Prelude to Fest Jazz, 2016: “I Remember Clifford” Eva Fernández, at Fest Jazz 2014


  Ginny and I have booked early for Fest Jazz, Châteauneuf-du-Faou, Brittany, this year. Festival Organiser, Trevor Stent, guarantees a great line up which will shortly be featured on Jazz&Jazz. Fans will be thrilled to know that Joan Chamorro's young stars in his Barcelona based Sant Andreu Jazz Band will be returning for the … [Read more...]

Andrea Motis’ Pizza Express Jazz Club Debut Stole the Hearts of London Fans

Andrea Motis

  So worth re-featuring: Pizza Express Jazz Club hosted an outstanding London debut for young Catalonian star Andrea Motis (vocals, soprano sax & trumpet) accompanied by her mentor, Joan Chamorro (contrabass and tenor sax); Ignasi Terraza (piano); Josep Traver (Guitar); Esteve Pi (Drums). In their programme Pizza Express … [Read more...]

Humphrey Lyttelton – A Touch of Indulgence!


Delving through our business archives, my wife Ginny came across a jazz promotion we produced for our client, The Weizmann Foundation back in 1989: "An Evening of Jazz with Humphrey Lyttelton & His Band". This was during my "lapsed era" when earning a crust came first - between my somewhat superficial youthful jazz craze and my new found … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Jazz at The Castle, Wellingborough! DixieMix, Savannah, JazzFriends Plus Mysto’s Hot Lips


  With Special Guest Vasilis Xenopoulos Book for Tad Newton’s JazzFriends: Friday, 12th February 8.00pm.   Book for The Savannah Jazz Band: Saturday, 13th February, 12.30pm Book for DixieMiz Jazz Band: Saturday, 13th February 8.00pm Book for Mysto's Hot Lips: Sunday, 14th February, 12.30pm Get Your … [Read more...]

Featuring Jazz&Jazz YouTubes: The Adrian Cox Quintet


"That's a Plenty" is a 1914 ragtime piano piece composed by Lew Pollack. Nowadays it’s played in Dixieland style. “Stardust” conjures up memories of Nat King Cole. Here Adrian Cox wows Bedford Golf Club jazz fans with Hoagy Carmichael’s classic but without the luxury of top rate recording studio facilities. That’s jazz - Live Jazz, … [Read more...]

Conscia Jazz Presents: The Bedford Jazz Festival 2016


Hi Everyone! As most of you will know, we are having a few months off of our regular events. This is because we are very busy organising this year's 'Conscia Jazz Presents: The Bedford Jazz Festival 2016', and I am very pleased to announce this today. Above is confirmation of our 'Main Stage' acts and our Headline acts for this year's … [Read more...]

Phall Fatale – Testing the Waters?


  Berlin based publicity man, Lukasz Polowczyk recently asked if I would be prepared to feature Phall Fatale, an innovative group, on Jazz&Jazz. Initially I thought not but later changed my mind. These days I’m discovering some items posted on my Facebook Jazzers Group are stretching the boundaries of jazz to one degree or … [Read more...]

“White Ghost Shivers”: Delving into History with Christine’s Stackyard Stompers at Lemsford Jazz Club

Acrylic Jazz Portrait commissioned by John Pickett

There is no better band than Christine’s Stackyard Stompers for delving into the deep south past of Jazz. Take for instance The New Orleans Owls’ “White Ghost Shivers” introduced on this Jazz&Jazz YouTube by trumpeter, John Picket. The New Orleans Owls played regularly at the Hotel Roosevelt and other hotels in New Orleans between … [Read more...]

Jazz&Jazz New YouTube Release: “Some of These Days”

Joan Chamorro with his protege Andrea Motis

  Written and composed by Shelton Brooks in 1910, first recorded by Sophie Tucker in 1911, later by numerous stars including Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby, Judy Garland and Elkie Brooks - performed here in the town square, Châteauneuf-du-Faou, by the young stars of Joan Chamorro’s Sant Andreu Jazz Band at Fest Jazz … [Read more...]

Jazz&Jazz YouTube Featuring Amy Roberts, Richard Exall and Gary Wood


  Rising star, Amy Roberts (2015 British Jazz Award winner on flute) and Richard Exall (sax) with Tad Newton’s Jazz Friends at The Walnut Tree Jazz Club, Blisworth. Gary Wood (trumpet) recently featured in Just Jazz Magazine (January 2016). Like Richard, Gary is “A child of the ‘60s”. Ray Crick asked him “Are you a musician … [Read more...]