Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle Gears Up for the Summer Season

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Since it’s launch in 2011 Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle has gone from strength to strength. Besides their Festival held in July, Seaside Shuffle now hosts regular club nights at The Ramsgate Small Boat Owners Club and it’s seasonal “Harbourside Jazz” sessions opposite The Belgium Bar are drawing enthusiastic crowds. Jazz&Jazz has been … [Read more...]

MORE POWER TO JAZZ, TINA MAY SPECIAL SOLD OUT!

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Tad Newton and Jazz&Jazz ecstatically announce that the Tina May Concert is fully booked.  If you've missed out you could always telephone Tad on 01604 858549 in case of cancellations! … [Read more...]

From New Orleans to Avant-Garde

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Jazz&Jazz aims to capture, share and promote the unique ethos of the early days of jazz. We treasure the origins of jazz, nowadays referred to by some as New Orleans Revivalist Jazz. In the UK and Europe jazz steered a somewhat different path in the much loved Traditional Jazz era of the 1950s and 1960s but it was still based on early New … [Read more...]

Opera North Presents “Sunrise, A Song of Two Humans” Saturday April 26

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Award-winning jazz saxophonist Andy Sheppard and outstanding pianist Joanna MacGregor OBE join forces to create a magnificent live performance of their newly commissioned soundtrack for the silent film Sunrise, F.W.Murnau’s 1927 masterpiece. A story about innocence and experience, about urban and rural American and about love and violence, their … [Read more...]

Jazz Singer René Marie Joins Opera North for an Evening of Songs to Her Beautiful Homeland, Wed April 23

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Electrifying American jazz singer René Marie will dazzle with her powerhouse vocals and smooth tones as she joins Opera North for a night of songs from her album, Voice of My Beautiful Country. The evening will draw together jazz, soul, gospel and Americana in a stunning one-off concert. Make this a must for your diary. ‘It's her ability to … [Read more...]

Opera North Presents An Evening with Dave Douglas & Uri Caine, Friday 2nd May

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Two highly influential jazz musicians from across the pond, distinguished trumpeter Dave Douglas and keyboard wizard Uri Caine, unite in a compelling evening of vivacious, fierce and phenomenal playing.  Jaw-droppingly talented, the duo will treat you to a special selection of songs, hymns and improvisations ahead of their 2014 CD release in … [Read more...]

Featuring the Spring Issue of Kent Jazz News

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Kent Jazz News is compiled and edited by jazz devotee Harry Stubberfield and is well worth taking the time to read. It’s packed with news about the jazz scene in Kent and beyond. Harry kindly supplied me with this pdf of the Spring Issue: AAkjnspring To receive your personal copy email Harry at: … [Read more...]

The Midnight Choo-Choo Arrives at Blisworth! Next on the Timetable, The Frenchman Street Band!

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Gone are the days when Blisworth Hotel accommodated passengers on Robert Stephenson’s first, now defunct, railway line between London and Birmingham. Gone too are the days when the hotel’s ballroom was one of Northamptonshire’s popular night spots, promoting artists such as Gary Moore, Hawkwind and Deep Purple. But not so Jazz! Now known as … [Read more...]

Introducing New Orlean’s Sweet Substitute Jazz Band

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Good News from New Orleans is always welcome, particularly during the French Quarter Festival in full swing this weekend. And especially when it’s introducing a brand new band playing early New Orleans jazz. This comes from Nita Hemeter, a very good friend of Jazz&Jazz.   “Wanted to let you know The Sweet Substitute Jazz Band is … [Read more...]

14 April: Peartree Jazz Club Next Stop on New Orleans Z’hulus’ 30th Anniversary UK Tour

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Brian Turnock’s Belgium based New Orleans Z’hulus have been “on the warpath” for 30 years and Welwyn Garden City’s Peartree Jazz Club is pleased to announce them as star guests this coming Monday, 14th April, during their UK Anniversary Tour.   … [Read more...]