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Ipswich Jazz Festival

A weekend of great musical events is planned for the next Ipswich Jazz Festival to be held from Friday 23rd June to Sunday 25th June.  Tickets are now on sale for most events. Starting on Friday 23rd June with a South African, Township style jazz concert by trumpeter Claude Deppa …

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Classical Music Sensibilities

The standout name this month would seem to be William Butterworth, who brings a string of mid-month dates, at The Fleece (Stoke-by-Nayland), Anteros Arts (Norwich) and Jazz East (Felixstowe).  Just a few years ago a reviewer chided that this remarkable pianist didn’t ‘get out of London enough’; perhaps implying that …

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Tuning In To The New & Old

My demanding deadline of the 10th of the month before (note to all jazz venues) has coincided it seems with the launch of a new national jazz radio ‘station’, so thus an excuse for a theme. New radio often marked a new wave (length) in music: Radio Caroline bobbed offshore …

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Cambridge Highlights

Cambridge Jazz Festival is undoubtedly where it’s at this month (16th to 27th November).  Although launched only two years ago, as an annual celebration of jazz across the city this festival succeeds in bringing together nightclubs and theatres, double-bills and workshops, mainstream and modern, town and gown.  The festival’s banner …

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Grace & Elegance

Trombone has been a figure of fun down the ages, with its big loopy image and droopy clownish sound.  Donald Duck had Trombone Trouble in 1944, Music Hall comic Jimmy Edwards spoofed in 1966 before the Jack Parnell Orchestra, and of course there was Douglas in a certain Danish butter …

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Moonlighting

Spare a thought for the lives of travelling jazz musicians.  Before returning to our corner of the world in October Gilad Atzmon, mentioned in closing in last month’s column, will have whirlwind-toured London, St Ives (Cornwall), Welwyn Garden City, Paris, Germany, Switzerland; San Francisco, Portland, New York City and Baltimore, …

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Quiet August

In spite of the nation’s extraordinary decision in June, we now readily adopt European habits such as the August vacation.  So there’s not so much on this month, although Hot Numbers at Dale’s Brewery in Cambridge is to be commended for its five different jazz offerings in August. A fellow …

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Kenny Wheeler Jazz Prize

Edition Records and the Royal Academy of Music are pleased to announce that the 2016 winner of the sixth “Kenny Wheeler Jazz Prize” is the outstanding guitarist and composer Rob Luft. The Kenny Wheeler Jazz Prize is awarded each year to a young artist who demonstrates excellence in both performance …

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Cambridge Modern Jazz

Returning from our summer break we’ve some tempting attractions in September to kick start our new autumn/winter season.  Rising star Corrie Dick brings a talent-packed band on September 15 promising ‘Impossible Things’, while Emily Saunders band ESB turn everything inside out with their beguiling ‘Outsiders Insiders’ album launch.  As ever …

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Jazz Weekender

The Norwich Jazz Club has just announced its early plans for the celebrated and highly popular Jazz Weekender, which presented its first festival of jazz in 1989. This year it will be taking place from the 2nd to the 4th of September across four fine venues in Norwich’s city centre. …

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