KSI releases surprise new single, “Summer is Over”

The three-time Brit-nominated musician, KSI has just dropped his new single, “Summer is Over” on Atlantic Records and streaming across all the usual platforms including YouTube. His YouTube channel has an impressive 24 million subscribers. This single’s release marks a significant chapter in the talented artist’s burgeoning pop career. The tender lyrics combined with a … Read more

Americana Veteran Lucinda Williams Live at the Pabst Theater, Milwaukee – American Blues Scene

Lucinda Williams is a 69-year veteran Americana music artist who has released albums over the last 40-plus years. Known for her songwriting abilities as well as her performance skills, Williams is a legend among other Americana and country musicians, and also to fans in the know. Williams has released about 13 major studio albums, and … Read more

Nicole Mitchell at the 2022 Newcastle Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music – London Jazz News

Nicole Mitchell Lit & Phil. Newcastle Festival of Jazz and Improved Music – Day 2 & 3. Two writers, Peter Slavid and AJ Dehany, jointly covered the innovative 2022 NFoJaIM festival for LJN. Links to their other reports below, “We do it to disrupt the machine” is a statement of liberational sensibility that exists in … Read more

‘One Good Scandal’) – London Jazz News

“’There’s an honesty and integrity to Fran Landesman’s songs,” says vocalist Nicki Leighton-Thomas. “Straight from knowledge and from the heart – and she wasn’t afraid to deal with the dark side.” Leighton-Thomas became a friend of Fran Landesman (1927-2011) towards the end of the American-born lyricist and poet’s life. Leighton-Thomas’s new album is a collection … Read more

Zoh Amba – Bhakti (Mahakala Music, 2022) ~ The Free Jazz Collective

By Martin Schray In a short documentary, Zoh Amba says that she thought music was an escape from the world, but she realized that it was rather a gateway to a universe of beauty. With it, she says, she can create a world of friends and sunshine, even when the circumstances around you aren’t the … Read more

‘The Lions Revisited’) – London Jazz News

Prolific, imaginative and versatile pianist-composer Jonathan Gee showcases his “second string” – on his first album majoring on his singing. Interview feature by Rob Adams, Jonathan Gee is talking about the creative process and how music can come together even when the musicians involved aren’t in the same room. On his new album, The Lions … Read more

Musicians = Natural Programmers – American Blues Scene

If you are a musician, you already have the fundamental skills and necessary rational thinking and feeling processes to become a competent computer programmer. Music, like programming, is all about knowing basic theories, forms, and structures. For example, a musician studies scales & chords, all twelve music keys, forms & song structures, melodies, and lyrics. … Read more

Suwannee Hulaween Festival’s Ninth Edition Returns Home October 27-30 – American Blues Scene

Suwannee Hulaween has added 25 new artists to its already star-studded, cross-genre lineup. The festival’s ninth edition is returning home to the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida from Thursday, October 27 – Sunday, October 30. New headliners include Grammy-nominated producer TOKiMONSTA, celebrated Grateful Dead cover band Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, … Read more

Royal Academy of Music Jazz Orchestra – John Taylor Celebration (12 October 2022) – London Jazz News

This September would have seen the 80th birthday of pianist and composer John Taylorwho died just two months before his 73rd birthday in 2015. The Royal Academy of Music Jazz Orchestra will perform a concert of Taylor’s big band works on 12 October, joined by special guests Stan Sulzmann, Norma Winstone, Nikki Iles and Liam … Read more

‘Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic XII – Sketches of Miles’ (Theo Croker) – London Jazz News

Theo Croker Quartet and members of the Berlin Philharmonic – Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic XII – Sketches of Miles (ACT 9948-2. Review by Julian Maynard-Smith) To open CD 1 with ‘Pinocchio/Milestones’ and CD2 with ‘Miles Ahead Suite’ is a clear statement of intent: the first half of this live concert is dedicated to the music … Read more