Picks from Glasgow Jazz Festival (16-19 June 2022) and Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival (15-24 July 2022) – London Jazz News

Full programs for both the Glasgow and Edinburgh jazz festivals have now been released. Patrick Hadfield and Mark McKergow, two of LJN’s ‘friends in the North’, have scrutinised both line-ups. Here are their picks, designed to help highlight some not-to-be-missed visitors alongside top Scottish talent. Glasgow Jazz Festival (Thursday 16 June – Sunday 19 June … Read more

Alligator Records Artists To Perform At 2022 Chicago Blues Festival

Photo: Alligator Records Artists: Shemekia Copeland, Toronzo Cannon, Billy Branch, Lil’Ed & The Blue Imperials Shemekia Copeland, Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials, Billy Branch and Toronzo Cannon Perform Live At World Renowned Free Event On Wednesday, May 11, The City Of Chicago announced the lineup for the 2022 Chicago Blues Festivaltaking place Thursday, June … Read more

Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2022 article @ All About Jazz

Courtesy Pedro Brown By Peter Jones May 9, 2022 Sign in to view read count Cheltenham Jazz Festival Cheltenham, UK April 27-May 2, 2022 A prosperous Eighteenth Century spa town in the Cotswolds, chic Cheltenham is famed for its annual festivals, which now cover everything from horse racing to science. Taking place over six days … Read more

Bristol New Music Festival (5-8 May 2022) – London Jazz News

Todd Wills, former music programmer for the Vortex, is Artistic Director at Bristol Beacon, and is about to launch the fourth edition of Bristol New Music festival. A collective involving Spike Island, the Arnolfini gallery and Bristol University, has crafted a progressive multidisciplinary program including Angel Bat Dawid, Bendik Giske and Mica Levi, taking place … Read more

Claire Martin (Iford Manor Jazz Festival 2022, 22-24 July) – London Jazz News

“Our peaceful, Grade I registered garden is unlike any other with its romantic design and architecture,” say the owners of Iford Manor, situated near Bradford-on-Avon, within an area of ​​Outstanding Natural Beauty, “on the last hill of the Cotswolds.” Iford have been putting on music events since the 1980s, notably operas in the Italianate cloister. … Read more

XJAZZ! Festival 2022, Berlin – (4 to 8 May) – London Jazz News

(XJAZZ! Berlin. 4-8 March 2022. Preview by Izzy Blankfield) Berlin is a city constantly in flux, and its jazz scene is no different. This year’s XJAZZ! Festival – taking place from 4 to 8 May in the city’s vibrant Kreuzberg neighborhood – will showcase the musical depth and variety that the German capital has to … Read more

Rewire Festival 2022 (Netherlands) – London Jazz News

Rewire Festival (Amare, The Hague, Netherlands, 7-10 April 2022. Festival Round-Up by AJ Dehany) Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble and Bang on a Can All-Stars Photo ©Parcifal_Werkman Rewire is an intersection of the determinedly intellectual and the robustly physical that rewards ambition. In its 11th edition it has expanded into a bipolar mandala spread across … Read more

BBC Radio 3 After Dark Festival at Sage Gateshead – London Jazz News

BBC Radio 3 After Dark Festival (Sage Gateshead. Festival Report by AJ Dehany) The audience at Sage Gateshead for the BBC R3 After Dark Festival. Photo credit: Barry Pells/ BBC Sage Gateshead’s first all-night event, After Dark, was an ideal insomnia, a mind-expanding, time-bending 12-hour program of music and more to mark the spring equinox. … Read more