Jakub Klimiuk Quintet (Jazz Cafe POSK, 25 June) – London Jazz News

Polish guitarist and composer Jakub Klimiuk will perform with his quintet at Jazz Cafe POSK on Saturday 25 June. This new project combines modern jazz with the influences of Scandinavian improvised music, Eastern European folk and contemporary classical music. Interview by Tomasz Furmanek AKUB KLIMIUK QUINTET Jakub Klimiuk Quintet. Photo credit: Grain Addiction LondonJazz News: … Read more

Issue 16-23 June 9, 2022 – Blues Blast Magazine

Whenever fans watch Dawn Tyler Watson, they are consistently impressed with the seemingly effortless power of her voice, her great control, beautiful tone, and wonderful stage presence. This winner of the 2017 International Blues Challenge also earned multiple Maple Blues Awards in Toronto, won a Blues Blast Music Award for Female Vocalist of the Year, … Read more

Nikki Iles, Mike Walker, RNCM Big Band (RNCM Theatre, 30 June) – London Jazz News

Manchester is in for a true summer treat at the end of June, when the Royal Northern College of Music Big Band performs with pianist and composer Nikki Iles and guitarist Mike Walkergiving jazz lovers the chance to hear what Steve Berry describes as Iles’s “sumptuous arrangements”. Feature by Martin Chilton Nikki Iles, Ronnie Scott’s, … Read more

Irene Serra (10th Anniversary of ISQ, Pizza Express Dean Street, 8 June) – London Jazz News

ISQ (Irene Serra Quartet) is a jazz group led by vocalist/composer Irene Serra. Originally from Southern Italy, Serra moved to London more than two decades ago, in the first instance to study music. Breaking free from the Great American Songbook 10 years ago, she joined forces with her band to start writing original pop-influenced music. … Read more

Chris Batchelor (Zoetic tour, 9 June – 2 July) – London Jazz News

After the pandemic twice scuppered the unveiling of some of the most idiomatically diverse new music of his versatile career, trumpeter/composer Chris Batchelor, with the quintet Zoetic, is now finally touring the UK until July (full list of dates and dates below). Zoetic is a subtle and sophisticated chamber group which he conceived three years … Read more

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

The Rolling Stones Singles 1963-1966 To Release June 10

The Rolling Stones Singles Faithful Reproductions of First 18 Vinyl Singles & EPsIncludes Landmark Hits “Satisfaction,” “Get Off Of My Cloud,” “Time Is On My Side”;Comes With 32-Page Book and Ephemera ABKCO Records will release The Rolling Stones Singles 1963-1966 on June 10 in celebration of the group’s 60th anniversary this year. The limited-edition set … Read more

Tim Garland – Vigil Songbook (Band on the Wall, 29 May / Ronnie Scott’s, 1 June) – London Jazz News

Since his emergence on the scene in the late ’80s, Tim Garland has firmly established an international reputation as one of Britain’s foremost saxophonists and composers. Some highlights of his career include winning the 2009 Grammy for his orchestras on The New Crystal Silence, which won ‘best instrumental album’, and playing in the late Chick … Read more