Charlotte Glasson (‘Bonito’ album launch. Pizza Express Soho, 25 August 2022) – London Jazz News

“If you’ve ever wondered what smiles sound like, this is it!” (Hot Press, Ireland). Brighton-based saxophonist/ multi-instrumentalist Charlotte Glasson brings her 6-piece band to Soho’s Pizza Express on Thursday 25 August to launch her new album Bonito. And the are some interesting and unusual stories behind her compositions. Interview by Alison Bentley: Charlotte Glasson. Photo … Read more

Olie Brice (new double album ‘Fire Hills’; launch 13 Sept. Cafe Oto) – London Jazz News

“Fire Hills” (West Hill Records), the new double album from bassist/composer Olie Brice, marks a significant step forward in his career as bandleader and composer: one album by his trio with Will Glaser and Tom Challenger, and one for octet. Both groups will perform at the launch (Cafe Oto, 13 Sep.) The octet is also … Read more

Duncan Eagles (New Partikel Album ‘Anniversary Song’ / launch at Pizza Express Dean St, 9 August) – London Jazz News

The new album from Partikel, “Anniversary Song” (Berthold Records) is a belated celebration of ten years of the band’s existence. John Fordham’s feature/ interview with Duncan Eagles explains the history of the band and its name, notably how Partikel emerged from another, Tomorrow’s Warriors-nurtured, band called “Artikel”. His feature starts in the shadow of an … Read more

Agata Kubiak (Project Launch for ‘The Other’, POSK, 8 July) – London Jazz News

Violinist, singer, composer Agata Kubiak was born in Mława in Northern Poland and grew up in Grudziadz. After graduating from the Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk, she moved to the UK in 2007, and has been a lively creative and instigating force on the London scene ever since. She completed a doctorate on … Read more

Arun Ghosh – (‘Seclused In Light’ / album launch tour) – London Jazz News

Arun Ghosh – Secluded In Light (The Crescent, York. March 24. Live review by AJ Dehany) John Pope, Arun Ghosh, Dave Walsh. Phone snap by AJ Dehany Secluded In Light is a classic Arun Ghosh album, suffused with intense personal feeling driven by the death of his father and the pressures of lockdown. “Seclused is … Read more

Alexander Bryson – ‘The Alexander Bryson Trio’ (album launch 21 March 2022) – London Jazz News

London-born Pianist Alexander Bryson will launch his debut album The Alexander Bryson Trio (Hardbop Records) on Monday 21 March 2022 at Pizza Express Dean Street. His trio features Jeremy Brown ad Matt Fishwick. Interview by Brian Priestley LJN: Could you tell me about your early musical experiences – teachers/listening/early public performances? Alex Bryson: My family … Read more

Tom Remon (new album ‘Eagle Peak’ on Lunaria Records; launch 28 Feb ’22) – London Jazz News

Tom Remon- Eagle Peak UK guitarist Tom Remon has a new album out, Eagle Peak (Lunaria Records) with Shaney Forbes on drums, Mike Gorman on Hammond and Laurence Wilkins on trumpet. Launch is on 28 February – booking link below. In this feature about the new album, he remembers the impact which working with Tomorrow’s … Read more