News provided by jazzyorkshire.blogspot.com | RSS
Newcastle's Top Jazz Dance Party Hosts End Of Year Special
Posted: 12 December 2013On the 29th December, Swing Tyne will be hosting a special end of year Sunday Night Stomp at Hoochie Choochie. Running 7.30 til late, there'll be plenty of time to shook, shimmy and shake to the sounds of TJ Muller and his newly-formed Honky-Tonk Jazz Band as well as DJs playing trad, gypsy jazz, big band swing, jump jive and more.
54 Pilgrim Street
JATP moves into new home
Posted: 12 December 2013 Magic Hat Ensemble at JATP (photo credit: Mark Beirne-Smith)
Jazz at the Priestley in Bradford, a club that schedules a renowned programme of jazz from local and touring groups, have moved from their venue of recent years, the Irish Club on Rebecca Street in Bradford. They will now host their gigs at Glyde House, Glydegate, Bradford. BD5 0BQ.The move means that their January gigs scheduled for 3rd January and 17th January will now take place at the new venue.Good luck to Martin Powell and the team on the move!
RIP Jim Hall 1930 - 2013
Posted: 11 December 2013
Only days after the passing of Stan Tracy, the jazz community is left reeling with the awful news that guitarist Jim Hall passed away yesterday. Hall died aged 84 in Manhattan Hospital after a short illness.
Jim Hall was a true jazz legend and a father figure of jazz guitar, and in fact this was the title of his debut solo album, released in 1957. It is said that one can judge a man by the company he keeps, and if that is the case one can give Jim Hall the highest judgement as it was his wonderful collaborations that defined his career as much as his work under his own name. These collaborations included work with such giants as Sonny Rollins (Jim appeared as a special guest at Sonny's 80th birthday concert 3 years ago), Bill Evans, Ben Webster and Gary Burton among many others.
An astounding musician who will be missed greatly by the entire community.
Durham University Big Band To Play Charity Gig
Posted: 10 December 2013
Tomorrow night, Wednesday 11th December
, Durham University Big Band
will be playing a concert in aid of Durham Food Bank.
The band will be playing a set of swing, latin and funk as well as arrangements of popular carols in the Riverside Café of Durham University Student Union from 8pm. Free entry, with contributions to Durham Food Bank greatly appreciated.
'Jazzlines' Announces Birmingham Concerts For The New Year
Posted: 9 December 2013
Jazzlines, a programme of jazz performances in Birmingham run by Town Hall Symphony Hall along with Tony Dudley-Evans and Mary Wakelam, has announced a series of gigs in the new year that showcases some of British jazz's young, innovative talent as well as international artists.Read more »
RIP Stan Tracey 1926-2013
Posted: 6 December 2013 Photo Credit: William Ellis
Beloved pianist and composer Stan Tracey has passed away aged 86. Tracey had been a pillar of the British Jazz community for decades, being awarded a CBE for his work. His most famous recording was a suite inspired by Dylan Thomas's Under Milk Wood.
Our condolences to the Tracey family and to Stan's many friends and colleagues.Stan Tracey Interview - The Guardian 2006
A Call for Photos of E.S.T
Posted: 6 December 2013
In celebration of the 10th Gateshead International Jazz Festival, a set of photos is being collated to span the history of the festival. However, it has arisen that there are no photos to be found from the performan
ce of the now defunct, but once trend-setting, piano trio E.S.T.Although photography is banned at the festival a 'photo amnesty' has been announced, as the organisers appeal for any photos taken of E.S.T by audience members at their appearance at the first Gateshead International Jazz Festival in 2005.
If you have any photographs from this concert, it would be much appreciated if you would get in touch via the email address below:
Jamie Taylor launches new album at Sela Bar, December 15th
Posted: 6 December 2013
Top UK guitarist Jamie Taylor is to launch his new album with his quartet, Outside Line, on December 15th at The Cooler at Sela Bar in Leeds.
The band, which features tenor saxophonist Matt Anderson, bassist Garry Jackson and drummer Dave Walsh, have played together across the North and recorded their debut album in February of this year.Read more »
John Surman Wins British Composer Award
Posted: 5 December 2013
The Annual British Composer Awards Ceremony was held this week, and the award for Contemporary Jazz Compostion was won by multi-intrumentalist and composer John Surman with Lifelines, 'a choral piece 'which blends folk and jazz into a convincing and original portmanteau'.Read more »
British Jazz Stars Lead Weekly Night in Birmingham
Posted: 4 December 2013
' is a trendy bakery/coffee shop in Birmingham about which I have heard only good things, and the newest addition to it's long list of attributes is a weekly jazz night, lead by the fantastically talented pair: trumpeter/bassist Percy Pursglove
and drummer Andrew Bain
.Read more »
Thank you to Jazz in Yorkshire for providing news content: at jazzyorkshire.blogspot.com
See 'Where to find jazz' for the festival diary for this region
gig guide snapshot
147 Gigs in December See Weekly Residencies
Wednesday 18 Decembervarious
, Scarborough Jazz
Friday 3 JanuaryTHE WEAVE
information from gig guide
New Northern jazz agency
Jazz North & Jazz Yorkshire
From October 2012 Jazz Yorkshire and the other northern jazz development agencies are replaced by Jazz North. Read more: news/jazznorth
Jazz Yorkshire Awards 2012
Recognising who made exceptional contributions to our jazz scene in 2011-12. facebook group Jazz Yorkshire Awards.
Jazz Jamboree February 2013
An intensive, one-day big band workshop for young musicians aged between 12 - 18 playing Big Band jazz jazzyorkshire.org/jazzjamboree
Mentoring and professional career development for jazz musicians in the early part of their career. jazzyorkshire.org/futures
Demo in a day
Listen to a selection of tracks recorded by musicians who have taken part in our 'Demo in a Day' scheme. jazzyorkshire.org/demo