Whether you’re a long-time lover of the genre or a total newbie, London’s got something to keep all jazz fans entertained. With top-notch nights taking place week in, week out, and with a solid selection of venues offering not just sweet sounds but a sweet atmosphere too, the capital’s jazz nuts are spoilt rotten.
Jazz in London this week
Sax man Jack Wyllie, drummer Duncan Bellamy and bassist Milo Fitzpatrick – formerly Portico Quartet and now trading as Portico – combine their talents to frighteningly brilliant effect to make post-jazz, ambient, electronic, groove-based music that makes them a big live draw. Jazz, synthpop, electronic – whatever you want to call it, it’s brilliant stuff.Read more
Fine double bassist Olie Brice can usually be found as a sideman – working with the likes of Paul Dunmall and Evan Parker amongst others. Tonight he launches his debut album – ‘Immune to Clockwork’ – under his own name with his quintet comprised of trumpeter Alex Bonney, tenor saxophonist George Crowley, Mike Fletcher on C-melody sax and Jeff Williams on drums.Read more