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Ben Lee – October 2016

Ben Lee is from Devon, got into guitar playing Blink 182 songs, studied at Exeter College and Birmingham Conservatoire, and graduated last year. Since then he has worked with his Quintet, with Birmingham Jazz Orchestra and other bands, on a cruise ship… Read More ›

MSJO Residency Quintet

CBSO Centre, Birmingham UK 20-11-2015 The five members of the Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra could have chosen to treat this as a kind of after-show jam, content to take the stand with no prior plans, loosen their ties and unwind in… Read More ›

Michael Janisch’s Paradigm Shift

Review and picture by John Watson Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham UK 08-10-2015 A wealth of imaginative, engaging jazz has been produced by bands that expertly bridge the styles of free-flowing acoustic jazz and electronic styles, but Michael Janisch’s Paradigm Shift must… Read More ›