chris mapp

The week ahead in gigs

It’s a week of great gigs in small venues, with a jam-packed programme tonight. Down at Andy Hamilton’s regular Thursday Bearwood Jazz night in the Bearwood Corks Club, tenor saxophonist, Birmingham Conservatoire graduate and 2010 Yamaha Jazz Scholar Lluis Mather… Read More ›

“My song to the stars”

That’s how pianist and composer Steve Tromans describes Musickosmos, his latest composition for the Steve Tromans Debop Band. It gets its premiere outing on Friday at the Symphony Hall foyer Rush Hour Blues session. Steve has stretched this audience before… Read More ›

Chris and Percy talk Harmonics

There is a distinct “can-do” attitude among the young musicians living in Birmingham, UK, whose first love is jazz. Maybe it comes for the independent spirit they need to have become interested in this highly challenging and artistically rewarding, but no… Read More ›