European Jazz

12 Points Festival

Victoria Eugenia Theatre, San Sebastian, Spain 20 to 23-07-2016 The 12 Points Festival is an annual festival run by the Improvised Music Company from Ireland dedicated to the presentation of young emerging bands from different European countries. Twelve bands with an average age of… Read More ›

The Sound Of The North

By Luca Vitali (Auditorium) Subtitled, Norway And The European Jazz Scene, and with an introduction and edited by Fiona Talkington, this is the most informative, the most engaging, the most wide-ranging and the most valuable guide to the very special… Read More ›

Marius Neset – Pinball

(ACT 9032-2) It’s possible to identify Marius Neset‘s rhythmically jumpy compositional and playing style even when it’s interpreted in the band clapping it out, which is exactly how this album, the fourth from the 29-year-old Norwegian saxophone wonder, and the… Read More ›

Jazz Sous Les Pommiers

Coutances, Normandy, France 24 to 31-05-2014 Jazz Sous Les Pommiers (Jazz Under the Apple Trees) remains one of my favourite jazz festivals; it takes places in a relatively small but attractive town with a massive cathedral and the festival more or… Read More ›

Schaffhausen Jazz Festival

Schaffhausen, Switzerland 16/17-05-2014 I was lucky enough to be invited to this lovely festival in the very attractive town of Schaffhausen on the Rhine in Switzerland along with other promoters and journalists from Germany, Poland, Russia, Lithuania, Belgium, Italy, Israel… Read More ›