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Terri Lyne Carrington

Review by Robbie Fearon Birmingham Town Hall 21-05-2017 When Terri Lyne Carrington put the original Mosaic Project (Concord Jazz) together in 2011, it featured a rotating cast of all-star female jazz musicians. The project’s second album from 2015 was in… Read More ›

Madeleine Peyroux

Review and pictures by John Watson Town Hall, Birmingham UK 21-11-2016 “I don’t have a reputation for doing anything cheerful,” Madeleine Peyroux told her audience, with a grin. “But I’m working on breaking that mould.” I like the texture of… Read More ›

Enemy

CBSO Centre, Birmingham UK 15-10-2016 Review and photographs by John Watson When you see the names Kit Downes, Petter Eldh and James Maddren in the publicity for a new trio, you just know this will be a band that cannot fail…. Read More ›

JQ Jazz Legends Festival – Sunday

Words and Pictures by John Watson University College Birmingham McIntyre House, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham UK 22-05-2016 The 2016 JQ Jazz Legends Festival wrapped up with some sublimely lovely singing… followed by an astonishing musical thunderstorm. The storm came from the… Read More ›

Malija

CBSO Centre, Birmingham UK 29-01-2016 The first Jazzlines gig of 2016 augurs well for a strong year: three exceptionally fine musicians familiar to British jazz fans but in a fresh context. Malija is Mark Lockheart (tenor and soprano saxophones), Liam… Read More ›