steve watts

The Printmakers

Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton UK 09-05-2015 Pianist Nikki Iles said it was her first visit to Wolverhampton; vocalist Norma Winstone said she thought it was hers, but couldn’t be sure at her age… I reckon everyone in last night’s audience hoped… Read More ›

The week ahead in gigs

Gustav Mahler and jazz are not often found in the same sentence. When they are, the name of Uri Caine is usually there as well. The Philadelphia-born, New York-resident pianist has pursued a fruitful career in jazz but he has never… Read More ›

When we Speake of Bobo

Egotism, I like to believe, is not a particular problem with jazz musicians. Like all creative people, they need to believe in themselves, and there has always been a fairly healthy competitive spirit at play, but overall, jazz players in… Read More ›