tony dudley-evans

Jazz Migration

Pantin, France 11-16 Last week I attended the showcase concert for the French Jazz Migration scheme at La Dynamo club in the Pantin suburb just outside Paris. The Jazz Migration scheme is a brilliant scheme run by the national organisation… Read More ›

October Meeting

Bimhuis, Amsterdam, Netherlands 08 to 09-10-2016 The October Meeting is a gathering of improvising musicians who meet for a weekend of shifting collaborations curated by Huub van Riel, the director of the Bimhuis, the major club for jazz and improvised music in… Read More ›

Saalfelden Jazz Festival

Various venues, Saalfelden, Austria 25 to 28-08-2016  The Saalfelden Jazz Festival takes place in the small town of Saalfelden in Austria in a marvellous setting surrounded by the craggy mountains of the Austrian Alps. It can justifiably claim to be one of… Read More ›

Big Band Special

The Spotted Dog, Digbeth, Birmingham 31-07-16 The Big Band Special featured four big bands over the afternoon in the lovely garden at the back of The Spotted Dog and was the final promotion of the two stalwarts of the jazz… Read More ›

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 ›

Jazzdor Berlin

Kesselhaus, Berlin, Germany 31-05 to 01-06-16 Jazzdor Berlin is a short annual festival celebrating cooperation between French and German jazz that takes place in the hip Prenzlauer Berg district of Berlin in a former brewery. It is the sister festival of… Read More ›

Moers Festival 2016

Various venues 13 to 16-05-2016 Moers Festival takes place in a small German town near the Dutch border and is rightly considered to be one of Europe’s leading festivals for jazz and broadly defined contemporary music, i.e. electronica, alternative rock… Read More ›

Wolves Are People Too

Patrick Centre, Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham 08-04-2016  Wolves Are People Too is a collaboration between bandleader and composer David Austin Grey, Birmingham Royal Ballet dancer and choreographer Kit Holder and illustrator Nicholas Robertson to create a dance performance with David Grey’s Hansu-Tori group playing live on stage. The narrative tells the… Read More ›