town hall

Mike Fletcher Trio

Town Hall, Birmingham UK 13-05-2015 This trio – Mike Fletcher on C melody saxophone, Ollie Brice on double bass and Jeff Williams on drums – had played as half a double bill back in January at the CBSO Centre. Then… Read More ›

The week ahead in gigs

The Christmas season is one of nostalgia and tradition, and this week’s jazz acquires that festive tone, with lots of new twists on looking back. Tonight The Puppini Sisters fill Birmingham’s Town Hall with retro-chic and their 1940s-style close harmony… Read More ›

The week ahead in gigs

A flashmob is the name for an organised but seemingly spontaneous mass arts event in a public place. Flashmob is also the name of Cornish guitarist Ryan Williams’ band with Rory Simmons on trumpet, Will Collier on bass and Nick… Read More ›

The week in gigs

In addition to a couple of gigs well within the genre this is also a week to investigate music just outside the jazz arena but still linked by rhythm and the urge to explore. The music of Africa, for example…. 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 ›