Concert Calendar


Discover the jazz scene in your area. Every week, in collaboration with our partners worldwide, we offer you a curated calendar of concerts and performances you won't want to miss.

 

Carsten Dahl Trio  |  March 30 2017 - 20:00

Venue : Jazzhus Montmartre, Copenhagen

Carsten Dahl, Lennart Ginman and Frands Rifbjerg form one of the finest Danish jazz groups together. For two decades, this constellation has played together and released albums that have received worldwide attention and praise. Carsten Dahl is known to have an improvisational and open approach to jazz. The trio unfolds and perform every tune in a lively, technically and nuanced profound fashion. They lift the jazz to another level, and makes it sound easy, smooth and seductive.

Bill Laurance Quartet  |  March 30 2017 - 18:00

Venue : Ronnie Scott's, London

Bill Laurance is a British pianist and composer. A world-renowned multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer dubbed a “jazz maestro” by The Guardian, Bill has released four albums to date as a leader and has travelled across the globe and through a myriad of award-winning musical projects. Bill’s latest studio album is Aftersun, a tribute to space exploration and life in the cosmos. With flavours of dance music and African percussion, it combines deep world grooves with Laurance’s signature genre-bending exploration.

Mehmet Polat Trio  |  March 31 2017 - 20:30

Venue : Bimhuis, Amsterdam

Coming from Istanbul and currently living in Amsterdam, Mehmet Polat is an internationally respected innovator of the ud, the Arabic lute. He augmented the instrument by adding two bass strings, and he developed a new left hand technique. In his trio he performs with Dymphi Peeters on the African string instrument kora, as well as Sinan Arat on the ney, the flute from Persian, Turkish and Arabic music. Original compositions are colored by daring improvisations and grooves, connecting past and present.

Charlie Healy  |  April 01 2017 - 20:30

Venue : PizzaExpress Jazz Club, London

Charlie Healy is most known for being part of boyband ‘The Risk’, finalists on the ITV hit show ‘The X Factor’ during the 2011 series. Since his departure from the band, Charlie has made a name for himself around Europe. In 2016, following much anticipation, Charlie released ‘Renditions: Volume 1’. The 7 track E.P. is made up of various well known covers including Ed Sheeren’s ‘Thinking Out Loud’ and an acoustic version of the 2016 smash hit ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling’ by Justin Timberlake.

Kora Jazz Trio  |  April 04 2017 - 21:00

Venue : Sunside, Paris

In the land of the palaver tree, all is matter of dialogue. The Kora Jazz is the proof of that : meeting between jazzmen and old wise men, between tradition and improvisation. And mostly dialogue between the kora and the piano, two instruments so close – both rhythmic and solist – but separated by an ocean.

Felix Moseholm Quartet  |  April 04 2017 - 20:00

Venue : Jazzhus Montmartre, Copenhagen

Felix Moseholm has at the age of 19 gathered a lot of attention at home and abroad. He has already performed with artist such as Alex Riel, Jesper Thilo, Jacob Fischer, Tomas Franck, Alvin Queen og Emmet Cohen and taken lessons with Ron Carter, John Patitucci og Scott Colley among others. Felix plays one of his grandfather Erik Moseholms bass' and has received multiple awards, most recently the Horace Parlan Talent Award in october 2016.

Atila - ‘King for a Day’  |  April 05 2017 - 20:30

Venue : PizzaExpress Jazz Club, London

We all know and love Nat King Cole. His vocal stylings have defined songs such as Nature Boy, Unforgettable and When I fall in Love and have earned him a place in the history of American music. This new show presents all Nat’s famous songs, but with a unique context. We aim to chart his rise to fame – the lesser known, but perhaps more interesting period of his music during the 1930’s and 1940’s.

Vivian Buczek & Peter Asplund  |  April 06 2017 - 20:00

Venue : Jazzhus Montmartre, Copenhagen

Vivian Buczek has developed into one of Sweden's greatest jazz singers. With her magnificent vocal she creates an exciting and curious jazz. She shows a remarkable range and a very fine sense of the many languages of jazz. She has been on stage and in the studio with the phenomenal Swedish singer and trumpeter Peter Asplund many times before, and he will accompany her again with his amazing sound that always comes straight from the heart. They will be joined by Claes Crona, Hans Andersson and Johan Löfcrantz.

Neema  |  April 08 2017 - 13:30

Venue : PizzaExpress Jazz Club, London

World traveler, former First Nation community manager, mentored by Leonard Cohen, Neema brings a lot of living to the stories she sets to beguiling contemporary folk music. Her third studio album, Painting My Wall Gold was released March 4, 2016. It was recorded while Neema was pregnant with her son, and produced with Daryl Johnson (Daniel Lanois) and Mark Howard (Bob Dylan, The Wailin Jennys). It opens with Neema’s mettā song, ‘For You’ inspired by Buddhist meditation.

Richard Bona  |  April 08 2017 - 18:00

Venue : Ronnie Scott's, London

Fans call him “The African Sting,” critics call him a pro, but it’s his unique and electrifying style of connecting with his audience that titles him what he really is—a true musician. Richard Bona’s seemingly effortless voice, fierce skills on the bass, unique songwriting/arranging expertise and ability to learn just about any instrument simply from watching, position him as a rare African artist to have established an unscalable reputation on an international platform.

Benny Golson Quartet  |  April 09 2017 - 20:30

Venue : Bimhuis, Amsterdam

Benny Golson is more than just a fantastic tenor saxophone player; he’s a legendary composer who linked harmony to the energy of bebop. He has written over 300 compositions, including ever popular standards such as Whisper Not and I Remember Clifford.

Duo Fines Lames  |  April 11 2017 - 20:30

Venue : Sunside, Paris

This duo, struck bars paired up with blown bars, associates talented musicians of the same generation sharing the same passion. Their instruments present obvious similarities although the ways of producing the sound are different but complementary. The duo’s originality resides in the association of percussion keyboards with the accordion, and in the way a dialogue is established between the instruments.

Eric Revis Quartet  |  April 12 2017 - 20:30

Venue : Bimhuis, Amsterdam

Eric Revis is acclaimed for his impressive double bass sound. ‘Eric’s sound is the sound of doom; big, thick, percussive’, says Branford Marsalis, with whom Revis has collaborated extensively. The acoustic bass plays a fundamental role in the quartet in which Revis brings together well-known band leaders from the improvised music world.

Patricia Barber Trio  |  April 13 2017 - 20:30

Venue : PizzaExpress Jazz Club, London

Patricia Barber is coming to Soho Jazz Club with her debut shows, and will be performing many of her original songs, including 'Artsongs' from her latest Song Cycle, 'Angels, Birds and I...', which she performed w Renée Fleming. Barber had secured her place in modern jazz history. Among her contemporaries, only Cassandra Wilson had managed to create a comparable chemistry of new and old standards (catalyzed by uncategorizable originals); and only Diana Krall would match the compound appeal of Barber’s rarefied vocals and pristine piano.

Scott Hamilton Quartet  |  April 14 2017 - 21:00

Venue : PizzaExpress Jazz Club, London

The great Scott Hamilton returns to PizzaExpress Soho Jazz Club with his regular quartet of John Pearce (piano), Dave Green (bass) and Steve Brown (drums). Expect the highest quality classic jazz from Scott and thse old friends as they present a mixture of jazz standards and originals including tracks from their recent album 'Dean Street Nights'.

Chihiro Yamanaka Electric Trio  |  April 14 2017 - 18:00

Venue : Ronnie Scott's, London

Renowned Japanese pianist Chihiro Yamanaka is one of her native country’s most popular, though she has long been based in New York City. This Blue Note Recording Artist is especially well-known for leading trios, tonight’s group will stand up to some high expectations! On top of virtuosic, light-speed chops, Yamanaka has an irresistible swing to her playing and writing. This is highly recommended for anyone interested in straight-ahead jazz.

Jeremy Hababou Quartet  |  April 16 2017 - 21:30

Venue : Sunside, Paris

Twenty-six years old French-born, Jeremy Hababou is an Israeli pianist and composer. He started learning the piano at the age of 17, and quickly developed a real passion for jazz. His first album "Run Away", recorded as a group leader, with Ziv Ravitz (drums), Haggai Cohen Milo (bass), Gilad Ronen (sax, project’s artistic director), was released on «Gaya Music» label.

Scott Hamilton Quartet  |  April 17 2017 - 20:30

Venue : PizzaExpress Jazz Club, London

The great Scott Hamilton returns to PizzaExpress Soho Jazz Club with his regular quartet of John Pearce (piano), Dave Green (bass) and Steve Brown (drums). Expect the highest quality classic jazz from Scott and thse old friends as they present a mixture of jazz standards and originals including tracks from their recent album 'Dean Street Nights'.

Dele Sosimi  |  April 20 2017 - 20:30

Venue : Bimhuis, Amsterdam

Afrobeat is resurging thanks to contemporary club DJs stirring up the dance floor with the energetic mix of funk, African hi-life and jazz horns. Dele Sosimi is a leading figure within the movement that originated in Nigeria. He was the keyboardist and musical director in the bands of Afrobeat founder Fela Anikulapo-Kuti and his son Femi; from 1979 to 1986 in Fela Kuti’s Egypt 80 and from 1986 to 1994 in Femi Kuti’s Positive Force. He also played with Tony Allen, the king of Afrobeat drums.

Brian Simpson  |  April 20 2017 - 20:30

Venue : PizzaExpress Jazz Club, London

Former music director for Dave Koz, keyboard player Brian Simpson is no stranger to audiences at Pizza Express Jazz Club, having shared the stage with Paul Brown and Marc Antoine as well. Now here's your chance to catch Brian's second solo performances in London. Brian has a great understanding that melody and groove are all important. These are shows not to be missed.

Marc Perrenoud Trio  |  April 20 2017 - 19:30

Venue : Sunside, Paris

The Marc Perrenoud Trio released their fourth CD, «Nature Boy», in autumn 2016. Since the release of «Vestry Lamento» three years ago, the trio has spent a lot of time on the road and has toured extensively all around the World.For almost 10 years, the virtuoso, both elegant and powerful performances of Perrenoud have been supported by bassist Marco Müller and drummer Cyril Regamey.

Colin Stetson  |  April 21 2017 - 20:30

Venue : Bimhuis, Amsterdam

Colin Stetson is known as a true sensation on bass saxophone, which he transforms into a complete brass ensemble including percussion. The Canadian saxophonist has collaborated with, among others, Arcade Fire, Tom Waits and David Byrne. His hypnotic solo pieces include impressive circular breathing techniques, as well as amplification of the saxophone’s sounds through contact microphones.

Richard Galliano Solo  |  April 21 2017 - 20:00

Venue : Jazzhus Montmartre, Copenhagen

Richard Galliano is one of the most iconic accordion artists on the international jazz scene. During his impressive musical career, he has played with legends such as Chet Baker, Gary Burton and Ron Carter. The French artist already started playing the accordion at the tender age of 4 with help from his dad Lucien Galliano, who was also an accordion player. Richard Galliano has won numerous awards for his creative and distinctive approach to jazz via his refreshing use of his instrument. It is going to be a magical night with Richard Galliano as the sole performer.

Basel Rajoub's Soriana Project  |  April 22 2017 - 20:30

Venue : Bimhuis, Amsterdam

New Arabic music led by saxophonist Basel Rajoub from Aleppo, with adventurous compositions alongside classical Syrian songs by vocalist Shaza Hayek. In his project Soriana (‘our Syria’) saxophonist Basel Rajoub composes new music based on the 1000 year tradition of improvising which he brought with him from his homeland. The saxophonist from Aleppo collaborates with his compatriot Feras Charestan on the string instrument qanun.

Brian Simpson  |  April 22 2017 - 21:00

Venue : PizzaExpress Jazz Club, London

Former music director for Dave Koz, keyboard player Brian Simpson is no stranger to audiences at Pizza Express Jazz Club, having shared the stage with Paul Brown and Marc Antoine as well. Now here's your chance to catch Brian's second solo performances in London. Brian has a great understanding that melody and groove are all important. These are shows not to be missed.

Eva Slongo Quartet  |  April 22 2017 - 21:30

Venue : Sunside, Paris

Eva Slongo mainly plays jazz and gipsy jazz (manouche), performing in many clubs, theaters and festivals: Sunset-Sunside, Entrepôt, Baiser Salé, Festival de jazz d’Orléans, Théâtre du Châtelet... She presents her new album “Inspirations”.

Dianne Reeves  |  April 23 2017 - 20:30

Venue : Centre for Fine Arts, Bruxelles

Dianne Reeves is the great American jazz diva. "She has one of the most powerful, pure and intense voices of our time and in fact of all time," said Wynton Marsalis. Her timbre, her inimitable vibrato and her talent at improvisation have earned her no fewer than five Grammys and an honorary doctorate of music from the Juillard School in New York. Invited to sing with the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra, she and her regular backing band will be performing a splendid gala concert on the borders of jazz and pop.

Jaques Morelenbaum & his Cello Samba Trio  |  April 24 2017 - 20:30

Venue : PizzaExpress Jazz Club, London

Being born in the “cradle of samba”, Jaques could only listen to this genre in the streets of Rio, as in his parents’ home the only music “allowed” was the classical, European concept of music. Since then, Jaques’ attention was connected to the creative side of music, much more than the performance itself. Jaques Morelenbaum and his Cello Samba Trio, presents samba with an intimate feeling of chamber music, along with two great talents from Brazil: Lula Galvão on acoustic guitar and Rafael Barata on percussion.

Nicholas Payton   |  April 25 2017 - 18:00

Venue : Ronnie Scott's, London

Nicholas Payton is widely considered one of the greatest artists of our time. Hailed as a virtuoso before he was even out of high school, his unbridled talent has earned him praise and accolades, as well as insured his place in history. He is returning to the club with his new release “Afro-Caribbean Mixtape” ft. American bassist Vicente Archer, hailed as one of the most sought-out bassists of his generation and superb American drummer Joe Dyson.

Oumou Sangaré  |  April 26 2017 - 20:15

Venue : Bimhuis, Amsterdam

In 2017 Oumou Sangaré is a diva and a role model for African women. She dares to tackle controversial subjects such as polygamy and female circumcision, but she also sings praise to female sensuality. With her bright voice and her unique, fresh approach of the traditional music of the hunters from the Wassoulou region she also hypnotizes Western audiences. Early 2017 sees the release of her new album on the French label No Format.

Ena Luis  |  April 26 2017 - 20:30

Venue : Sunside, Paris

In her eyes and radiant smile, there are traces of South America, Maghreb, Asia and Africa. Ena Luis reminds us of travels, and our dreams of distant places. Ena Luis is developing an aesthetic at once wild and elegant and represents a perfect mix of Pop, Soul and World music.

Nell Bryden  |  April 27 2017 - 20:30

Venue : Music Room, Maidstone

A darling of BBC Radio 2, Nell Bryden has become a listeners' favourite in recent years for her powerful, soaring vocals and accomplished songwriting. After a career that has seen many ups and downs, she is to many the true definition of musical independence, dedicating her life to touring and producing material full of integrity and truth. Her most recent album Wayfarer is brimming with uplifting tracks, celebrating life, love and finding happiness.

Oumou Sangaré  |  April 27 2017 - 20:00

Venue : Centre for Fine Arts, Bruxelles

In 2017 Oumou Sangaré is a diva and a role model for African women. She dares to tackle controversial subjects such as polygamy and female circumcision, but she also sings praise to female sensuality. With her bright voice and her unique, fresh approach of the traditional music of the hunters from the Wassoulou region she also hypnotizes Western audiences. Early 2017 sees the release of her new album on the French label No Format.

Jaques Morelenbaum & his Cello Samba Trio  |  April 28 2017 - 20:00

Venue : Jazzhus Montmartre, Copenhagen

Being born in the “cradle of samba”, Jaques could only listen to this genre in the streets of Rio, as in his parents’ home the only music “allowed” was the classical, European concept of music. Since then, Jaques’ attention was connected to the creative side of music, much more than the performance itself. Jaques Morelenbaum and his Cello Samba Trio, presents samba with an intimate feeling of chamber music, along with two great talents from Brazil: Lula Galvão on acoustic guitar and Rafael Barata on percussion.

Emile Parisien Quartet  |  April 29 2017 - 20:30

Venue : Bimhuis, Amsterdam

Emile Parisien has been voted French jazz musician of the year several times. His main quartet has been called ‘a caffeinated response to The Bad Plus by the New York Times. The guardian praises the group’s ‘jaggedly restless soundworld’, switching between quiet, almost contemporary classical themes and lightning-fast swing, between ambient percussion and frenetic rock drums. At the Bimhuis the foursome will perform with French jazz veteran Louis Sclavis, renowned for his fabulous technique on bass clarinet.

Sophie Darly Quartet  |  April 29 2017 - 21:30

Venue : Sunside, Paris

Jazz singer Sophie Darly presents her new project “Season of women#Spring”, for this occasion she invites saxophonist Sophie Alour to pay a tribute to jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald to celebrates her 100th birthday.

Aaron Parks Trio  |  April 30 2017 - 20:30

Venue : Bimhuis, Amsterdam

In his spacious and challenging music, Aaron Parks tips his hat to great examples such as Bela Bartók, Paul Bley and Keith Jarrett. Simultaneously, the American pianist does not hide his influences from for example film music and vocal jazz. The title track of his new album, released on ECM, was taken from an album by Rosemary Clooney and Nelson Riddle. He will perform with his acoustic trio featuring double bassist Ben Street and drummer Billy Hart.

Judi Jackson presents Nina Simone  |  April 30 2017 - 13:30

Venue : PizzaExpress Jazz Club, London

Judi Jackson is one of the most exciting female vocalist on the scene right now. Born in Roanoke, Virginia Judi has performed on a variety of stages with a myriad of world-class talents including Mavis Staples and Snarky Puppy. This lunchtime show will see Judi and her band pay tribute to the extraordinary Nina Simon. By revisiting some of Nina’s Classic tunes Judi looks to share how these songs have influenced her career and journey thus far.

Frank Catalano Quartet  |  April 30 2017 - 21:00

Venue : Sunside, Paris

After his last gigs remarked at the Sunset-Sunside in 2015 with Bob Mamet, Frank Catalano is coming back to France and back again at the Sunside on april the 30th with his « French Guys ». He will be surrounded by two renown jazzmen, pianist Patrick Villanueva and bassist Jean Bardy and on drums Manu Dalmace, disciple of Jimmy Chamberlin, usual drummer for Frank. It is planned to play songs from the recent trilogy by Frank Catalano in which will appear his last CD "Bye Bye Blackbird".

Lionel Loueke  |  April 30 2017 - 18:30

Venue : Ronnie Scott's, London

Guitarist Lionel Loueke chose to record GAÏA—his remarkable rock-infused fourth Blue Note album—live in the studio with an intimate audience in attendance. The purpose was to achieve a raw energy and reach a musical essence, and to that end he reunited with the two musicians who accompanied him on his 2008 Blue Note debut Karibu—bassist Massimo Biolcati and drummer Ferenc Nemeth—a simpatico trio that first formed when the three attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston together in the late 1990s.