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.

 

Carla Bley 'Trios'  |  June 01 2017 - 20:30

Venue : PizzaExpress Jazz Club, London

Trios' is the first of Carla Bley’s albums to be recorded directly for ECM. Although she has been part of the larger ECM story for forty years, and although much of her life’s work – documented on JCOA and WATT – has been distributed through ECM channels, Trios marks only the second time that Carla Bley and producer Manfred Eicher have been in the studio together - the first occasion being the 1982 recording of Charlie Haden’s The Ballad of the Fallen, for which Carla played piano and wrote arrangements.

Joon Moon  |  June 01 2017 - 19:30

Venue : Sunside, Paris

The pop/soul mix with precise and talented arrangements and the various references make Joon Moon a real discovery touching people of all ages and all backgrounds, regardless of where they are in the world. The 3 members of the band are famous live actists. They will be on stage to present their new EP « Tiger ».

Maze & Okkyung Lee & Jakob Kirkegaard  |  June 02 2017 - 20:30

Venue : Bimhuis, Amsterdam

Amsterdam-based ensemble MAZE is dedicated to performing music that challenges the idea of fixed form and a fixed listening perspective. Following previous collaborations with Robert Ashley, Christian Marclay, Annea Lockwood and Michael Pisaro, MAZE now presents a festival dedicated to sonic textures and field recordings.

Viktoria Tolstoy  |  June 02 2017 - 20:00

Venue : Jazzhus Montmartre, Copenhagen

The Swedish jazz singer Viktoria Tolstoy was discovered as a 19-year old and has since released 11 albums and performed with great jazz artists such as Ray Brown, Toots Thielemans and McCoy Tyner. She is the great great granddaughter of the famous Russian writer Leo Tolstoy. This year she released her newest album, "Meet Me at the Movies", We are in for an excellent vocal jazz treat when she enters the stage together with guitarist Krister Jonsson, drummer Rasmus Kihlberg and bassist Mattias Svensson.

Tommy Blaize Band  |  June 03 2017 - 20:30

Venue : Music Room, Maidstone

Tommy Blaize is quite simply one of the world’s finest vocal talents. As a singer, pianist, guitarist, and composer, Tommy is the all-round consummate artist. As lead singer of the Strictly Come Dancing band, Tommy's powerful yet sensitive performances have helped create some of the most memorable TV moments of recent times. Singing live to an audience of more than 10 million every week, Tommy’s voice is loved across the nation and etched in the public consciousness.

Léa Castro Quintet  |  June 04 2017 - 21:00

Venue : Sunside, Paris

A warm, moving, deep voice, outstanding, fiery young musicians : Léa Castro 5tet will take you on a journey. Standing at the crossroads between Jazz, Pop and World music, their first album « Roads » was released in February 2017 (NeuKlang/Harmonia Mundi).

Tom Wopat  |  June 06 2017 - 20:30

Venue : The Pheasantry, London

All it takes is a phrase or two from Tom Wopat’s warm, engaging baritone to trigger the desire to hear more. And the more one listens, the better it gets — from the way he finds the heart of a song’s story to his lyrical phrasing and his gently swinging, jazz-infused rhythms. That’s a large handful of uniquely appealing qualities, and they’re all over utterly captivating tunes that Tom performs in his live show. He applies his far-ranging interpretive skills to discovering new, intriguing musical twists in such Great American Songbook classics.

Kora Jazz Trio  |  June 06 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.

Till Brönner & Band  |  June 07 2017 - 18:00

Venue : Ronnie Scott's, London

German trumpet virtuoso Till Brönner is one of Europe’s most successful jazz musicians. His exceptional sensitivity for sound and melody coupled with his fine singing voice in the ‘cool’ style has seen him compared Chet Baker. He has recorded classic tunes of all kinds, from pop and soul to Brazilian and film gems in a wide variety of settings. He returns to Ronnie’s to perform music from his 2016 Sony release, The Good Life, which sees him return to straight-ahead jazz performing a collection of much-loved standards.

Lew Tabackin Trio  |  June 09 2017 - 20:30

Venue : Bimhuis, Amsterdam

Saxophonist Lew Tabackin remained true to the big tenor sound with which he grew up, Coleman Hawkins’ presence, Ben Webster’s warmth and Sonny Rollins’ inventiveness. He has also gained top recognition as a flutist. His solos are like ‘miniature compositions inside each piece of music’ (Downbeat), structured and spontaneous at the same time. His recent trio album Soundscapes features original compositions alongside pieces by, among others, John Lewis and Duke Ellington.

Salena Jones  |  June 09 2017 - 21:00

Venue : PizzaExpress Jazz Club, London

Iconic world-ranked singer returns to Dean Street for two swinging shows with the Rob Barron quintet in June, and coming back for two nights to Pheasantry in October with Rob Barron Quartet. Infinitely versatile, Salena Jones swings from jazz standards to more intimate material. Whether singing Cole Porter, Duke Ellington or Gershwin jazz standards from the Great American Songbook, or more contemporary songs, Salena Jones' set list always showcases her great talent to reach almost any kind of audience.

Rachel Tucker  |  June 10 2017 - 20:30

Venue : PizzaExpress Jazz Club, London

Following a triumphant run as Elphaba in Wicked the Musical on Broadway, Rachel Tucker hits the road for her first UK solo tour. Audiences can expect up close and personal performances of some classic jazz, soul, and musical theatre favourites, with a few surprises thrown in for good measure.

Billy Cobham  |  June 12 2017 - 18:00

Venue : Ronnie Scott's, London

Legendary drummer Billy Cobham appears for a very special 6 night residency with jazz master guitarist Carl Orr and the masterful composer, arranger and trumpeter Guy Barker and his Big Band. With his matchless, dazzling, ambidextrous skills Billy Cobham has applied the same insistent fervor to his long list of monumental achievements. He’s an accomplished composer and record producer. The award winning Cobham has custom designed trend setting acoustic and electronic drum sets and has endorsed products that he created and refined.

Edmond Bilal Band  |  June 13 2017 - 21:00

Venue : Sunside, Paris

For the release of its album "Starouarz", Edmond Bilal Band will hit the Sunside's stage for a brand-new concert. The band from Bordeaux will present you its latest compositions that have emerged on roads (Jazzaldia, Gardener Jazz Festival, Scènes d'été en Gironde...). Driven by groove, Edmond Bilal Band's music never ceases to reinvent itself oscillating between improvisation and composition. Full of malice and humor, these indefatigable jazzmen, will transport you by mixing acoustic and electronic.

Christine Andreas 'Here's To The Ladies'  |  June 15 2017 - 20:30

Venue : PizzaExpress Jazz Club, London

Critically acclaimed Broadway and cabaret star, Christine Andreas, returns to The Pheasantry with her show 'Here's to the Ladies', written in collaboration with composer Martin Silvestri. The show is a tribute to the great ladies of the theatre, as she interprets classics from Funny Girl, South Pacific, Showboat, The King and I, Mame and many more. With her thrilling voice and startling grasp of character, the golden age of musicals is brought back to vibrant life.

Jacob Young Group: Forever Young  |  June 15 2017 - 20:00

Venue : Jazzhus Montmartre, Copenhagen

The talented Norwegian guitarist Jacob Young is visiting Jazzhus Montmartre together with his group, which consists of Norwegian saxophonist Trygve Seim and the three gifted Polish musicians Marcin Wasilewski on the piano, Slawomir Kurkiewicz on the bass and Michal Miśkiewicz on the drums. Together they released, under the name Jacob Young Group, the critically acclaimed album “Forever Young” in 2014.

Judie Tzuke 'Song and Stories'  |  June 16 2017 - 20:30

Venue : Music Room, Maidstone

After the sell out success of the Songs and Stories 2015-2016 tour, which saw Judie perform over 70 concerts around the country, she is back on the road performing these special acoustic concerts. This promises to be an intimate evening of old favourites, new songs and tales from across her life and career. Judie Tzuke is one of the UK's finest Singer/Songwriters and is known all over the world for her timeless song, 'Stay With Me Till Dawn', with many top 10 albums, including the revered classic, 'Welcome to the Cruise' and her exquisite live shows.

Eric Le Lann Quartet  |  June 16 2017 - 21:00

Venue : Sunside, Paris

Eric Le Lann's univers is very divers from jazz to bossa nova and even celtic music. His career is impressive, he played with great names such as Martial Solal, Archie Shepp, Richard Bona, Henri Salvador, René Urtreger, Henri Texier or Daniel Humair.

Christine Andreas 'Here's To The Ladies'  |  June 17 2017 - 20:30

Venue : PizzaExpress Jazz Club, London

Critically acclaimed Broadway and cabaret star, Christine Andreas, returns to The Pheasantry with her show 'Here's to the Ladies', written in collaboration with composer Martin Silvestri. The show is a tribute to the great ladies of the theatre, as she interprets classics from Funny Girl, South Pacific, Showboat, The King and I, Mame and many more. With her thrilling voice and startling grasp of character, the golden age of musicals is brought back to vibrant life.

Randy Ingram Trio  |  June 17 2017 - 20:00

Venue : Jazzhus Montmartre, Copenhagen

The formidable American pianist Randy Ingram has been hailed by Jazz Times USA as one of the most gifted on the American jazz scene. He will perform together with the Swedish singer Edda Magnason, who is known for her leading role both as an actress and singer in the Swedish movie ”Waltz for Monica”, where she plays the role as Monica Zetterlund. Besides Edda Magnason, Randy Ingram will be accompanied by Drew Gress on the bass and Mark Ferber on the drums.

Natalie Williams Soul Family  |  June 18 2017 - 18:30

Venue : Ronnie Scott's, London

Hosted by the wonderfully charismatic and talented soul-jazz singer, Natalie Williams and her band, Soul Family Sundays is now in its 10th year running at the legendary Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club and offers the chance to catch some of the best R&B, soul fam jazz musicians the UK has to offer, up close and personal. While guests vary from month to month, there is always an opportunity to hear music of the highest quality where the stars of the British scene showcase their cutting edge material as well as playing soulful covers and classic tunes.

Alison Rayner Quintet  |  June 19 2017 - 20:30

Venue : PizzaExpress Jazz Club, London

ARQ is led by bass player Alison Rayner and the all-star lineup includes pianist Steve Lodder and Deirdre Cartwright on guitar. The group’s profile has risen rapidly in the two years since their debut album ‘August’ with rave reviews for their recordings and live performances. Their music is awash with infectious grooves, lyrical melodies and a music founded in jazz but with folk, rock, classical and other world music influences.

Tamara Mozes  |  June 20 2017 - 21:30

Venue : Sunside, Paris

The singer-pianist Tamara presents her new solo album "Moozing" released in early 2017 by the French label Yolk Records. Tamara’s music takes inspiration from jazz, pop, chanson and composed music. Her program offers an intense emotional and intellectual experience at the same time.

Madeline Bell  |  June 21 2017 - 18:00

Venue : Ronnie Scott's, London

A welcome return for this superb jazz, pop and soul singer whose expressive voice and dynamic personality has been enthralling Ronnie Scott’s audiences since 1987, receiving tumultuous responses each time. American-born Madeline Bell is immensely talented with a voice that can tower to spectacular heights then swoop to a deep emotional intensity.

Paul Taylor & Marion Meadows  |  June 22 2017 - 20:30

Venue : PizzaExpress Jazz Club, London

Paul Taylor and Marion Meadows have a lot in common. They both hail from the US, they are both celebrated Smooth Jazz saxophonists, and between them they have a large number of Billboard Chart topping hits. Before their stellar solo careers, they played as sax sidemen for the likes of Michael Bolton, The Rippingtons and the Temptations. Smooth Jazz Events UK is delighted to bring their dynamic show to Pizza Express Jazz Club for the first time.

Bachar Mar-Khalifé  |  June 23 2017 - 20:30

Venue : Bimhuis, Amsterdam

Bachar Mar-Khalifé is making name with his arresting album Ya Balad, on which he sings of his war-torn birthplace Beirut, for example in his variation on the classical Kyrie. Bachar is being praised for his colorful compositions. At the Bimhuis he will perform with his electric band, in which he plays with Arabic musicians and jazz musicians.

Lucy Dixon  |  June 23 2017 - 21:00

Venue : Sunside, Paris

This project is a return to the source of Swing. A retro semi-acoustic line up of rhythm guitar, double bass and solo guitar - a solid Parisian Manouche trio, to which is added some drums and piano and a sprinkling of horns. Given her unique talents as a singer, tap dancer and percussionist the result is an original collection of infectiously rhythmic jazz songs that make you want to dance. Lucy inevitably brings elements from all her previous experiences as a performer making her a captivating live artist. Lulu's Back In Town... Don't miss her!

Ceumar  |  June 24 2017 - 20:30

Venue : Bimhuis, Amsterdam

Since her debut album Dindinha she has received excellent reviews worldwide—singer/songwriter Ceumar is being recognized as one of the pearls of the Música Popular do Brasil. Her music is a unique combination of Brazilian folk with pop, jazz and samba influences. At the Bimhuis she will perform in an intimate acoustic setting with cello player Vincent Seagall and double bassist Daniel Coelho.

James Morrison Quartet  |  June 26 2017 - 18:00

Venue : Ronnie Scott's, London

The name “James Morrison” is known throughout the world for his sheer brilliance as a jazz musician and an all round entertainer. He is constantly on the move, touring everywhere and anywhere fine music has an audience. His recordings are best sellers and James works with the cream of the world’s best performers. Ray Brown called him “The Genius” but Wynton Marsalis said it best: “Man, James Morrison can play!"

Francois Poitou Quintet  |  June 27 2017 - 20:30

Venue : Sunside, Paris

An innovative orchestration, where the sound of the string quartet is mixed with the jazz trio, original compositions and bright arrangements are the main characteristics of this new quintet. Influenced by serialism and movie music, the compositions and their interpretation define an organic jazz, a specific sound with a strong emphasis on space and melody. The album "Funambule" will be released the 26th of may.

The Blue Note Years  |  June 28 2017 - 20:30

Venue : PizzaExpress Jazz Club, London

Following their previous sold-out London shows evoking the music of Miles Davis and Horace Silver, Chris Ingham’s mighty repertory sextet REBOP gives new voice to these landmark Blue Note recordings, adding their own invention and improvisation. Pianist Chris Ingham is joined by Paul Higgs (trumpet), Colin Watling (tenor saxophone), Kevin Flanagan (alto saxophone), Robert Rickenberg (bass) and George Double (drums).

Alex Riel ft. Jesper Thilo  |  June 28 2017 - 20:00

Venue : Jazzhus Montmartre, Copenhagen

Ben Webster was a frequent presence at Jazzhus Montmartre in the 60s and one of the most prominent jazz figures in Copenhagen back then. Alex Riel will pay a tribute to the American saxophone legend. For over 60 years has Alex Riel enriched the jazz audience in particular, being one of the most important drummers in Europe. Jesper Thilo, Heine Hansen and Jesper Lundgaard will accompany Alex Riel for his Ben Webster tribute. Jesper Thilo has previously been compared to Ben Webster when it comes to playing style. Phenomenal jazz awaits.

Barry Harris Trio  |  June 29 2017 - 20:30

Venue : PizzaExpress Jazz Club, London

Barry Harris is one of the primary keepers of the bebop piano flame. A winner of a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006 and elected an American Jazz Master by the US National Endowment for the Arts in 1989, Barry is the principal interpreter of the music of Thelonious Monk and Bud Powell. Barry has played or recorded with many of the greats including Coleman Hawkins, Miles Davis, and Lee Morgan.

Céline Languedoc  |  June 29 2017 - 20:30

Venue : Sunside, Paris

Urban woman, up and coming artist, Céline Languedoc was born in Paris with Afro-Caribbean origin. She has, since childhood, shown an artistic and musical gift and has a passion for singing. She touched many different types of music like soul, funk, jazz, pop and world music. But her heart stayed anchored in her Caribbean heritage. Céline is coming up with her first album and a goal: To bring her message of love, peace, and hope to the world.

Luisa Rocha  |  June 30 2017 - 20:30

Venue : The Pheasantry, London

Luísa Rocha is a leading exponent of the mysterious beauty and overwhelming power of fado. Her sense of destiny overcame initial resistance from her parents that fado was no place for a girl, much less a safe source of income. Completing her studies and taking a reliable admin job failed to submerge her dream, nor did serious illness, and after attending sessions at the Museu do Fado hosted by singer António Rocha, Luísa returned to the world of fado with renewed passion and sincerity.

Ramsey Lewis Quintet  |  June 30 2017 - 18:00

Venue : Ronnie Scott's, London

Ramsey Lewis has been an iconic leader in the contemporary jazz movement for over 50 years with an unforgettable sound and outgoing personality that has allowed him to cross over to the pop and R&B charts.