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.

 

Rachael Cohen's 'Four'  |  August 22 2017 - 20:30

Venue : PizzaExpress Jazz Club, London

From the Shetland Islands, via the 'City of Edinburgh Music School' and Birmingham Conservatoire, Rachael Cohen now finds herself amongst the top players on London's vibrant Jazz scene and one the leading voices of her generation. Head hunted by Bass player Michael Janisch, Rachael became the first female to be signed to his now internationally renowned label 'Whirlwind Recordings', releasing her debut 'Halftime' in 2013 to critical acclaim, MOJO magazine placing it in their top ten Jazz records of 2014.

Gauthier Toux Trio  |  August 22 2017 - 21:00

Venue : Sunside, Paris

French pianist Gauthier Toux embodies musical and cultural diversity in current jazz. With Danish double bass player Kenneth Dahl Knudsen and French drummer Maxence Sibille, he mixes simple melodies inspired by Pop and Hip Hop with organic rhythms. Between compositions and improvisation.

Jens Søndergaard Quartet  |  August 24 2017 - 20:00

Venue : Jazzhus Montmartre, Copenhagen

Danish saxophonist Jens Søndergaard is an experienced jazz musician with large instrumental knowledge, which has been inspired by Art Pepper’s warm tone on the saxophone. He has played in several big bands throughout his career and collaborated with American jazz giants such as Lee Konitz and Benny Goldson. Ole Kock Hansen, who is an excellent composer and musician with a strong rhythmic feeling and a good sense for harmony, will accompany Jens Søndergaard. The quartet consists of Lasse Lundström on bass and Aage Tanggaard on drums.

Rhythm & Blues Festival  |  August 25 2017 - 13:00

Venue : Various locations, Colne

The Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival returns to Colne for the 28th year, hosted by Colne Town Council. The festival draws thousands of visitors from all over the world, alongside many, many local and UK based music-lovers. The program is a showcase of fine, contemporary blues talent. On August 25, the line-up consists of Joanne Shaw Taylor, Ian Siegal & Lachy Doley!

Scott Hamilton Quartet  |  August 25 2017 - 21:00

Venue : PizzaExpress Jazz Club, London

Seasoned Dean Street performer Scott Hamilton returns to the PizzaExpress stage this August with his regular quartet of John Pearce (piano), Dave Green (bass) and Steve Brown (drums). Expect the highest quality classic jazz from Scott and his old friends as they present a mixture of jazz standards and originals, including tracks from their recent album 'Dean Street Nights'. Scott regularly tours Germany, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, Japan, Spain and Italy, and returns to America three or four times a year to play at festivals.

René Urtreger Trio  |  August 25 2017 - 21:00

Venue : Sunside, Paris

René Urtreger is one of the greatest European musicians. With movie soundtracks, live tours with Dizzy Gillespie, Lee Konitz, Johnny Griffin, Sonny Rollins and Stan Getz, his career is rich of anecdotes and memories. "The King" is back at the Sunside!

Rhythm & Blues Festival  |  August 26 2017 - 13:00

Venue : Various locations, Colne

The Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival returns to Colne for the 28th year, hosted by Colne Town Council. The festival draws thousands of visitors from all over the world, alongside many, many local and UK based music-lovers. The program is a showcase of fine, contemporary blues talent. On August 26, the line-up consists of Janiva Magness, Lisa Mills & Rob Tognoni!

Kirk Lightsey European Quartet  |  August 26 2017 - 20:00

Venue : Jazzhus Montmartre, Copenhagen

Kirk Lightsey is an American jazz pianist who developed his own sound long ago within the hard bop tradition. He has has played with numerous prominent jazz stars such as Bobby Hutcherson, Chet Baker and Betty Carter just to name a few. With him on stage will be the Hungarian saxophonist Gabor Bolla who is one of Europe’s most important emerging jazz artists. Danish musicians in the shape of bass player Daniel Franck and drummer Jeppe Gram will round off the line-up.

René Urtreger Trio  |  August 26 2017 - 21:00

Venue : Sunside, Paris

René Urtreger is one of the greatest European musicians. With movie soundtracks, live tours with Dizzy Gillespie, Lee Konitz, Johnny Griffin, Sonny Rollins and Stan Getz, his career is rich of anecdotes and memories. "The King" is back at the Sunside!

Rhythm & Blues Festival  |  August 27 2017 - 13:00

Venue : Various locations, Colne

The Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival returns to Colne for the 28th year, hosted by Colne Town Council. The festival draws thousands of visitors from all over the world, alongside many, many local and UK based music-lovers. The program is a showcase of fine, contemporary blues talent. On August 27, the line-up consists of Gwyn Ashton, John Fairhurst & Lucky Peterson!

Scott Hamilton Quartet  |  August 28 2017 - 20:30

Venue : PizzaExpress Jazz Club, London

Seasoned Dean Street performer Scott Hamilton returns to the PizzaExpress stage this August with his regular quartet of John Pearce (piano), Dave Green (bass) and Steve Brown (drums). Expect the highest quality classic jazz from Scott and his old friends as they present a mixture of jazz standards and originals, including tracks from their recent album 'Dean Street Nights'. Scott regularly tours Germany, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, Japan, Spain and Italy, and returns to America three or four times a year to play at festivals.

Jean Toussaint  |  August 29 2017 - 20:30

Venue : PizzaExpress Jazz Club, London

To commemorate the life of the great Art Blakey twenty-five years after his passing, saxophonist Toussaint has been busy organising a project he calls, Roots and Herbs "The Blakey Project.” Borrowed from the Messengers Blue Note record of the same name, and inspired by Toussaint's time with Blakey's award winning Jazz Messengers, Roots and Herbs features an all-star lineup of British jazz musicians to explore the music of the legendary bandleader and some of his illustrious Messengers.

Morcheeba  |  August 30 2017 - 20:30

Venue : PizzaExpress Jazz Club, London

Morcheeba are Skye Edwards and Ross Godfrey. They formed the band along with Ross' brother Paul in 1995 and have made 8 albums selling over 10 million copies. Morcheeba have toured the world to the delight of their fans over the last two decades. Skye has one of the most recognizable voices on the planet, hearing her smooth, effortless tone teamed with Ross’ psychedelic guitar is an unforgettable, spellbinding experience! They are producing a new album slated for release in 2018.

Maluba Orchestra  |  August 31 2017 - 20:00

Venue : Jazzhus Montmartre, Copenhagen

The new major jazz ensemble Maluba Orchestra has been started by Marilyn Mazur, Fredrik Lundin and Kasper Bai. The three composers' shared passion for writing music to a bigband-like collection of musicians has brought them together. Since then, the music has been composed and a strong team of experienced musicians has been gathered. The group is broadly composed in terms of age, gender and musical style, and together they create a festive and versatile musical output where there is room for both the dense ensemble plays and the personal voices.