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.

 

Nicolas Moreaux Band  |  June 23 2018 - 21:00

Venue : Sunset, Paris

Parisian double bass player Nicolas Moreaux will present you tonight his new album "Far Horizons", released on label Jazz&People. A beautiful band chosen from the best of french jazz musicians will play his original compositions. A stylish, eclectic music, driven by the pulse of two drummers who create the transe and the unexpected in a solid sextet.

Konrad Koselleck Big Band  |  June 25 2018 - 20:30

Venue : Bimhuis, Amsterdam

The Konrad Koselleck Big Band is something else. Time and again band leader Koselleck finds adventurous combinations of jazz, cabaret, musical, pop, rock, funk, Latin and even classical music. The repertoire ranges from Brecht and Weill to Nina Hagen and Rammstein, plus many new works by contemporary composers. Koselleck has a keen sense of atmosphere, he knows when to slow down or fire up the band… the conviction of an ecstatic big band is phenomenal.

Yonathan Avishai - Sylvain Rifflet Duo  |  June 26 2018 - 21:00

Venue : Sunside, Paris

Paris Jazz Club celebrates Israel's Jazz new talents with 3 specials nights where one tickets gives access to 3 mythical jazz clubs : Sunside, Duc des Lombards & Baiser Salé.

Funkhaus  |  June 28 2018 - 20:30

Venue : PizzaExpress, London

London-based 9-piece outfit Funkhaus bring their unique blend of salsa-infused, jazz-flecked funk to PizzaExpress Live Holborn. Putting their own unique twist on songs from Sly and the Family Stone to Snarky Puppy, Earth Wind and Fire to Vulfpeck. Funkhaus have plumbed the depths of the funk back catalogue to bring you a musical experience not to be missed. Hannah Murphy’s soulful vocals float above big-band-style horn arrangements and bass-led rhythmic grooves that are sure to get every generation moving.

Mark Jennett celebrates Frank Sinatra  |  July 1 2018 - 13:30

Venue : PizzaExpress, London

Mark Jennett returns to PizzaExpress with an all new show featuring sophisticated reinterpretations of songs associated with the greatest popular singer of the 20th Century. Geoff Gascoyne and Chris Lee supply arrangements that are sparkling, inventive and heartfelt. Mark leads a superb band including Robin Aspland, Dave Whitford and Emiliano Caroselli. Mark has received glowing reviews for his interpretations of 20th century standards by a diverse range of songwriters. As adept at energetic swing as he is at lyrical balladry, he embraces a wide range of styles from gospel and hip hop grooves to bossa nova and sophisticated jazz-pop.

Yeliz TRIO  |  July 3 2018 - 19:30

Venue : Sunside, Paris

Through various compositions, between oriental melodies and impressionistic climates, the Yeliz Trio leads the listener to a unique sound music experience at the crossroads of jazz and music of the “South”…

Monika Ryan  |  July 4 2018 - 20:30

Venue : PizzaExpress, London

Award-winning and celebrated American Jazz vocalist, Monika Ryan comes to London to perform at Pizza Express Live Holborn on July 4th as a final stop on her 2018 summer European tour. Monika sings a combination of original songs and beloved standards. A prolific writer and improviser with a sound of her own, Monika blends familiar sounds with a new and inventive approach.Winner of a Global Music Award and Clouzine International Music Award for her release 'Windmills' a tribute to legendary lyricists Alan and Marilyn Bergman, released in September 2017, and was on the Grammy Ballot for the 60th Grammys. This is a show not to miss!

Peter Martin / Ulysses Owens / Viktor Nyberg  |  July 6 2018 - 21:30

Venue : Sunside, Paris

sax player Michel Goldberg presents his project "Pure Imagination", with his son Dexter on the piano, Yoni Zelnik on double bass and Simon Bernier on drums : complicity and swing at its best !

Yaz Fentazi & Robyn Hemmings  |  July 7 2018 - 20:30

Venue : PizzaExpress, London

When Yaz Fentazi and Robyn Hemmings perform, they give the audience a magical sense of travelling in their minds with their very colourful and rich music that draws on the vast traditions of jazz, blues, classical and North African/Middle Eastern music. Built around their original compositions, the duo’s irresistible grooves and vibrant full sound create a sizzling party atmosphere. They have appeared many times on BBC radio and TV, have performed at festivals including Glastonbury, Womad and the Ealing jazz festival as well as internationally.

Gilad Hekselman Trio  |  July 10 2018 - 21:30

Venue : Sunset, Paris

In just a few years, guitarist Gilad Hekselman has become a must-see in today's "made in" New York jazz. In Trio he presents the repertoire of his new album "Homes" published by Jazz Village.

Philipp Rüttgers  |  July 11 2018 - 20:30

Venue : Bimhuis, Amsterdam

'Amsterdam-based Philipp Rüttgers made name last year with the album Repetitive Mind by his seven-piece ensemble Phil’s Music Laboratory. For his new composition he formed a group with the singular English multi-instrumentalist Heidi Heidelberg, who performs the enchanting lead vocals. The group is rounded out by violinist Oene van Geel, cellist Jörg Brinkmann and drummer Mark Schilders. Each year, North Sea Jazz commissions a promising Dutch jazz composer to freely write a composition. Philipp grew up in 1980s Berlin, a turbulent time in which he sought refuge in fairy tales. In his own fantastic story he offers a critical view on today’s society.

Julian Lage Trio  |  July 13 2018 - 20:30

Venue : Bimhuis, Amsterdam

The sound of the recent album Modern Lore by Julian Lage was inspired by the time when country, jazz and rock ’n’ roll were in their ‘wild-west period’, when people were dancing and singing to it, according to the American guitarist who took up the timeless Fender Telecaster for the recordings. Still, the music sounds contemporary, thanks to the unadorned sound and the catchy double bass and drum grooves. At the BIMHUIS, Julian Lage will perform with bassist Jorge Roeder and drummer Eric Doob. At a very young age he already gained recognition from well-known guitarists and jazz musicians (including Santana and Gary Burton) and became a protégé of Jim Hall, one of the most influential masters of the jazz guitar.

Steve Taylor Big Band Explosion  |  July 15 2018 - 13:30

Venue : PizzaExpress, London

UK drumming phenomenon Steve Taylor brings to life the spirit of the immortal Buddy Rich Big Band sound, and beyond! Featuring vocalist Josie Frater & the hottest big band on the London scene, including Parliamentary award winning Phil Meadows & Vasilis Xenopoulous. Expect ‘Rich’ classics such as West Side Story, Birdland, and Love For Sale seamlessly mixed with Steve's fiery & hard-hitting new arrangements.

Monty Alexander  |  July 15 2018 - 20:30

Venue : Bimhuis, Amsterdam

Monty Alexander is back with his trio after his sold out Bimhuis gig in 2013; a fresh opportunity to catch the famous pianist in an intimate setting. Monty Alexander’s playing balances between jazz, soul and such Caribbean styles as calypso and reggae. As a teenager the pianist moved from Jamaica to New York. He played with Frank Sinatra and Ray Brown and made his breakthrough as a solo artist in the 1970s.

Michel Goldberg "Pure Imagination" Quartet  |  July 17 2018 - 20:30

Venue : Sunset, Paris

Sax player Michel Goldberg presents his project "Pure Imagination", with his son Dexter on the piano, Yoni Zelnik on double bass and Simon Bernier on drums : complicity and swing at its best !

Kansas Smitty's 'The Big Four'   |  July 20 2018 - 19:30

Venue : PizzaExpress, London

Kansas Smitty’s has become a name synonymous with good music and real people. You’ll hear the sounds of New York, New Orleans, Paris, and Havana in their sour mash of jazz genres. Smitty’s musicians are young and hungry virtuosos whose musical flights are more like athletic miracles than practice room exercises. Jazz with grit. You’ve never seen another band like this one because it doesn’t exist. Of course we won’t expect you to take our word for it…

Thomas Encho Trio & Guest   |  July 24 2018 - 21:00

Venue : Sunside, Paris

Revelation of the year at the 'Victoires de la musique' awards in 2013, Thomas Enhco is one of the main figures After studying at the Centre des Musiques Didier Lockwood. In 2010, he has already released two albums and wins two major French awards : Django d’Or “New Talent” and third Prize at the Martial Solal International Jazz Piano Competition. In 2012, Thomas Enhco’s trio record Fireflies sets his career at an international level. After a first solo album last year and an duo album with marimbist Vassilena Serafimova released in April, Thomas Enhco is back on our stage to explore the art of trio.

Alex Curtis' Sonic Brew  |  July 26 2018 - 20:30

Venue : PizzaExpress, London

For this special event, pianist/composer Alex Curtis leads a stellar line up, comprising of Daisy Chute on vocals, Thomas Gould on violin, Kevin Glasgow on bass and Jamie Murray on drums. The group will be performing music from Alex's forthcoming album 'Patterns, habits and Changes.' Alongside this original material, the group will also play fresh arrangements of standards and music by the likes of the Police and the Beatles, all with a decidedly contemporary edge. Drawing on a whole range of influences, the band demonstrates outstanding musicianship and very strong collective writing skills.

Antonio Farao / Hadrien Feraud / Damien Schmitt  |  July 27 2018 - 21:00

Venue : Sunside, Paris

"Antonio Farao isn't just a good pianist, he's a great pianist " Herbie Hancock. A moving, energizing music drawn from the roots of American black jazz combined with a Mediterranean sensitivity, more than endearing.

Luna Cohen 'Brazilian Jazz'  |  July 28 2018 - 20:30

Venue : PizzaExpress, London

Originally from Belo Horizonte in Brazil, Luna initially settled in Barcelona in the early 2000's and over the following 10 years went on to establish herself as a Brazilian singer of considerable note within the Spanish musical community. Looking to broaden her artistic horizons she relocated to London in 2014 and has since found herself in high demand. Her smooth but powerful vocals have been heard in a variety of high profile venues and festivals such as The 606 club, Bulls Head, PizzaExpress Dean St and Canary Wharf Jazz Festival and she has recorded an impressive 4 albums under her name for the well respected Catalan label Temps Records.

Sarah Moule & Simon Wallace  |  July 29 2018 - 20:00

Venue : PizzaExpress, London

Critically acclaimed singer Sarah Moule and pianist Simon Wallace take a wry look at matrimony and the perils of working with one’s partner – two things they’ve been involved in together for about eighteen years. Songwriters have always loved to explore what goes on behind closed doors and in this show Moule & Wallace take great joy in flinging those doors wide open. Moule’s exceptional range of expression and Wallace’s virtuosic arrangements breathe life into music from the Great American Songbook to Johnny Mandell and Kirsty MacColl via Shel Silverstein and the lyrics of Simon’s collaborator of many years Fran Landesman.

Jean-Pierre Como / Christrophe Wallemme / Stéphane Huchard  |  July 31 2018 - 21:00

Venue : Sunside, Paris

Founder of the Sixun group, Jean-Pierre Como contributes to forging the identity of French jazz