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.


We Have a Dream  |  February 23 2018 - 20:00

Venue : deSingel, Antwerp

2018 will see the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s murder. The Brussels Jazz Orchestra is commemorating his death with a musical project about human rights. ‘We have a dream’ will offer fresh arrangements of existing pop, rock, soul, blues, reggae and jazz songs. The Antwerp-based singer with South African roots, Tutu Puoane, will be singing with a raised fist, a denunciation and a call for justice.

Zara McFarlane  |  February 24 2018 - 22:30

Venue : Ronnie Scott's, London

Eloquent and provocative singer-songwriter, Zara McFarlane, is the UK’s Black British foremost Jazz Vocalist. With two critically acclaimed albums to her name, she inhabits an unusual musical landscape, fearlessly exploring original material & reworking well known classics from the worlds of Jazz and Jamaican music. September 2017 sees her return with her third studio album “ARISE” which traces her musical heritage of the Caribbean and explores her take on the musical possibilities of British-Jamaican identity.

Fred Frith Solo  |  February 25 2018 - 22:30

Venue : Bimhuis, Amsterdam

The solo improvisations of Fred Frith are like stories or journeys in sound. His main instrument is the guitar, but not as you know it—he manipulates the strings with drum sticks, bows, metal objects and resonant bowls. Since the release of his album Guitar Solos in 1974 he has been performing solo all over the world.

Bahla 'Imprints'  |  February 27 2018 - 20:30

Venue : PizzaExpress, London

Formed by Venezuelan pianist Joseph Costi and English guitarist Tal Janes, London based group Bahla break new ground with their mix of cinematic jazz entangled with Jewish folklore. Interested in how migration and displacement shapes cultures, their debut album Imprints finds a way to embrace multiculturalism. Across the album, a distinctive palette is underset by a bold and dynamic rhythm section, while radiant vocals – echoing the modal form of Jewish prayer music – rise and fall over searching, delicate melodies on keys and guitar.

Oded Tzur Quartet  |  March 2 2018 - 21:30

Venue : Sunside, Paris

Urgency coexists with Zen-like calm on the darkly brilliant sophomore album by tenor saxophonist Oded Tzur. The dynamics of his fearless quartet mirror its ever-shifting storytelling intent. A student of Indian classical music, Tzur is an architect of stealth, meticulously building his tunes from the ground up. At times, his very quietude seems to roar; the way he starts and ends “Single Mother” suggests a volcano on the ocean floor.

London Afrobeat Collective  |  March 2 2018 - 20:30

Venue : PizzaExpress, London

Are you ready for the hypnotic grooves, pounding rhythms and soaring melodies of the London Afrobeat Collective? If, as the great Fela Kuti once said, ‘music is the weapon’, then you’ll need to wear armor to withstand the full sonic force of London Afrobeat Collective (LAC) – this politicised party machine are an incendiary live act who channel the spirit of the Afrobeat founder via bass-heavy rhythms guaranteed to make you move. Their name may include the UK’s capital but their sound goes far beyond the British Isles.

Oli Silk & Javier Colon  |  March 8 2018 - 20:30

Venue : PizzaExpress, London/h4>

Keyboardist Oli Silk is no stranger to Pizza Express Live audiences. He’s also known as the UK Ambassador for Smooth Jazz, as he’s often Stateside playing to US fans and promoting his 5 solo CDs, which have a produced a number of chart topping hits on smooth jazz radio. Singer/Guitarist Javier Colon came here last year as a special guest of Dave Koz, and left audiences completely spellbound with his vocal talents.

Kevin Hays & Lionel Loueke  |  March 14 2018 - 20:30

Venue : Bimhuis, Amsterdam

Guitarist Lionel Loueke grew up in Benin, West Africa and Kevin Hays on the gold coast of Connecticut; while they might seem worlds apart, both are active in the jazz scene of New York and draw hope from this dynamic cultural melting pot, which is evident from their recent duo album Hope. Calm and beautiful on the surface, the music contains a great variety of elements: Chilean and Brazilian influences, intricate rhythms, Creole singing and vocal percussion, for example. Both musicians contributed ideas and compositions.

Omar Puente Sextet  |  March 16 2018 - 20:30

Venue : PizzaExpress, London

Omar Puente's sextet is a unique combination of sonorities and styles for all the tastes and ages, after the accumulation of many years of experience playing with musicians like Tito Puentes, Eddy Palmieri, Courtney Pine, Rubén González and Winton Marsalis, all of them contained in a wide range of colours in the interpretation of the music. In this concert Maestro Puente will include pieces from his latest album 'Best Foot Forward'.

The Greenwich Session by Luigi Grasso  |  March 21 2018 - 21:30

Venue : Sunside, Paris

This is a multicultural ensemble that is a natural augmentation of the Luigi Grasso Quartet. This group has a compact, brilliant and muscular sound that perfectly blends the extraordinary individualism of each musician with astoundingly original, dynamic ensemble writing. The repertoire features original compositions and jazz classics composed and arranged by Luigi Grasso.

Lee Konitz Quartet  |  March 22 2018 - 21:00

Venue : Sunside, Paris

Lee Konitz is an American composer and alto saxophonist. He has performed successfully in a wide range of jazz styles, including bebop, cool jazz and avant-garde jazz. Konitz’s association with the cool jazz movement of the 1940s and 1950s includes participation in Miles Davis’s Birth of the Cool sessions, and his work with pianist Lennie Tristano. He's a truely legend !

Zara McFarlane  |  March 25 2018 - 20:30

Venue : Bimhuis, Amsterdam

Zara McFarlane is one of the most remarkable rising stars in British soul jazz. The singer from London, who was raised in a Jamaican family, has been compared to Erykah Badu en Cassandra Wilson. She has a pure voice and a unique, contemporary style combining soul, jazz, dub and afro funk. The intimate vocals of Nina Simone and the enchanting seventies-jazz of Pharoah Sanders are important influences on Zara’s songs.

Wallace Roney Quintet  |  March 27 2018 - 21:00

Venue : Sunside, Paris

Wallace Roney earned the admiration and respect of his colleagues and his elders since age 16. He has been an integral part of the band with Tony Williams, Ornette Coleman, Art Blakey, Elvin Jones, Philly Joe Jones, Walter Davis Jr., Herbie Hancock, Jay McShann, David Murray, McCoy Tyner, Sonny Rollins, Curtis Fuller, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Dizzy Gillespie to name a few. He was one of the few musicians in his generation who learned and perfected his craft directly from alliances with Jazz Masters.

Dominic J Marshall Trio  |  March 31 2018 - 13:30

Venue : PizzaExpress, London

Dominic J Marshall returns to Pizza Express with his trio in a new guise: has been sharing his life between the UK and Holland and so has been running two line-ups in parallel. 'The Triolithic' brings these two ensembles and experiences together for the first time - “A jazz‐record that twirls with energy” (NRC) It’s the first time that the Dutch line up, feat. Glenn Gaddum jr and Jamie Peet comes over to the UK for only a few appearances– a real treat!