Band On The Wall Playlist – June 2017

Due to other commitments this will be the last monthly preview of forthcoming jazz gigs at Manchester’s Band On The Wall. World of Jazz will continue as the key podcast for new jazz releases and classics from the archives. June  includes two exciting shows: Described by Jazz Times as ‘one of the next big deals on jazz piano’, Alexi Tuomarila is one of the finest … Continue reading Band On The Wall Playlist – June 2017

Band On The Wall Playlist – May 2017

Just the one keynote jazz gig at the Band on the Wall for May 2017 featuring local artist Matthew Halsall. Manchester based trumpeter, composer, arranger and band-leader Matthew Halsall is one of the rising stars of European Jazz. His eastern-influenced sound draws on the modal jazz of Pharoah Sanders and John Coltrane alongside contemporary dance music and his uniquely life-affirming music has been championed by … Continue reading Band On The Wall Playlist – May 2017

Band On The Wall Playlist – April 2017

Here is my monthly look at what is coming up at Manchester’s finest jazz venue The Band on the Wall.  April kicks off with another visit from jazz royalty as the Sun Ra Arkestra, directed by Marshall Allen, arrive from Saturn for another visit on Sunday 2nd. Chris Potter is a world-class soloist, accomplished composer and formidable bandleader,  Down Beat called him “One of the most studied … Continue reading Band On The Wall Playlist – April 2017

Band On The Wall Playlist – February 2017

My monthly look at what’s coming up at the Band on the Wall, Manchester’s premiere music venue includes Nat Birchall, Bill Laurence and Jo Harman. In between there is a variety of recently released jazz. Award-winning Soul and Blues singer-songwriter Jo Harman returns to Band on the Wall on the 23rd to celebrate the worldwide release of her new LP, ‘People We Become’, the follow … Continue reading Band On The Wall Playlist – February 2017

Band On The Wall Playlist – January 2017

My monthly look into what is coming for jazz lovers at Manchester’s prestigious Band On The Wall Venue. For January 2017 I am highlighting two gigs. In between new and recent releases from across the world of jazz. Playlist Dinosaur – Robin – Together, As One Ivo Perelman, Mat Maneri, Joe Morris, Gerald Cleaver – Harsh Moon – Breaking Point Will Goble – Another Man … Continue reading Band On The Wall Playlist – January 2017