Jazz London Radio All Stars at the RICH MIX

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Jazz London Radio All Stars at the RICH MIX: Friday 24th September 2021

With special guest Clare Hirst

Get set for an evening of top class jazz, with a rich mix (no pun intended) of Jazz Radio London’s best compositions and standards.

The Jazz London Radio All Stars feature Deirdre Cartwright, a London guitarist and composer who became known presenting the BBC TV’s ground breaking series ‘Rockschool’, Kevin Davy, who has an extensive recorded discography, which includes musical theatre, modern jazz and contemporary music, and Liv Fernandes, a jazz singer who counts her inspirations among Peggy Lee, June Christy, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra and Mel Torme.

Special Guest Clare Hirst is a Saxophonist who’s worked with David Bowie, Mike Garson, The Belle Stars, The Communards and Hazel O’Connor. Dorian Lockett on bass and Buster Birch on drums round off the group with a DJ set in the intermission.

The RichMix is a community venue in the heart of Shoreditch, East London specialising in contemporary culture, the perfect venue for the Jazz London Radio All Stars.

For tickets, visit the website richmix.org.uk or telephone the box office on 020 7613 7498

JLR Interview Series: Joanne Shaw Taylor

Laurie Burnette interviewed the talented guitarist, singer and composer Joanne Shaw Taylor to chat about her new Blues Album and latest single If That Ain’t A Reason. You can listen to the interview at these times:

Wednesday 15th September: 8pm

Thursday 16th September: 7pm

Friday 17th September: 8pm

photo by Christie Goodwin

Jazz London Radio All Stars at the RICH MIX: Fri 24 Sept

7.30pm The Stage £12 Book now

Get set for an evening of top class jazz, with a rich mix (no pun intended) of Jazz London Radio‘s best compositions and standards.

The Jazz London Radio All Stars feature Deirdre Cartwright, a London guitarist and composer who became known presenting the BBC TV’s ground breaking series ‘Rockschool’, Kevin Davy, who has an extensive recorded discography, which includes musical theatre, modern jazz and contemporary music, and Liv Fernandes, a jazz singer who counts her inspirations among Peggy Lee, June Christy, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra and Mel Torme.

Jazz London Radio All Stars

Press Release

Press Release

Nominations announced for the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2021
 
The nominations have today been announced for the 2021 Parliamentary Jazz Awards. The Awards, organised by the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group (APPJAG) with the support of PizzaExpress Live. The recipients of the 2021 Parliamentary Jazz Awards will be announced online on Monday 26th July 2021. The Parliamentary Awards celebrate and recognise the vibrancy, diversity, talent and breadth of the jazz scene throughout the United Kingdom.
 
The award categories reflect the ever-increasing scope of talent from within the UK’s jazz scene: Jazz Vocalist of the Year; Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year; Jazz Album of the Year; Jazz Ensemble of the Year; Jazz Newcomer of the Year; Jazz Venue of the Year; Jazz Media Award; Jazz Education Award; and the Services to Jazz Award.
 
Following the online public vote for the Awards, the shortlist was then voted upon by a selection panel, that represent a broad cross-section of backgrounds united in their passion and knowledge of jazz. The winners, chosen by judging members of the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group (APPJAG), will be announced on Monday 26th July 2021.
 
John Spellar MP, Co-Chair of APPJAG, said: “These awards are a great opportunity to celebrate the talents and energies of the great musicians, educators, promoters, record labels, jazz organisations, blogs, jazz magazines and journalists who kept jazz flourishing, in spite of the challenges they faced in 2020.  In a year of hardship, unparalleled in the last 76 years, these shortlists demonstrate the wealth of talent and commitment that exists in the British jazz scene. Now in its 16th year, the Parliamentary Jazz Awards honour the best of British jazz. MPs and Peers in the All Party Group are grateful to PizzaExpress Live for supporting the event.”
 
The full list of nominees is as follows:
 
Jazz Vocalist of the Year
Claire Martin
Brigitte Beraha 
Georgia Mancio
 
Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year
Tony Kofi
Adrian Cox
Nubya Garcia
 
Jazz Album of the Year
Byron Wallen ‘PORTRAIT: Reflections on Belonging’  
Callum Au & Claire Martin ‘Songs and Stories
Nubya Garcia ‘Source’   
 
Jazz Ensemble of the Year
Kansas Smitty’s House Band 
Nigel Price Organ Trio/Quartet 
Kokoroko
 
Jazz Newcomer of the Year
Jas Kayser   
Rosie Frater-Taylor 
Deschanel Gordon   
Alex Clarke
 
Jazz Venue of the Year
Colchester Arts Centre Jazz Club
606 Club
Kansas Smitty’s  
Peggy’s Skylight –  – Live jazz and kitchen Nottingham   
 
Jazz Media Award
Jazzwise Magazine
Women In Jazz Media
London Jazz News
 
Jazz Education Award
The Original UK Jazz Summer School
Nikki Yeoh
Pete Churchill 
 
Services to Jazz Award
Steve Rubie
Norma Winstone
Digby Fairweather
 
Lockdown Innovation Award
Liam Noble  – Saturday Lockdown Live Sessions 
Joe Stilgoe’s ‘Stilgoe in the Shed’ 100 shows 
Adrian Cox’s Sunday Service 
The Globe Newcastle upon Tyne
 
Extension of deadline to midnight on 1st August 2021 for completion of questionnaire for the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group  Review Of Jazz In England
 Following an enforced delay due to the global pandemic and a year of unprecedented change, challenges, and specific hardships for working musicians, promoters,venues, jazz organisations, studios, technical staff, media and the jazz constituency at large, the All Party Jazz Appreciation Group (APPJAG) commissioned a Review of Jazz in England that was launched on Friday 28th May. The Review is being undertaken by APPJAG’s Secretary, Chris Hodgkins, and an expert advisory panel, chaired by musician and jazz educator Dr Kathy Dyson and supported by Teesside University Business School.
Full details and briefing papers – ‘Cold Comfort and Home Truths’ – Terms of reference, composition of the Advisory Panel, and the five questionnaires dealing with promoters and venues, musicians, jazz festivals, audiences plus individuals and organisations are available at: Review of Jazz in England

The closing date for the questionnaires is midnight, Sunday 1st August 2021.
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For further information please contact:
Chris Hodgkins
Tel: 0208 840 4643
Email: chris.hodgkins3@googlemail.com
 

Press Release

Extension of deadline to midnight on 1st August 2021 for the completion of questionnaires for the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group  Review Of Jazz In England

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 Following an enforced delay due to the global pandemic and a year of unprecedented change, challenges, and specific hardships for working musicians, promoters,venues, jazz organisations, studios, technical staff, media and the jazz constituency at large, the All Party Jazz Appreciation Group (APPJAG) commissioned a Review of Jazz in England that was launched on Friday 28th May. The Review is being undertaken by APPJAG’s Secretary, Chris Hodgkins, and an expert advisory panel, chaired by musician and jazz educator Dr Kathy Dyson and supported by Teesside University Business School.

Full details and briefing papers – ‘Cold Comfort and Home Truths’ – Terms of reference, composition of the Advisory Panel, and the five questionnaires dealing with promoters and venues, musicians, jazz festivals, audiences plus individuals and organisations are available at: Review of Jazz in England      

The closing date for the questionnaires is midnight, Sunday 1st August 2021.

Notes to the Editor

The All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group (APPJAG) aims to encourage wider and deeper enjoyment of jazz, to increase Parliamentarians’ understanding of the jazz industry and issues surrounding it, to promote jazz as a musical form and to raise its profile inside and outside Parliament. APPJAG currently has over 116 members from the House of Commons and House of Lords across all political parties.   The Group’s officers, as at the Annual General Meeting of 22nd March 2021, are Co-Chairs:, John Spellar MP and Lord Mann, Secretary, Sir Greg Knight MP, Vice Chairs, Alison Thewless MP and Chi Onwurah MP. Treasurer is Ian Paisley MP. Officers are Lord Colwyn and Sarah Champion MP.

The Secretariat is Chris Hodgkins with the assistance of Louis Flood. The contact address is: appjag1@gmail.com the web address is:https://appjag.wordpress.com/