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DRUMS: Released April 2018 - highly anticipated live album of a mesmerising gig recorded @ The Vortex in June. Early reaction from Chris Spector, editor and publisher of Midwest Record, "...this bunch plays it pro and plays it for the progressive taste....not pandering to the pots and pans crowd".

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SAX: “His assurance and inventiveness are impressive…” says Guardian reviewer John Fordham in praise of Samuel Eagles who's 'Spirit' band performed music from acclaimed latest release ' Ask, Seek, Knock @ Pizza Express Soho. Spirit will also be featured 1 July at Love Supreme Jazz Fest, Brighton.

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BASS: Spirited, eloquent and graceful” (The Guardian) – ARQ concluded a massively successful 35-date ‘Magic Life’ UK tour at the end of last year. They start 2018 with UK & European festivals and touring. Catch them at Soho Pizza Express Jazz Club on 21 February!

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VOX/PIANO:"Mellow and stylish" Clive Davis, Sunday Times. PIANO DIVAS celebrates the work of female pianist singers. Ever-growing in popularity Wendy Kirkland has recently enjoyed radio play including a feature on Clare Teal's Radio 2 Sunday night show.

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TRUMPET: Jay Phelps poised to release no fewer than TWO albums on the leading American collaborative independent label Ropeadope.

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VOX/INSTRUMENTALS: The much admired award-winning British vocalist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist JULIA BIEL releases her eponymous third album which has been highly anticipated both in the UK and abroad.

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VOCALIST: Classy Chanteuse Gabrielle Ducomble astonishes audiences with her Parisian-style jazz and tango songs and stunning vocals. Currently penning a new album of fresh originals for release later this year.

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STEEL PAN: Mark Cherrie has top notch credentials having performed with Jimmy Ruffin, Edwin Starr, The Drifters, Paul Young etc - new album 'Joining the Dots' - released 2 Feb - features the cream of UK jazzers. CLICK AND LISTEN!


GUITAR: New Album ASTROMETRICS making huge waves. Matt Chandler's trio has been busy impressing at clubs and festivals.

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BASS: Bassistry’s ruminative and engaging tunes, travel on agreeably cushioned grooves, producing a restless blend of Jazz and Electronica (UnCut Magazine). They perform at Colchester Arts Centre Jazz Club, 18th March. A dynamic show not to be missed!

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JAZZ BLOG: Award-winning Londonjazz News is celebrating 9 years of providing in-depth info on all things jazz in London and beyond.

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VOCALIST: Aussie-born London resident Karen Lane's pristine voice has been praised by the likes of Michael Parkinson. Described as soulful and funky and a lover of Brazilian bosa Karen recently launched 6th studio album 'Passarim' in Paris last month with the official release in March.

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SAX: Josephine Davies' acclaimed album SATORI released in 2017 celebrates 'simplicity of melody and harmony'. Riding on a wave of success the popular trio head back into the studio in the spring to record a second album. Featuring James Maddren (drums) and Dave Whitford (bass) - to be released autumn 2018 on Whirlwind Recordings.


PIANO: The MOBO award-winner is currently touring her lauded solo project 'Dreamland'.

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BASS: Tom Hill's homage to the funky jazz of the 70's by artists like the Crusaders, Weather Report, David Sanborn, Grover Washington, George Duke and more plus vocals from the Bill Withers songbook. Recently "set the Lincoln (Jazz) audience on fire and wanting more.” Paul Croft, Chair NewJazz5

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VIBES: Jim Hart's highly respected and expanded Cloudmakers project releases new album TRAVELING PULSE 23 Feb. Album avail for pre-order now with 2 tracks for immediate download from the Whirlwind website.


GROOVY AND SOULFUL: Tristan has charted on the UK Soul Chart several times and is a sponsored group with Jazz Promotion Network and Dutch Performing Art's 'Going Dutch' programme.

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VENUE: The Cellar Club, Hemel Hempstead featuring Dee Byrne's Entropi, 22 Feb.

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