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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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VOX/GUITAR: Funkmeister Decosta Boyce's much lauded self-released album ElectrickSoul made the Sunday Times Best 100 Albums of 2017. Appearing 11th March @ Pizza Express, Soho (Mother's Day special).

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STEEL PAN: Guardian 4-star review of Mark Cherrie's debut solo album 'Joining The Dots' - "This is a full-on jazz production with some of the best British musicians around." @ Pizza Express , Dean St , 18 March - Click here for more info.

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VOX/PIANO:"Mellow and stylish" Clive Davis, Sunday Times. Wendy Kirkland's PIANO DIVAS has recently enjoyed extensive radio play including a feature on Clare Teal's Radio 2 Sunday night show.

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ALTO SAX: Fresh from recording his new album 'Tommaso Starace Chord-less Quartet' feat. Dave O’Higgins, tenor sax. Freedom in harmonic interaction and the horns are harmonised in a big band fashion. Up-lifting, gutsy original compositions and jazz standards. Soon to be released!

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VOX/KEYS: Jeanie Barton's upcoming 2nd album of original songs; a collaboration with producer, double bassist and University of Nottingham Music Technology Professor Simon Paterson. Guests include Tony Kofi on alto sax on this haunting electro/orchestral record, released later in 2018.

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BASS: Spirited, eloquent and graceful” (The Guardian) – ARQ concluded a massively successful 40-date ‘Magic Life’ UK tour at the end of last year. In 2018 ARQ maintain their busy schedule with UK; European festivals and touring in general.

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VOX/GUITAR: Grab the chance to catch rising star Odette performing music from acclaimed album 'A Shake of the Hand' @ Pizza Express, Dean St Sunday 18 March; Riverhouse Barn, Walton on Thames 28 April and Hampstead Jazz Lounge 16 May.

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TRUMPET: There's no keeping down fast-rising horns man Henry Spencer who was specially filmed by Mezzo TV during LJF and will be meeting and greeting @ Jazzahead next month.


GUITAR: New Album ASTROMETRICS making huge waves. Matt Chandler's trio a hit with clubs and festivals.

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PIANO: Rising Pianist Harry Bolt debuts onto the London Jazz Scene.

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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. Click for details on upcoming gigs @ Colchester Arts Centre, Pizza Express Holborn and 'club night' @ Wall2Wall Jazz Fest in Abergavenny.

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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's 6th studio album 'Passarim' launched in Paris last month with the official release 28 April with the London launch gig 8 May @ The 606 Club.

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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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ALTO SAX/BOX: 'Blues For Maggie' Zhenya Strigalev's tribute to his patron & friend - the indomitable Maggie Black. Album launch party @ The Vortex 28 March.

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TRUMPET: Jay Phelps releases Free As The Birds on the leading American collaborative independent label Ropeadope - launch gig @ The Cock Pit 26 March.

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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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VENUE: The Cellar Club, Hemel Hempstead featuring the Oxley Meier Guitar Duo, 29 March.

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VENUE: One of the busiest jazz clubs in Europe since 1976 - or "London's best music venue" according to Jamie Cullum.

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GRAPHIC DESIGN / WEBSITES: Skilfully applying the 'less is more' principle designer Pritpal Ajimal produces elegant, edgy designs.

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