jazz

Zhongyu - Zhongyu

Zhongyu is a US band with a Chinese name, which means “finally”, formed by composer & multi-instrumentalist Jon Davis. Along come Dennis Rea on electric guitar & resonator guitar, Alicia DeJoie on electric violin, James DeJoie on baritone saxophone, flute & bass clarinet and Randy Doak on drums & percussion. Let’s not forget to mention the special guest Daniel Barry on trumpet.
 

Flame Tree featuring Nik Turner - Flame Tree

Hawkwind alumnus Nik Turner (sax and flute) has collaborated with experimental Jazz/Fusion ensemble Flame Tree in recording their eponymous album, an obvious cross between his own spaced out heavily psychedelic style and his collaborators also jazzy pedigree… the match of the two seems to have been made in heaven or some bizarre odd meter hell, with everything being mind-bogglingly complex, the drums sounding quite out of sync with whatever else is going on and a general feel of freaking out over the almost hour long psych efforts, manifesting itself almost instantaneously…
 

Iamthemorning - Lighthouse

Iamthemorning is a Russian duo, formed in 2010. Since then the duo has released two full-length albums, “~” (2012) and “Belighted” (2014), with “Lighthouse” being their new and third in a row full-length release. On the new album the duo is presenting a different approach and they do not fear to experiment & improvise with piano, keys, and strings along with the “ethereal” voice of Marjana Semkina. Pianist & keyboardist Gleb Kolyadin is one of those virtuosos, who think that music always comes first and they do not tend to show-off whenever they can; instead they try to serve music and he does so with his wonderful orchestrations as well.
 

Vasil Hadzimanov Band feat. David Binney - Alive

Vasil Hadzimanov is a composer, arranger and keyboard player from Serbia. Along with his band, Vasil has been in the music scene since 1997. Vasil has Branko Trijic on guitar, Miroslav Tovirac on bass, Predrag Milutinovic on drums, and Bojan Ivkovic on percussion and vocals by his side. Vasil is also a graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music, in Boston.
 

Beth Hart announces November 2016 UK Tour

Following her critically acclaimed May UK tour in 2015 and the rapturous response to her latest studio album, “Better Than Home”, Grammy nominated singer-songwriter, Beth Hart and her band will embark on a Nationwide 7-date UK tour in November 2016. Sultry blues, jazzy influences, rocking tunes and touching ballads; Beth Hart does it all!

Tickets will go on sale on Friday December 18th from the 24 hour ticket box office: 0844 871 8819 and from www.alt-tickets.co.uk. Very special guest will be announced in the coming weeks.

Kenny G announes June UK Tour 2016

Kenny G, one of the most successful saxophonists in the world today, will tour the UK in June 2016. The UK tour will see Kenny playing dates at the Sage Gateshead (Sunday June 26th), Manchester Bridgewater Hall (Monday June 27th), Birmingham Symphony Hall (Tuesday June 28th) and London’s Royal Albert Hall (Thursday June 30th).

Tickets will go on sale from Friday December 11th via www.ticketline.co.uk and the 24 hour box office 0844 888 9991. Tickets can also be ordered directly from the venues.