Tag: Jazz

Dreamsville Mod Rally – Lowestoft

After the success of last year's event, the Dreamsville Mod Rally is back in Lowestoft. It takes place over the weekend of the 15th and 16th July and full details of the two days' goings on are now in the events section. So check it out there for the lowdown. […]

Bossa Nova book by Gilles Peterson

Possibly of interest to both music and art/design fans is Bossa Nova: Bossa Nova and the Rise of Brazilian Music in the 1960s by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker. It's out via Soul Jazz later this month. So what's it about? Well, Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker have produced a […]

Chess Records documentary on BBC4

If you follow us on Facebook, you'll know we flagged up an article in the weekend's Guardian about Chess Records. Well, if you liked that, you'll certainly love the Chess Records documentary on BBC4 this coming Friday. Going by the name of Roll Over Beethoven – The Chess Records Saga, […]

New band: Towerbrown

We've not done a new band for a while, but here's a good one – Towerbrown. Out of France and describing themselves as '60s Hammond Jerk/R&B/British Beat', they have a very authentic 60s sound – the kind of thing you'd expect to be pumping out of a basement club in […]

Land Of 1000 Dances – Edinburgh

News of a new soul and R&B night (throwing in a bit of blues and jazz) for Edinburgh – Land Of 1000 Dances. Confirmed dates are Saturdays 11th September and 9th October at Studio 24, Carlton Road, Edinburgh, with the playlist apparently suited to those 'who like a little Elmore […]

The Big Beat Scene reviewed

Another thing we mentioned a while back – and The Big Beat Scene by Royston Ellis is another new review online. Royston Ellis wrote the book in 1960, aged around 19, with the book published in 1961. Reissued once more by Music Mentor Books, it's described as 'an ouspoken expose […]

JTQ residency at Ronnie Scott's

JTQ has announced a residency at London's Ronnie Scott's. The band are playing six shows at the club on Frith St Soho from 21st to 25th September 2010, along with two shows on the Friday and Saturday. Support is from The Ronnie Scott's All Stars. Tickets for the last run […]

Spotify playlist: Latin jazz bop dance

Another Zammo/Andy Powell playlist for Spotify – going by the name of Latin jazz bop dance. The title says it all, a playlist of jazzy grooves from across the spectrum, some tracks you'll know, others you will no doubt be hearing for the first time. If jazz has scared you […]