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Jazz in the UK is in rude health. The much-overlooked, even maligned sub-genre of Gypsy Jazz has been simmering along nicely for a while now; popular enough at weddings and vintagethemed events, but the music and players can cut it in any room, and there’s a cutting edge not many people get to hear. It warrants its place in the London sun.
The godfather Django Reinhardt began playing this music, since codified as Gypsy Jazz, with Stephane Grappelli in 1930s Paris. Always an absolute explorer, harmonically, rhythmically inventive, sophisticated and ahead of his time, Django is an idol whose legacy is more than imitation, noble pursuit though that may be. Artists like Biréli Lagrène, Angelo Debarre and the Selmer #607 collective have kept the fire burning, and added to it; and it’s caught here in the UK too. With pride we present to you the state of the art.

We have a large number of artists involved at several of London’s best loved venues and Jazz clubs. These artists include the wonderful headliners Robin Nolan, Noé Reinhardt, Daniel John Martin, Antoine Boyer and home grown London Django Collective. Some of the venues include Live at Zedel (Crazy Coqs), Vortex Jazz Club, Green Note and Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club and Kansas Smitty’s Jazz Club.

WATCH AND LISTEN selected music videos

VOTI – Newcastle Jazz Festival 2021

 

VOTI – Robert Mitchell’s 50th Birthday Concert

 

VOTI – Julian Siegel: Tales from the Jacquard

 

APPJAG Review of Jazz in England

 

Watch and Listen – Deemer #2

 

Watch and Listen – Queen Mab

 

Watch and Listen – Deemer

 

Watch and Listen – Ivo Neame

 

Watch and Listen – Eliza Oakes

 

Watch and Listen – Isobella Burnham

 

Watch and Listen – JazznewbloodTAPES

 

Yazz Ahmed In Conversation

 

Watch and Listen – JazznewbloodTAPES

 

Watch and Listen – Open Conversations EP1 Part 2

 

Watch and Listen – Open Conversations EP1 Part 1

 

Watch and Listen – DJ Ritu

 

CONNECTSMUSIC LIVE – JP Cooper

 

CONNECTSMUSIC LIVE – Bellowhead

 

CONNECTSMUSIC LIVE – Maati Baani

 

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Newcastle Jazz Festival – Day 3

 
Aug 15, 2021
  Tyne Bank Brewery

Julian Costello Quartet

 
Aug 5, 2021
  606 Club

Newcastle Jazz Festival – Day 1 (evening)

 
Aug 13, 2021
  Newcastle Civic Centre

Robert Mitchell’s 50th Birthday gig: Part 1

 
Aug 7, 2021
  Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club

The Joanna Eden Band

 
Sep 2, 2021
  Boston Room at George IV

Jazz At The George IV: The Will Johns/Dan Burnett Duo

 
Aug 26, 2021
  Boston Room at George IV

Mike Owen’s Festival Freaks

 
Aug 14, 2021
  Red, White & Blue

Newcastle Jazz Festival – Day 2

 
Aug 14, 2021
  Tyne Bank Brewery

Tina May

 
Aug 5, 2021
  Kidderminster Jazz Club

Faye Patton solo piano/voice

 
Aug 9, 2021
  Toulouse Lautrec

Newcastle Jazz Festival – Day 1 (afternoon)

 
Aug 13, 2021
  Flat Cap Coffee

Jazz At The George IV – The Fallen Heroes

 
Aug 5, 2021
  Boston Room at George IV

Robert Mitchell’s 50th Birthday gig: Part 2

 
Aug 7, 2021
  Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club

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