A preview of a University-led event; The Chanteuse is coming to Club Academy, bringing with her some of the greatest french classics of the 1960s and 70s
Contributor Jack Greeney reviews The Hallé and The James Pearson Trio’s combined performances of true jazz classics
The legendary pianist puts on a groovy night to remember at the O2 Apollo with a little help from a plethora of guests
Sophie Billington is blasted into space as she reports from Sun Ra Arkestra’s tenure at Band on the Wall
A retrospective on a masterpiece: Jack Greeney explores why everyone should know about one of jazz’s finest albums, but so few do
La La Land is an homage to jazz which neglects to ultimately pay any viable homage to jazz
Matthew Whitaker’s album launch may have lacked a defining artistic sound but the potential shown was undeniable, writes Liam Killeen
David Bowie doesn’t like looking back down memory lane in heritage rock docs. Instead, he delivers strange, serpentine albums like Blackstar with both eyes set firmly on the future
A Great Day in Paris follows American jazz musicians living in Paris, of which around 70 gathered in Montmartre for a commemorative photograph in 2008.
Liv Clarke speaks to Joshua Mellard, a Manchester graduate who is helping to take MSC Big Band into a new direction
Two-time MOBO winner for ‘Best Jazz Artist’ YolanDa Brown takes the time to chat to Kizzy Bray about her new album, tour and how her double life as a musician and business student at uni made her passion into a success story
Christian Hurry talks through Thundercat’s latest album Drunk, his first since working with Kendrick Lamar on To Pimp A Butterfly
The Italian soul singer seems awkward and lost in translation in a disappointing show, writes Hugh Morris
William Bain deliver’s The Mancunion’s verdict on the deceased icon’s final recordings: a fond farewell to an exceptional career
Journey into the realm of punk-influenced, no wave-inspired jazz of the Lounge Lizards.
Cory Henry leaves our jazz specialist Pierre Flasse lost for words (almost)