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Following the success of the inaugural Music Instrument Amnesty in 2015, which saw 150 instruments pledged to new homes, the Ronnie Scott’s Charitable Foundation is once again opening its doors on Saturday 28 October at the iconic Frith Street jazz club from 10am to 4pm.

Any instruments donated will be distributed through a network of participating organisations, with instrument shop The Vibe, London, donating a safe storage space for any instruments received. Donors are invited to book an appointment before arriving at Ronnie Scott’s on the day – with each donor given a tracking number that will enable them to see where their instrument ends up – be it somewhere in the UK or overseas. The 2015 instrument amnesty saw items distributed as far and wide as Mexico, Palestine, Haiti and the Democratic Republic of Congo as well as across the UK

– Mike Flynn

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Following the success of the inaugural Music Instrument Amnesty in 2015, which saw 150 instruments pledged to new homes, the Ronnie Scott’s Charitable Foundation is once again opening its doors on Saturday 28 October at the iconic Frith Street jazz club from 10am to 4pm.

Any instruments donated will be distributed through a network of participating organisations, with instrument shop The Vibe, London, donating a safe storage space for any instruments received. Donors are invited to book an appointment before arriving at Ronnie Scott’s on the day – with each donor given a tracking number that will enable them to see where their instrument ends up – be it somewhere in the UK or overseas. The 2015 instrument amnesty saw items distributed as far and wide as Mexico, Palestine, Haiti and the Democratic Republic of Congo as well as across the UK

– Mike Flynn

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Following the success of the inaugural Music Instrument Amnesty in 2015, which saw 150 instruments pledged to new homes, the Ronnie Scott’s Charitable Foundation is once again opening its doors on Saturday 28 October at the iconic Frith Street jazz club from 10am to 4pm.

Any instruments donated will be distributed through a network of participating organisations, with instrument shop The Vibe, London, donating a safe storage space for any instruments received. Donors are invited to book an appointment before arriving at Ronnie Scott’s on the day – with each donor given a tracking number that will enable them to see where their instrument ends up – be it somewhere in the UK or overseas. The 2015 instrument amnesty saw items distributed as far and wide as Mexico, Palestine, Haiti and the Democratic Republic of Congo as well as across the UK

– Mike Flynn

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The unique, internationally renowned Instant Composers Pool Orchestra launches Going Dutch, a new, yearlong project aimed at introducing British and Irish audiences to the vibrant Netherlands jazz scene, with a seven date tour beginning at Lakeside Arts in Nottingham on Monday 30 October.

ICP was formed in 1967 by pianist Misha Mengelberg, drummer Han Bennink and saxophonist Willem Breuker to promote the idea of improvisation being the equal of composition. It has developed into a record label, releasing dozens of albums, and its members have collaborated with giants of the experimental music world including Anthony Braxton, Cecil Taylor, Sunny Murray, Peter Brotzman, Derek Bailey, Evan Parker and George Lewis.

Mengelberg died earlier this year and the current line-up of the orchestra, which consists of 10 of the most innovative musical voices from around the globe, will be celebrating the life of this inspirational figure as well as marking ICP’s 50th anniversary and the75th birthday of drummer Bennink, who remains at ICP’s heart.

Joining Bennink are saxophonists/clarinettists Michael Moore, Ab Baars and Tobias Delius, trombonist Wolter Wierbos, trumpeter Thomas Heberer, violinist Mary Oliver, cellist Tristan Honsinger, pianist Guus Janssen and bassist Ernst Glerum. They will decide what they will be playing just a few minutes before each performance. No two ICP Orchestra gigs are ever alike but audiences can expect to hear anything from ragtime to swing, bop to free jazz, and classical to carnival, and possibly all of the above.

Going Dutch is a joint initiative between the Jazz Promotion Network, a body of promoters, festival organisers, educators and media workers from across the UK and Ireland, and Dutch Performing Arts. Following ICP Orchestra’s visit, the french horn, guitar and drums trio Kapok tours venues in the north and south of England. A full programme of tours is currently being set up to take place through 2018 and the Jazz Promotion Network will be announcing these soon.

After the Nottingham concert the tour continues at Turner Sims Concert Hall, Southampton (31 October), Culturalann Ui Chanain, Derry (2 Nov), The Mac, Belfast (3 Nov), The Sugar Club, Dublin (4 Nov), Triskel Arts Centre, Cork (5 Nov), and Widcombe Social Club, Bath (6 Nov).

– Rob Adams

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The unique, internationally renowned Instant Composers Pool Orchestra launches Going Dutch, a new, yearlong project aimed at introducing British and Irish audiences to the vibrant Netherlands jazz scene, with a seven date tour beginning at Lakeside Arts in Nottingham on Monday 30 October.

ICP was formed in 1967 by pianist Misha Mengelberg, drummer Han Bennink and saxophonist Willem Breuker to promote the idea of improvisation being the equal of composition. It has developed into a record label, releasing dozens of albums, and its members have collaborated with giants of the experimental music world including Anthony Braxton, Cecil Taylor, Sunny Murray, Peter Brotzman, Derek Bailey, Evan Parker and George Lewis.

Mengelberg died earlier this year and the current line-up of the orchestra, which consists of 10 of the most innovative musical voices from around the globe, will be celebrating the life of this inspirational figure as well as marking ICP’s 50th anniversary and the75th birthday of drummer Bennink, who remains at ICP’s heart.

Joining Bennink are saxophonists/clarinettists Michael Moore, Ab Baars and Tobias Delius, trombonist Wolter Wierbos, trumpeter Thomas Heberer, violinist Mary Oliver, cellist Tristan Honsinger, pianist Guus Janssen and bassist Ernst Glerum. They will decide what they will be playing just a few minutes before each performance. No two ICP Orchestra gigs are ever alike but audiences can expect to hear anything from ragtime to swing, bop to free jazz, and classical to carnival, and possibly all of the above.

Going Dutch is a joint initiative between the Jazz Promotion Network, a body of promoters, festival organisers, educators and media workers from across the UK and Ireland, and Dutch Performing Arts. Following ICP Orchestra’s visit, the french horn, guitar and drums trio Kapok tours venues in the north and south of England. A full programme of tours is currently being set up to take place through 2018 and the Jazz Promotion Network will be announcing these soon.

After the Nottingham concert the tour continues at Turner Sims Concert Hall, Southampton (31 October), Culturalann Ui Chanain, Derry (2 Nov), The Mac, Belfast (3 Nov), The Sugar Club, Dublin (4 Nov), Triskel Arts Centre, Cork (5 Nov), and Widcombe Social Club, Bath (6 Nov).

– Rob Adams

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News that this year’s 28th edition of the Swanage Jazz Festival would potentially be its last, has inspired award-winning jazz guitarist Nigel Price to set up a Kickstarter campaign and present a special Jazz at The Philharmonic-style concert to raise the funds necessary for the festival continue next year. The concert will take place on 29 October at The Mowlem Theatre, Shore Road, Swanage, Dorset and will include an opening solo set by internationally acclaimed guitarist Martin Taylor, which will be followed by a JATP-style band of top UK jazz talent including Simon Spillett (tenor sax); Tony Kofi (alto sax); George Hogg and Byron Wallen (trumpets); Ian Bateman (trombone); Dave Newton (piano); Dario Di Lecce (double bass); Steve Brown (drums) and Nigel Price (guitar).

Based in the Dorset coastal town of Swanage, the Jazz Festival has played host to hundreds of musicians since 1990. It was started by Roger Horton, with a small marquee, a small indoor venue, and around 300 tickets. The festival has a rich history and has featured hundreds of top UK and international artists during its 28-year history. It’s also worth around half-a-million pounds to local businesses during the festival weekend. Price has been nominated by the festival directors to continue running the event but to do so has to raise £15,000 to cover “unavoidable VAT impositions from ticket sales”, while also stating that the festival must “expand or disappear”. The Kickstarter campaign has already raised £7,727 but with the deadline of 1 November there are only a couple of weeks left to hit the target.

In a statement on the Kickstarter campaign page, Price explained why he’s started the fund-raising campaign: “Quite simply, there is currently not enough money in the festival fund for 2018 to even get the thing going, let alone expand enough to negate the unavoidable VAT bill. The audience will be playing their part by soaking up much of the cost through increased ticket prices, but this can only go so far. We need to find enough on top of that to make the festival run on a full tank of gas, rather than on empty, as is now the case. Together, we can all make this happen through this ‘crowd funding’ infrastructure. On top of attracting the top jazz musicians from the UK and further afield this festival brings a massive financial boost to the town, somewhere in the region of half a million pounds over the weekend (yes – really!) and if we all band together, share the load, each of us making a small donation then we can ensure that this important event on the Swanage calendar can continue far and away into the future. Not only that but, with the proposed increase in capacity, there will in turn be an increase to revenue for the town.”

Tickets for the Jazz at The Philharmonic concert can be bought direct from the Mowlem Theatre Box Office by calling 01929 422239, or online here and here at http://ift.tt/2xIONh5

To donate to the campaign visit www.kickstarter.com – for more on the history of Swanage Jazz Festival visit www.swanagejazz.org

Mike Flynn

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Swanage-Fund-Raising-Concert-Poster-BIG

News that this year’s 28th edition of the Swanage Jazz Festival would potentially be its last, has inspired award-winning jazz guitarist Nigel Price to set up a Kickstarter campaign and present a special Jazz at The Philharmonic-style concert to raise the funds necessary for the festival continue next year. The concert will take place on 29 October at The Mowlem Theatre, Shore Road, Swanage, Dorset and will include an opening solo set by internationally acclaimed guitarist Martin Taylor, which will be followed by a JATP-style band of top UK jazz talent including Simon Spillett (tenor sax); Tony Kofi (alto sax); George Hogg and Byron Wallen (trumpets); Ian Bateman (trombone); Dave Newton (piano); Dario Di Lecce (double bass); Steve Brown (drums) and Nigel Price (guitar).

Based in the Dorset coastal town of Swanage, the Jazz Festival has played host to hundreds of musicians since 1990. It was started by Roger Horton, with a small marquee, a small indoor venue, and around 300 tickets. The festival has a rich history and has featured hundreds of top UK and international artists during its 28-year history. It’s also worth around half-a-million pounds to local businesses during the festival weekend. Price has been nominated by the festival directors to continue running the event but to do so has to raise £15,000 to cover “unavoidable VAT impositions from ticket sales”, while also stating that the festival must “expand or disappear”. The Kickstarter campaign has already raised £7,727 but with the deadline of 1 November there are only a couple of weeks left to hit the target.

In a statement on the Kickstarter campaign page, Price explained why he’s started the fund-raising campaign: “Quite simply, there is currently not enough money in the festival fund for 2018 to even get the thing going, let alone expand enough to negate the unavoidable VAT bill. The audience will be playing their part by soaking up much of the cost through increased ticket prices, but this can only go so far. We need to find enough on top of that to make the festival run on a full tank of gas, rather than on empty, as is now the case. Together, we can all make this happen through this ‘crowd funding’ infrastructure. On top of attracting the top jazz musicians from the UK and further afield this festival brings a massive financial boost to the town, somewhere in the region of half a million pounds over the weekend (yes – really!) and if we all band together, share the load, each of us making a small donation then we can ensure that this important event on the Swanage calendar can continue far and away into the future. Not only that but, with the proposed increase in capacity, there will in turn be an increase to revenue for the town.”

Tickets for the Jazz at The Philharmonic concert can be bought direct from the Mowlem Theatre Box Office by calling 01929 422239, or online here

To donate to the campaign visit www.kickstarter.com – for more on the history of Swanage Jazz Festival visit www.swanagejazz.org

Mike Flynn

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Swanage-Fund-Raising-Concert-Poster-BIG

News that this year’s 28th edition of the Swanage Jazz Festival would potentially be its last, has inspired award-winning jazz guitarist Nigel Price to set up a Kickstarter campaign and present a special Jazz at The Philharmonic-style concert to raise the funds necessary for the festival continue next year. The concert will take place on 29 October at The Mowlem Theatre, Shore Road, Swanage, Dorset and will include an opening solo set by internationally acclaimed guitarist Martin Taylor, which will be followed by a JATP-style band of top UK jazz talent including Simon Spillett (tenor sax); Tony Kofi (alto sax); George Hogg and Byron Wallen (trumpets); Ian Bateman (trombone); Dave Newton (piano); Dario Di Lecce (double bass); Steve Brown (drums) and Nigel Price (guitar).

Based in the Dorset coastal town of Swanage, the Jazz Festival has played host to hundreds of musicians since 1990. It was started by Roger Horton, with a small marquee, a small indoor venue, and around 300 tickets. The festival has a rich history and has featured hundreds of top UK and international artists during its 28-year history. It’s also worth around half-a-million pounds to local businesses during the festival weekend. Price has been nominated by the festival directors to continue running the event but to do so has to raise £15,000 to cover “unavoidable VAT impositions from ticket sales”, while also stating that the festival must “expand or disappear”. The Kickstarter campaign has already raised £7,727 but with the deadline of 1 November there are only a couple of weeks left to hit the target.

In a statement on the Kickstarter campaign page, Price explained why he’s started the fund-raising campaign: “Quite simply, there is currently not enough money in the festival fund for 2018 to even get the thing going, let alone expand enough to negate the unavoidable VAT bill. The audience will be playing their part by soaking up much of the cost through increased ticket prices, but this can only go so far. We need to find enough on top of that to make the festival run on a full tank of gas, rather than on empty, as is now the case. Together, we can all make this happen through this ‘crowd funding’ infrastructure. On top of attracting the top jazz musicians from the UK and further afield this festival brings a massive financial boost to the town, somewhere in the region of half a million pounds over the weekend (yes – really!) and if we all band together, share the load, each of us making a small donation then we can ensure that this important event on the Swanage calendar can continue far and away into the future. Not only that but, with the proposed increase in capacity, there will in turn be an increase to revenue for the town.”

Tickets for the Jazz at The Philharmonic concert can be bought direct from the Mowlem Theatre Box Office by calling 01929 422239, or online here

To donate to the campaign visit www.kickstarter.com – for more on the history of Swanage Jazz Festival visit www.swanagejazz.org

Mike Flynn

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The 13th annual Parliamentary Jazz Awards took place for the first time away from the Houses Of Parliament’s Terrace Pavilion at the newly opened Pizza Express Live venue in Holborn, London with a wide-ranging list of winners announced. Presented by Pizza Express’ music manager Ross Dines, the good-humoured ceremony was backed by a house band featuring trumpeter Henry Lowther and saxophonist Camilla George. The winners included Mercury Music Prize nominees Dinosaur, who won Jazz Album of the Year for their acclaimed 2016 debut, Together, As One, Newcomer of the Year went to female-led seven-piece Nérija, Ensemble of the Year went to hugely successful trio Phronesis, while the Services to Jazz award was picked up by Birmingham-based promoter Tony Dudley-Evans and the special APPJAG Award was presented to much-admired Scottish guitarist Jim Mullen.

Guest presenters of the awards included Jon Newy, Gary Crosby, Zara McFarlane, Kelvin Hopkins MP, Lord Anthony Colwyn, Sarah Champion MP, Andrea Vicari and Deirdre Cartwright.

The full list of winners is as follows: Jazz Vocalist of the Year: Cleveland Watkiss; Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year: Shabaka Hutchings; Jazz Album of the Year: DinosaurTogether, As One; Jazz Ensemble of the Year: Phronesis; Jazz Newcomer of the Year: Nérija; Jazz Venue of the Year: Scarborough Jazz Festival; Jazz Media Award: Chris Philips; Jazz Education Award: Tomorrows Warriors; Services to Jazz Award: Tony Dudley-Evans and Special APPJAG Award: Jim Mullen

– Mike Flynn

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