Monthly Archives: March 2020

Concert Review – Jools Holland – December 2002

Jools Holland – Birmingham NIA – 21st December 2002 Jools Holland left behind the television studio and the dubious task of advertising whiskey to return to his day-job, of leading one of the best big bands in the country, when … Continue reading

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Concert Review – John Etheridge and Sweet Chorus

John Etheridge and Sweet Chorus – Lichfield Guildhall – 17th October 2003 Jazz Guitarist John Etheridge and his band, Sweet Chorus bought the music and passion of Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt to a small but enthusiastic audience when they … Continue reading

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Concert Review – Gwyneth Herbert

Concert Review – Gwyneth Herbert – Lichfield Guildhall – October 9th 2009 The fast-rising jazz singer-songwriter Gwyneth Herbert played to a large audience when she appeared at Lichfield Guildhall. The gig was part of the tour to promote her newest … Continue reading

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Concert Review – Denys Baptiste – Let Freedom Ring

Denys Baptiste – Let Freedom Ring – Birmingham CBSO Centre – March 12th 2004 Denys Baptiste bought the full scope of his ambitious four-piece suite ‘Let Freedom Ring’ when he and his 11 piece band performed the piece for a … Continue reading

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Concert Review- Dave Brubeck

Dave Brubeck – Birmingham Symphony Hall – 12th May 2003 A sold-out audience was witness to one of the finest Jazz Quartets when Piano legend and composer Dave Brubeck bought his American Quartet to Birmingham Symphony Hall. The sprightly and … Continue reading

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Concert Review – Tomasso Starace

Concert Review – Tommaso Starace Quartet – Lichfield Guildhall – March 13th Traditionally one of the unluckiest days the year, Friday 13th proved to have something of a silver lining for the select Jazz fans who attended the Tommasso Starace … Continue reading

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Concert Review – Tom Cawley’s Curios

Concert Review – Tom Cawley’s Curios – Lichfield Guildhall – April 18th 2010 After being picked to play on Peter Gabriel’s latest album the pianist, Tom Cawley returned to his day job as leader of one of the country’s foremost … Continue reading

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