Out Now: Kevin Holbrough – Influences

This long awaited debut album from the Leeds based trombone virtuoso is finally here. Featuring the talents of Dave Newton, Sebastiaan de Krom and Zoltan Dekany. This recording pays homage to the greats, with a mixture of original compositions, arrangements from the great American Songbook and the music of JJ Johnson whose melodic improvisation and […]

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Treppenwitz Second Album

Treppenwitz Album 2!!The new year is off to a great start here at NJR towers with the release of the second album “The Kennedys At Beaver Point” from experimental piano trio Treppenwitz. Since the release of their first album the boys have been busy, undertaking an Arts Council funded tour as well as being selected […]

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New Albums from Drawing Hands and Treppenwitz

This month there’s a double christmas bonus in the form of an eagerly awaited second album from Drawing Hands and the first in a two part series of albums from Treppenwitz. You can catch both bands performing at a dual album launch on Tuesday 6th December at Heart in Headingly. Tickets are available at the below […]

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Treppenwitz/Drawing Hands Dual Album Launch

With Christmas just around the corner it’s time to announce a jazz hamper of new releases coming next week. Not one but TWO album launches, wrapped in a bow and decorated with tinsel and dodgy knock-off flashing LED lights. Drawing Hands and Treppenwitz are having a dual album launch gig next week at Heart in Headingly. Tickets are available in […]

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Jamil Sheriff Trio – Places Like This

Trio Album Released Composer, educator and pianist Jamil Sheriff has a back catalogue both as a sideman and bandleader but this is his first album fronting a trio. Recorded in July 2014 this album has been a long time coming but I’m delighted to announce it’s release on New Jazz Records. It’s also the first physical release […]

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Jamil Sheriff Trio – Tour and Album Preview

Jamil Sheriff is known throughout the UK Jazz scene for his lyrical and rhythmic approach to original music. He has garnered praise from Jazzwise, JazzUK, The Times and The Guardian for his previous medium and large ensemble recordings. On 30th October he releases his first trio album “Places Like This” the album will be accompanied by […]

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Sam Quintana’s Wandering Monster EP

Out Now ‘Wandering Monster‘ is the outlet for the compositions of Leeds based bass player Sam Quintana. The outfit features five of the finest and most active members of the Leeds jazz scene. Though they are accomplished as individuals, when together they form an entity greater than the sum of it’s parts: a monster- wandering… roaming…searching for off-kilter grooves, […]

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Sam Quintana’s Wandering Monster Video

Next week sees the release of a new EP from Sam Quintana’s Wandering Monster. As a little taster we have a video taken by Maria Alzamora from the recording session featuring the title track.   Andy French – Tenor Sax Calvin Travers – Guitar Aleks Podraza – Piano/Keys Tom Higham – Drums Filmed and recorded at Leeds […]

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Matt Anderson/Jiannis Pavlidis Duo Video

Without A Song Last year the lovely people at Shot by Sodium came down to an intimate gig at Sela Bar in Leeds to film a special, one off performance from Matt Anderson/Jiannis Pavlidis Duo. The track comes from their current album “Alone Together” available now from the bandcamp store. Matt Anderson www.matt–anderson.org.uk @mattandersonsax Jiannis […]

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The Honeybirds – Sing the Bells

*DISCLAIMER* If you just want to listen to a festive fun song from The Honeybirds and can’t be bothered with all the nonsense below, just hit play, get dancing round your bedroom in your worst christmas jumper and have a very merry Christmas! If, however, like me you like a bit of context and nice little backstory, do please […]

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