Thomas Ovans gets to grips with an intriguing novel by John Lucas which deals with a small-town jazz musician’s rather complicated love life.
Northern Ireland’s permanent representation in Brussels periodically brings to the capital of Europe a sample of Northern Irish culture in a spirit of cross-cultural exchange that risks being disrupted in the event of a Brexit.
John Lucas is impressed by the depth and range of literary and musical knowledge displayed in a new collection of essays by Jim Burns
The French have a phrase for artistes like Camille. Bête de scène. It means a singer or performer who knows how to seduce her audience.
As I watched Youn Sun Nah, a Jazz singer originally from South Korea, conducting a master class, along with the Swedish guitarist Ulf Wakenius in Marciac I was struck by her lack of pretension and openness, as was her audience, who clearly loved every minute of her presentation.
DM & P + Temperatures Friday 3rd February 2012 Door Times : 8pm Tickets : £5 advance / £6 on the door London free-rock duo Temperatures pair up with DM&P a trio from Krakow/Poland that chase two saxophonists and electronics with a radical and organic free improvisation using custom-written software.
Archives 2010 Clare Doyle writes about all that jazz
Archives 2010 Jazz College & the Community The Arts are transformational, they can change lives and communities. Look at Marciac.
Clare Doyle interviews Cuban musician & composer Roberto Fonseca
Clare Doyle interviews New orleans musician Allen Toussaint at the Marciac Jazz Festival 2010
Clare Doyle interviews musician & composer Kyle Eastwood Kyle Eastwood is the eldest son of actor and director Clint Eastwood.