posted Monday 6th FebruaryFrom JAZZWISE online website.
Jazzwise reaches a youthful 15 years of age with its April issue, out on 22 March, and to celebrate this momentous anniversary occasion a special Jazzwise to the Power of 15 Festival will be held at the world famous Ronnie Scott’s jazz club in London’s Soho from 12-17 March. The festival has been specially programmed by the Ronnie Scott’s team and Jazzwise’s Jon Newey to showcase the legacy, diversity, and cutting edge of jazz with six days of exceptional artistic talent championed by Jazzwise over the past 15 years.
Jazzwise was launched in late-March 1997 and has grown steadily over subsequent years changing the way jazz magazines look and think to become the UK’s biggest selling jazz monthly as well as the leading English language jazz magazine in Europe and the first jazz magazine app in the world. Jazzwise has won jazz publication of the year at the Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Awards in 2007 and jazz publication of the year at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards in 2007 and 2010.
Booked so far for the festival week is a very special double bill on 12 march featuring Troyka (Kit Downes, Chris Montague and Josh Blackmore) in collaboration with the Royal Academy of Music Big Band directed by Nick Smart performing new music under the banner Troyk-estra, plus the Arun Ghosh quartet. Another special double bill on 13 March features Empirical plus Michael Wollny’s [em] while on 14-15 March the legendary bassist Ron Carter and his Foursight quartet, including pianist Renee Rosnes, performs his Dear Miles project featuring the music of Miles Davis. Closing out the festival with a bang are the Chris Potter quartet, featuring drummer Gerald Cleaver, on 16-17 March and supporting from 14-17 march will be some of the UK’s hottest new names. Final artists will be announced next month together with all supports and other events lined up for the week. Hurry as tickets will go fast. – Jon Newey
MONDAY 12th March – TROYK-ESTRA + ARUN GHOSH QUINTET
TUESDAY 13th March – [Em] TRIO + EMPIRICAL
WEDNESDAY 14th March – RON CARTER ‘FOURSIGHT’ QUARTET + Zara McFarlane Band
THURSDAY 15th March - RON CARTER’S FOURSIGHT ‘DEAR MILES’ QUARTET + Josh Arcoleo Quartet
FRIDAY 16th March – CHRIS POTTER QUARTET + Laura Jurd Quartet
SATURDAY 17th March – CHRIS POTTER QUARTET + Sara Mitra Sextet