Writing for LJN/Miscellaneous

Here is a selection of my writings for London Jazz News, items of news or competition results.

Results from the 4th Zbigniew Seifert Jazz Violin Competition

Semi finalists in the 4th Zbigniew Seifert Jazz Violin Competition 8-10 July 2020, online

New podcast series: “2-5-1 Two pianists, five podcasts, one subject”

Jakub Paulski Trio wins Jazz Juniors Competition, Kraków 2019

Morten Schantz Godspeed at Sounds of Denmark Revisited

REPORT: Jazz Juniors Festival in Kraków

FEATURE: Impressions of music in Baku, Azerbaijan

NEWS: Semi-finalists in the 3rd Seifert Jazz Violin Comp. announced (Krakow/Lusławice, Poland)

REVIEW: Roller Trio at the 2018 Cheltenham Jazz Festival

REPORT: Making the Changes: a powerful symposium for women in jazz

REPORT: Hitch On Jazz Juniors International Exchange in Kraków

NEWS: Quantum Trio win at the Hitch On Jazz Juniors International Exchange in Kraków

REVIEW: Ralph Towner Solo at Pizza Express Soho

NEWS: 2nd International Jarek Śmietana Jazz Guitar Competition launched (28 Jun – 1st Jul, Kraków)

PREVIEW: Morten Schantz Godspeed ( Hitchin/ London 25th/ 26th March)

NEWS: Lauren Kinsella wins Jazz Composition Award, Arts Foundation 2017 Awards

NEWS Isaiah J Thompson and Felix Moseholm win the inaugural Horace Parlan Talent Award in Copenhagen

NEWS: Mateusz Smoczyński wins Zbigniew Seifert Jazz Violin Competition

NEWS: Semi-finalists in the 2nd Zbigniew Seifert Jazz Violin Competition (Lusławice and Kraków, Poland)

NEWS: Jazz for children project Molly and the Owl receives ACE funding to tour

REVIEW: Oddarrang at jazzahead! in Bremen

NEWS: Brad Mehldau is the first jazz musician to be awarded the Wigmore Medal

FEATURE: Ten things I learned as a tour manager

REPORT: Int. Jarek Śmietana Jazz Guitar Competition in Kraków

NEWS: Winners at the inaugural Jarek Smietana Jazz Competition in Krakow

Writings for LJN/Reviews

Here are some of the reviews I’ve written for London Jazz News. Please follow the links to read them.

Album reviews:

Kasia Pietrzko Trio – “Ephemeral Pleasures”

Dominik Wania – “Lonely Shadows”

Dave Storey Trio – “Jouska”

Jean-Louis Matinier & Kevin Seddiki – “Rivages”

I Think You’re Awesome & Taïga String Quartet – “Suite to be You and Me”

CD REVIEW: Sietske – Leaving Traces

CD REVIEW: Jef Neve – Spirit Control

CD REVIEW: Oddarrang – Agartha

CD REVIEW: Casey Golden – Miniature

CD REVIEW: The Kora Band -New Cities

CD REVIEW: FitkinWall – Lost

CD REVIEW: Ola Onabulé – It’s The Peace That Deafens

CD REVIEW: Sunna Gunnlaugs – Cielito Lindo


DVD reviews:

DVD REVIEW: Open Land – Meeting John Abercrombie, a film by Arno Oehri and Oliver Primus

Writings for London Jazz News/Interviews

I’ve been very fortunate to be able to write for London Jazz  News over the years and I’m very grateful to the editor Sebastian Scotney for encouraging me and for putting opportunities in front of me.  Most special of all was interviewing the late John Abercrombie, his last interview.

Below is a selection of my writings, links only. Please follow the link to read the interview or review on London Jazz News. 


Władysław Dadak – owner of Piec Art Acoustic Jazz Club, Kraków

B. D. Lenz (28-date trio tour of Europe incl. UK 26 June – 17 July)

INTERVIEW: Quantum Trio

INTERVIEW: Julian Costello Open Soundcheck tour (starts 19 September 2018)

INTERVIEW: Janusz Stefański

INTERVIEW: Julian Costello (new Quartet)

INTERVIEW: Nathalie Loriers

INTERVIEW: John Abercrombie in Kraków