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Lionel Cole

Show: Lionel Cole With Freddy Cole's Band | Show date: 06/03/2019 | Review: Adrian Jackson

"the essential Cole gene that survives in Lionel is the warmth of his personality, the unforced manner in which he communicates with his audience, and lets them know that he is having an absolutely wonderful time."

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Eric Roberson - Live Performance Review

Show: Eric Roberson | Show date: 20/02/2019 | Review: Adrian Jackson

Not many international stars would tell their audience, as Eric Roberson cheerfully did at Bird’s Basement last night : “I am aware that I have some fans here tonight who have been waiting for years to see me perform. But I believe that most of you out there have no idea who the hell I am!”

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Cindy Blackman Santana

Show: Cindy Blackman Santana Band | Show date: 14/02/2019 | Review: Adrian Jackson

I recall seeing Cindy Blackman Santana when she toured here in the mid '90s, playing her original compositions with leading...

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The Cookers

Show: The Cookers | Show date: 07/02/2019 | Review: Adrian Jackson

"Robust, uncompromising music that oozes a deep understanding of the jazz tradition, played with authority, passion and the highest levels of musicianship.

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Andy Sugg Group

Show: The Andy Sugg Group | Show date: 20/12/2018 | Review: Adrian Jackson

Remarkably, the band managed to showcase Andy, Kate and Brett and their individual approaches, over two sets that were diverse yet seamless.

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Bossa Nova Nova

Show: Nicola Són | Show date: 13/12/2018 | Review: Adrian Jackson

“Whether singing, playing guitar or piano, and whether singing in Portugese or French or English, he occupied the spotlight comfortably, with his relaxed, amiable onstage persona.”

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Dizzy Gillespie Afro-Cuban Experience

Show: The Dizzy Gillespie Afro Cuban Experience | Show date: 20/12/2018 | Review: Adrian Jackson

“Hendrix made it clear that he is more than capable of the challenge of filling Dizzy’s shoes in this band. ….he played his own ideas, with a strong sound and range, and a flair for musical drama that never went over the top.”

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THE ROLLING STONES PROJECT

Show: The Rolling Stones Project | Show date: 28/11/2018 | Review: Adrian Jackson

So much touring experience with the Stones, combined with his education and high-level playing and arranging experience in jazz, has put Ries in a unique position to experiment with and re-interpret the Stones repertoire.

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