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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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