Sandy Brown Jazz

JAZZ LINKS

The following links might be of interest to visitors to our site:

General
Regional
Jazz Clubs
Bands
Recording CompaniesCarrying Sandy Brown Recordings

 

GENERAL

JazzUK Organisation promoting the growth and development of jazz in the UK. 'Our mission is to facilitate those who play jazz to entertain those who love to listen, and to encourage the next generation to fall in love with jazz.' www.jazzuk.org.uk
SERIOUS International music producers with pages on publishing; sponsorship and development, and artist representation. 'What's On' page includes UK gig listing, mainly in London. www.serious.org.uk
The National Jazz Archive Independent education charity based in Loughton Library, Essex but developing outreach and internet facilities, the Archive provides a national repository and information base concerning jazz. www.nationaljazzarchive.co.uk
The Jazz Rag Journal issued by the Big Bear Music Group of Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK. containing news, reviews, interviews and events. www.bigbearmusic.com
Broad Street Jazz Specialist Jazz record shop 11, Broad Street, Bath, BA1 5LJ Tel: 01225 427 494 www.broadstreetjazz.co.uk
Ray's Jazz Specialist jazz record shop above Foyles Bookshop at 113-119 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0EB. Tel: 020 7440 3205 www.foyles.co.uk
Cloud 7 Second-hand Vinyl records at 21 Town St, Shepton Mallett, Somerset, BA4 5BE with a good jazz section. Tel: 01749 342181. It also has an online shop www.winylowo.com
Musicweb International Musicweb International is a really useful website that has many reviews of albums and DVDs going back to 2003 and is always worth a visit. They are usuallyl looking for volunteers to upload jazz reviews to their website - contact Len Mullenger (click here) .
 http://www.musicweb-international.com/jazz/index2014.html
Jazz Reloaded Award winning jazz site based on Afro Jazz in its myriad forms - Nu Jazz, Soul, Swing, Spoken Word, Blues, Bebop, Leftfield, Broken Beat www.jazzreloaded.com
All That Jazz A unique Jazz/Blues site 'waving the flag for British jazz and much more'. Hit on any of the 18 DVD samples on the site, which are also on Youtube. www.allthatjazz-ondvd.co.uk
Jazznet Website supporting British jazz musicians and promoting their music and gigs. www.jazznet.co.uk
JazzCotech Impressive jazz dance organisation based in Luton but has performed at most major jazz festivals and with many well know jazz musicians. www.jazzcotech.com
Jazz On Film Joe Spibey's comprehensive source of information about where jazz musicians can be seen and heard on film. www.jazzonfilm.com
William Ellis Photography Cheshire based music photographer widely recognised as having created an important document of the contemporary jazz scene in Africa, Europe and The Americas. www.william-ellis.com
Ken Colyer Website Information and photographs about the late UK jazz cornet player Ken Colyer www.kencolyer.org
Alan Cooper Remembered Jamie Evans's website about clarinettist/saxophonist Alan Cooper

www.alancooperremembered.com

A Jazz Timeline A timeline developed by Eve Hullett gives a concise history of the development of jazz from 1817 when the New Orleans City Council proclaimed that African slaves are allowed to use Congo Square as their designated space for singing and dancing on Sunday afternoons. Each stage has links to further information. www.distance-education.org/Degrees/Jazz-Education--A-Timeline-A535.html
Jazz&Jazz Peter Mark Butler's website: 'dedicated to promoting jazz for Jazz Bands, Jazz Clubs, Jazz Festivals, Jazz Musicians and Jazz Fans. We aim to raise the profile of jazz and invite musicians, bands and fans to share news and views about jazz. We focus on jazz past and present, and especially on the emerging new generation of exciting young stars and bands and the exuberance of their fans.' www.jazzandjazz.com
Jazzrytmit Finnish Jazz magazine with articles on all jazz styles.

www.razzrytmit.com

Brian O'Connor Photography Surrey based jazz photographer who has photographed jazz musicians over many years and whose work is used by Jazz Services. click here for Profile
Hayley Madden Photography Essex based photographer who has photographed many musicians of all genres and is regularly commissioned by PPL. click here for Profile

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REGIONAL

Jazz London Radio

London's first jazz internet radio station. Broadcasts 24 hours a day seven days a week.

www.jazzlondonradio.com
Jazz In Scotland A website for everything to do with the Scottish jazz scene. www.jazz-in-scotland.co.uk
10radio Somerset Community radio station broadcasting jazz programmes online Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

www.10radio.org

Jazz North West Comprehensive site giving jazz information for the North West of England www.jazznorthwest.co.uk
Jazz In Wales Site run by Andy Roberts, journalist, DJ, saxophonist and website producer for BBC Wales www.jazzinwales.co.uk
Jazzsteps and Jazzhouse Jazz Steps is the website for jazz in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire and for the organisation Jazzhouse that brings an excellent programme of high quality contemporary jazz to the East Midlands area. www.jazzsteps.co.uk
London Jazz Sebastian Scotney's personal recommendations and reviews from among the thousands of jazz events in London throughout the year. http://londonjazz.blogspot.com
Jazz in the Chilterns Eddie Fowlers website about jazz in the Chilterns area including information about Gypsy Jazz www.jazzeddie.f2s.com
Oxfordshire Jazz Federation Organisation promoting jazz generally and particularly in Oxfordshire. Check out their website for full details of their objectives and membership arrangements www.oxfordshirejazzfederation.co.uk
Jenny Green Radio Programme Singer Jenny Green hosts a community jazz radio programme on Ridge Radio every Friday from 11.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. (Ridge Radio covers the Tandridge area of Surrey but is available across the internet). Jenny aims to offer many rare jazz recordings in her music stream. www.ridgeradio.co.uk
London Drum Jazz Cafe A drum blog today mainly for the London Sessionestas and for touring drummers in general to keep in touch. www.cadobelldrums.wordpress.com

 

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JAZZ CLUBS AND VENUES

Jazz London Live

Jazz London Live has become the key reference place for who is playing where in the London area and you can download their app to your phone etc. from a page on their website.

www.jazzlondonlive.com

 

Jazz Clubs Worldwide
Peter Maguire's extensive website giving details of jazz clubs across the world. Site also has a blog.
www.jazz-clubs-worldwide.com
Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club
The legendary Ronnie's Scott's Jazz Club in Frith Street, Soho - one of the best live jazz club's in London and one of the world's premier jazz venues. Click on their website for the club's programme and further details.
www.ronniescotts.co.uk
Edinburgh Jazz N Jive Club
Meets every Friday at Heriot's Rugby Club, Goldenacre, Inveleith Row, Edinburgh with two local bands playing each week and a visiting band usually every month.
www.edinburghjazz.com
The Jazz Bar Edinburgh
Purpose designed, full-time, dedicated jazz venue at 1a Chambers Street, Edinburgh
www.thejazzbar.co.uk
Harborough Jazz Club
Based in Market Harborough in Leicestershire the club meets on Sundays at The Angel Hotel but also promotes local jazz events and a summer Festival day. Visit website for programme and details.

www.harboroughjazz.com

 

Jazz Club 90
Shropshire

Based at the Harp Hotel, Albrighton, Shropshire, WV7 3JF, the club meets every Tuesday evening and Sunday lunchtime. Fund raising, grants and sponsorship support the booking of a range of jazz artists
www.jazzclub90.supanet.com

Wigan Jazz Club
Greater Manchester

Home of the Wigan Youth Jazz Orchestra and Big Band and running a programme with visiting bands and musicians, the Club meets monthly on a Sunday lunchtime at Whelley Ex-Ex-Servicemen's Club with a regular audience of 200 plus.
www.wiganjazzclub.co.uk

Ribble Valley Jazz and Blues
Lancashire

Events held regularly at the Atrium Cafe, Castle Museum, Clitheroe as well as other venues. Club linked to Ribble Valley Jazz Festival. Check the link for the programme. www.rvjazzandblues.co.uk
Scarborough Jazz Club
In 2009 celebrated 25 years of weekly jazz. Gigs are held Wednesdays at The Cask Inn, Cambridge Terrace, Scarborough. Linked to Scarborough Jazz Festival.
www.scarboroughjazz.co.uk
The Devil's Kitchen Collective, Suffolk Bury St Edmunds jazz 'n' blues club that is a winning formula of 'kooky volunteers from hip teenagers to funky septuagenians'. You will find them at The Greene King Social Club, Cullum Road / Westgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3PB. Their website gives gig details. www.thedevilskitchencollective.com
Jazz At The Hamlet, Dulwich, London Opened on 17 March 2010 as a base for the Brass Impact big band and with a regular programme of visiting musicians such as Peter King, Dave O'Higgins and Guy Barker. Every Wednesday www.brassimpact.co.uk

Cafe Oto,
Dalston,
London

Opened in 2008 in old paint factory premises, now a relaxed, popular venue for experimental music usually seven nights a week. www.cafeoto.co.uk

The MapCafe
46 Grafton Rd
London
NW5 3DU

Friendly small venue and organic cafe that hosts Damon Brown's jazz sessions with guests on Wednesday evening in the upstairs music space, and Cai Marle-Garcia's jam sessions on Sunday afternoons. www.mapmusic.net
Dereham Jazz Society Weekly sessions at the Lakeside Country Club in Lyng, Norfolk www.lakeside-jazz-club.co.uk
Chichester Jazz Club Thriving Sussex club that meets every third Friday of the month at the Pallant Suite in Chichester. www.chichesterjazzclub.co.uk
Fife Jazz Club Scottish jazz club presenting live jazz once or twice a month on Sunday afternoons at Watts Restaurant, Cupar or Lomond Hills Hotel, Freuchie. 'We present the best Scottish jazz artists and welcome bands touring from further afield.' www.facebook.com/groupphp?gig=71990485538
or contact Grace Black
graciebproductions@yahoo.co.uk
Norwich Jazz Jam Monday nights from 8.30 pm to 11.00 pm at The Cottage, Silver Street, Norwich. All players of any age with an ear for jazz welcome. www.jazzjam.org.uk
The Be-Bop Club, Bristol Quality live modern jazz every Friday at The Bear In Hotwell Road. 8.30 for 9.00 pm. The club, organised by trumpeter and drummer Andy Hague has now been going for 20 years. www.thebebopclub.co.uk
 
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BANDS

Chris Barber Official website for Chris Barber and the Chris Barber Big Band www.chrisbarber.net
Dave Keir Hot 5 Edinburgh based band led by Scottish trumpet player who played with one of Sandy's early bands while Al Fairweather was doing National Service. www.joxco.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk
The Southern Sounds Jazzmen Jeff Matthews Trad/Dixieland/Swing Band from Wales. southernsoundsjazzmen.blogspot
Alvin Roy's 'Reeds Unlimited' Oxfordshire based band led by clarinettist Alvin Roy. Click here for more information about Alvin. www.alvinroyjazz.co.uk
Six City Stompers Danish band. Six City Stompers are unusual in that here are six young people playing and interpreting standards and also writing new music in a straightahead way not often associated these days with musicians of their age. www.sixcitystompers.dk
Paul Vernon London based Gypsy Jazz and Manouche guitarist www.PaulVernonChester.com
DixieMix Dixieland band run by Simon Nelson and ex-Kenny Ball bass player John Benson in East Anglia

www.dixiemixjazz.com

The Grey Dogs Traditional Jazz band run by John Robson based in Somerset Tel: 01749 838763
youtube.com
The Darktown Strutters Dixieland / Traditional Jazz band based in West Somerset www.darktownstrutters.co.uk
Jazz Times Two Mel Henry (trombone) and Terry Veal (guitar) from Bath www.jazzduoforhire.moonfruit.com

 

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INDEPENDENT RECORD LABELS

33Records Independent Record Company based in Luton, Bedfordshire featuring musicians and bands that include Tina May, Deborah Brown, Shaynee Rainbolt, Jackie Ryan, Kat Gang, Sandi RussellTheo Travis and John Law. www.33jazz.com
Splash Point Records Independent Record Company based in Kent featuring musicians and bands that include Sue Richardson, Ian Shaw, Ricardo Herz, Liane Carroll and Andy Drudy www.splashpointmusic.com

 

 

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RECORDING COMPANIES
featuring Sandy Brown recordings
(see also 'Recordings' page):):

Storyville Records
Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, Storyville claims to be the oldest independent jazz label in Europe. Named after the New Orleans district where jazz was born, Storyville holds a welath of classic recordings, CD re-releases, special collectors' CD editions of rare jazz recordings and digital downloads.
www.storyville-records.com
Upbeat Recordings
Upbeat is a UK based company founded in 1989 and run by accomplished musician Liz Biddle. It provides a source of jazz and nostalia CDs with a substantial jazz catalogue. It also features Upbeat Management - a booking agency for bands (including jazz bands) and shows.
www.upbeatrecordings.co.uk
Lake Records
Independent UK based company run from Cumbria by Paul and Linda Adams and specialising in jazz and folk labels. The company has won 13 awards for excellence from the Music Retailers Association.
www.fellside.com
Hep Jazz
UK company based in Pitlochry, Scotland producing three labels covering jazz in depth from 1930 to the present.
www.hepjazz.com
Bear Family Records
Record company based in Germany and covering a wide range of music including jazz, American vintage country music and rock and roll.
www.bear-family.de
Spotlite Records
UK company based in Hertfordshire importing Sackville recordings.
email: spotlitejazz@hotmail.com
Jazz 'n' Blues Records
UK company based in Norwich holding a very large range of jazz and blues CDs.
www.jazznblues.co.uk