Balimaya Project continues their journey through the African Diaspora with the song “Seasons of Baraka”. Baraka is a word used in Maninka and many other West African languages, stemming from the Islamic principle of spiritual increment. As such, Baraka is not a state of being. It is an ever flowing spiritual energy, blessings and grace […]
We received a message that Mndsgn and his Rare Pleasure band had to cancel their EU dates due to financial considerations. This means that they will not be performing at our festival. Of course this is sad news, as we were looking forward to see this amazing group of musicians live. It’s also always bitter […]
These are the uncompromising wise words of no other than London Jazz torchbearer Kamaal Williams in an interview with Hypebeast. Similar words were uttered by the keyboard kingpin of Peckham a few years earlier, when he told the Vinylmeplease platform that he grew up listening to Jamiroquai, but they were – of course – also […]
DOMi & JD Beck released their groundbreaking debut album “NOT TiGHT” last Friday. Check out the sweet ‘little’ lead single Pilot with no other than Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes and Anderson .Paak breezing on the track. The album also features jazz greats Thundercat, Herbie Hancock and Kurt Rosenwinkel, let alone modern day crooner Mac Demarco. If […]
Sensuous jazz singer, transformative story teller and ASCENDING SOULSTRESS muva of Earth presents a new musical offering, High. It’s her first release on Gilles Peterson’s love child Brownswood Recordings, so you know it’s good stuff. From the first time we heard a song by muva on Gilles’ radio show, we were entranced by her voice […]
John Carroll Kirby reimagining something from Cornelius, the Japanese master of collage. The smooth West Coast sweetness mixed with the endless Eastern imagination. It could only happen in our naughtiest dreams. But as of now their sonic wizardry is fused to last for an eternity and beyond. And John Carroll wouldn’t be Kirby, if he […]
Makaya McCraven has been brewing on something new…. Check out his latest single, “Dream Another”, of the album These Times that is scheduled to be released September 23, 2022! In fact, he has been waiting to make this particular album for over 7 years. You guys probably know what he did in the meantime: making the dopest […]
You’ve seen ‘em goof around on the interwebs, you’ve might even seen ‘em destroy last week’s North Sea Jazz stage. But you will definitely see them at Super-Sonic Jazz Festival, as we have just confirmed that DOMi & JD Beck are booked for the Sunday!!! Their debut album (on Anderson .Paak’s APESHIT x Blue Note) […]
Tumi Mogorosi presents Group Theory: Black Music is finally out. A spiritual masterpiece. Read about the album and the artist, here. Tumi Mogorosi and his group will play in Vondelkerk on Tuesday 15 November. These tickets are on sale here.
Please read our little riff on Nduduzo Makhathini, one of the torchbearers of the effervescent South African jazz scene, here. Nduduzo Makhathini will play in de Vondelkerk on Thursday 17 November. These tickets are on sale here.