A ROUND UP OF CLUB ACTIVITY AT A RANGE OF INTERNATIONAL CLUBS: The Kevin Brady trio featuring Bill Carrothers and Seamus Blake are at Arthur’s Dublin on 20 February. Over at the A-Trane in Berlin Human Feel are in town on 30 January.
Look out for the Jazz Art Orchestra with Jason Marsalis at the Bimhuis in Amsterdam on 14 January.
Over at Birdland New York Ingrid Jensen’s quintet play from 23-26 January.
At Bix in Stuttgart the accent is smooth, reggae and Afrobop in the mix courtesy of Yolanda Brown on 25 January.
In Italy at the Blue Note in Milan acid jazz stalwarts JTQ are playing there on 18 January.
The Blue Note in New York has Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah coming up on 5-8 February.
In Denver club Dazzle Peter Bernstein, Larry Goldings and Bill Stewart are playing on 17 January. Staying in the US, Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley in Seattle hosts UK guitar legend Martin Taylor on 15 and 16 January. At Dizzy’s, in New York, the mighty Cookers begin a four-night residency on 24 January.
Across the Atlantic at the Domicil in Dortmund Ambrose Akinmusire makes the trip to Germany once more with his quartet to play on 30 January. Criss crossing the continent to the Duc des Lombards in Paris where you can hear the David Kikoski trio on 30-31 January.
At Jamboree in Barcelona Liane Carroll is in town playing there on 16 January. Further north at the Jazzhus Montmartre in Copenhagen Jan Lundgren with strings pays tribute to Jan Johansson from 31 January-2 February.
Interestingly at the Jazzkeller in Frankfurt Vincent Herring and Soul Chemistry play on 17 January while back in the States at the Jazz Standard in New York Vijay Iyer are in the club on 22 and 23 January. Note the (how new?) line-up, with Linda Oh on bass and Tyshawn Sorey on drums.
At the Regatta bar in Boston Stanley Jordan is in the club on 1 February and a few weeks before at Smoke in New York Al Foster celebrates his 75th with a three-night residency beginning on 18 January. Snug Harbor in New Orleans features the Herlin Riley quartet on 26 January.
Back in Germany at the Stadtgarten in Cologne Kris Davis, Stephan Crump and Eric McPherson under the moniker the Borderlands trio play on 27 January.
Before that and this week, finally in this round-up, at the Sunset-Sunside in Paris trad trumpeter Pete Horsfall of the Kansas Smitty’s House Band makes the trip across the channel to play on 15 January in the company of Frank Amsallem as they pay homage to Louis Armstrong.