DISCOVER MORE JAZZ

Whether you’re a fan or musician, we’ve put together some info about how to discover more great jazz music. From festivals and clubs around the world, to books, education, movies and albums, check out these guides and ‘best of’ lists which were created with input from gigging jazz musicians.

Niche European Jazz Blogs & Websites To Discover

Niche European Jazz Blogs & Websites To Discover

There are blogs that write about the great famous jazz musicians who we all know and love - those who release under ACT, ECM, Blue Note, etc - but there are also some brilliant local, niche jazz blogs that give a lot of space to artists who are not internationally...

Italian Jazz Clubs & Venues

Italian Jazz Clubs & Venues

Great Venues & Jazz Clubs in Italy The European jazz scene offers such a wide and varied culture and, without a doubt, one of the most historically significant countries is Italy. Aside from some of the big names to come out of the Italian jazz scene - Enrico...

The Best London Jazz Clubs & Venues

The Best London Jazz Clubs & Venues

As one of the biggest cities in Europe, there are a whole bunch of London jazz clubs to check out, covering everything from swinging singers through to contemporary, modern jazz. We've put together some highlights from our work over the years, and asked some of the...

Best Jazz Bass Players

Best Jazz Bass Players

Best Jazz Bass Players in History If you're a jazz bass player - or even just a fan - I'm sure you have your own ideas about who are the best and why. You probably don't need to read this list to discover any new names, that's for sure. So rather than just roll out...

Paul Chambers on Bass | 11 Legendary Recordings

Paul Chambers on Bass | 11 Legendary Recordings

11 Legendary jazz albums Paul Chambers played bass on So many legendary jazz recordings in the 1950's and 1960's - from West Coast Cool Jazz to East Coast Hard Bop - featured a handful of the same rhythm section players. One of the first who springs to mind is double...

10 Best Hard Bop Albums

10 Best Hard Bop Albums

Widely seen as synonymous with groups like Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Horace Silver & Hank Mobley, Hard Bop rose to prominence in 1950's America and is a style of jazz which took elements of its predecessor - bebop - and added influences such as blues,...

10 Great Jazz Magazines

10 Great Jazz Magazines

Here's the Jazzfuel rundown of 10 of the best jazz magazines from around the world that you can still read in a physical format. Whilst there are many jazz websites and blogs out there providing the latest gig listings, album reviews and news from around the world,...

British Jazz Blogs & Websites

British Jazz Blogs & Websites

Whether you're looking to discover some new music or to figure out where you'll go for your next gig, there are a bunch of great British jazz blogs to help out. Through our work running press campaigns for jazz musicians, we have worked with some of the best and have...

Great Jazz Festivals In Europe

Great Jazz Festivals In Europe

10 Great European Jazz Festivals   Looking for some help deciding which European jazz festivals to check out this year? Obviously there are hundreds to choose from, but we've picked a small selection from the European jazz scene and asked some of the musicians...

Buying Guide: Jazz Saxophones, Mouthpieces & Reeds (2020)

Buying Guide: Jazz Saxophones, Mouthpieces & Reeds (2020)

When it comes to buying a saxophone for jazz, or even just upgrading your current horn, there's an enormous choice out there. The same goes for reeds and mouthpieces which, whilst much smaller than the instrument itself, can make a huge difference to the sound. Whilst...

Artists to watch in 2019

Artists to watch in 2019

To follow on from our international jazz promoter survey (where we asked 40+ jazz festivals and clubs around the world to answer questions on how they booked musicians), we asked some more jazz programmers for their artist tips for the year ahead. No other conditions...

Jazz Video Premieres | Jazzfuel

Jazz Video Premieres | Jazzfuel

Featured jazz music videos [2020] We've pulled together some of the best new jazz videos from around the world for you to check out. From solo piano through to large ensemble, we've got projects covering styles from swing, straight-ahead and modern jazz to world...

New Releases Jazz Playlist | Jazzfuel

New Releases Jazz Playlist | Jazzfuel

This jazz playlist is made with the pretty much the opposite approach to Spotify. The streaming giant tries to recommend exactly what they think you'll like, or to categorise the music into sub-genres so you know exactly what to expect.  Knowing how discerning jazz...

Best Jazz Books of All Time

Best Jazz Books of All Time

Best Jazz Books For You To Read (2020) We've compiled this collection of some of the best jazz books of all time to unravel the stories behind the lives of some of the jazz greats. From Louis Armstrong and Charlie Parker through to Miles Davis and Keith Jarrett,...

NEW JAZZ RELEASES (2020)