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live/GIGS/NOVEMBER2011more jazz than you’ll ever hear Mike Flynn previews the must-see gigs and concerts. Send future listings to mike@jazzwise.com All listings are run free but due to space restrictions cannot be guaranteed to appear. Listings are subject to change, please check with venue first

Michael Olatuja Project, 23 November

TUESDAY///////////////// 1 Led Bib Vortex Jazz Club, Gillett Square, London N16

1 Discordian Trio Matt & Phred’s, 64 Tib Street, Manchester

1 Marc Hadley with the Ralph Freeman Trio St Ives Jazz Club, The Western Hotel, St Ives

1-2 Akira Sakata with Chris Corsano and Darin Gray Cafe Oto, Ashwin Street, London E8

1-4 Stacey Kent Ronnie Scott’s, 47 Frith Street, London W1

1 Matt Slocum Trio featuring Sam Yahel Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street, London W1

WEDNESDAY///////////////// 2 Eyes Shut Tight Matt & Phred’s, 64 Tib Street, Manchester

2 The J Word Swansea Jazzland, St James Club, Swansea

2 Chik Budo Vortex Jazz Club, Gillett Square, London N16

2 Arun Ghosh Band Boisdale, Cabot Place West, Canary Wharf, E14 September’s Jazzwise cover star and wildly funky clarinettist Ghosh heads out on a short UK tour this month to play highly charged new material from his freshly minted album Primal Odyssey.

2-10 Peter White Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street, London W1

THURSDAY///////////////// 3 Led Bib Band on the Wall, Swan Street, Manchester

3 Art Themen’s Big Colours Big Band The Spin, High Street, Oxford

3 Kristian Borring Matt & Phred’s, 64 Tib Street, Manchester

3 Django Bates’ Belovèd Bird Trio Friends Life Social Club, Dorking

3 Asaf Sirkis Trio plus 1224 Project The Spice Of Life, 6 Moor St, London W1

3 Frank Harrison Trio Hideaway, 2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road, London SW16

3 Eugene Chadbourne Cafe Oto, Ashwin Street, London E8

3 Julian Siegel Quartet Vortex Jazz Club, Gillett Square, London N16

FRIDAY///////////////// 4 Led Bib The Anvil, Basingstoke

4 Marley Chingus Matt & Phred’s, 64 Tib Street, Manchester

4 Abram Wilson Quartet (5.30pm start) Symphony Hall Foyer, Birmingham

4 Soul Purpose Hideaway, 2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road, London SW16

4 Brass Jaw Wakefield Sports Club, Eastmoor Road, Wakefield

4-5 Baby Dee Cafe Oto, Ashwin Street, London E8

4 Jo Wills/Beth Rowley Vortex Jazz Club, Gillett Square, London N16

4 Arun Ghosh Band Ludlow Assembly Rooms, 1 Mill Street, Ludlow

4 Seun Kuti and Fela’s Egypt 80 KOKO, Camden High Street, London N1

SATURDAY///////////////// 5 Led Bib The Harley, 334 Glossop Road, Sheffield

5 Riot Jazz Matt & Phred’s, 64 Tib Street, Manchester

5 Yolanda Charles and The Deep MO Hideaway, 2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road, London SW16

5 John Etheridge Vortex Jazz Club, Gillett Square, London N16

5 Victor Bailey/Poogie Bell/Peter Horvath/ Michael “Patches” Stewart Ronnie Scott’s, 47 Frith Street, London W1 Debut Ronnie’s appearance as a leader for this former Weather Report/Zawinul Syndicate bass guitar legend. Bailey is here with a fine and funky band that includes mighty Marcus Miller-affiliated groove drummer Bell and the agile trumpet work of Stewart, while Hungarian keyboardist Horvath is no slouch either. Expect an overload of fusion-funk fireworks.

SUNDAY///////////////// 6 Led Bib Lichfield Arts Centre, Lichfield, Staffs

6 Steve Melling/Clark Tracey Special Septet Campus West, The Campus, Welwyn Garden City

6 Abram Wilson Quartet plus Birmingham Jazz Ensemble (10.30am start) Symphony Hall Foyer, Birmingham

6-7 Aki Onda and Alan Licht Cafe Oto, Ashwin Street, London E8

6 Vocals At Vortex Vortex Jazz Club, Gillett Square, London N16

6 Natalie Williams Soul Family Ronnie Scott’s, 47 Frith Street, London W1

MONDAY///////////////// 7 Aaron Neville plus Keb’ Mo’ Band Barbican, London EC2

7 Robin Jones/Jazz Jam Mas Cafe, UK Centre for Carnival Arts, Luton

7 Don Weller/Dave Newton Quartet Everyman Theatre Studio, 7 Regent Street, Cheltenham

7 Blues Jam Matt & Phred’s, 64 Tib Street, Manchester

7 Convergence Quartet: Taylor Ho Bynum/ Harris Eisenstadt/Alexander Hawkins/ Dominic Lash Dartington Hall, The Elmhirst Centre, Totnes

7 Jazz Workshop and Jam Session (held in the Comedy Club) Hideaway, 2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road, London SW16

7 Cuban Hideaway (main room) Hideaway, 2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road, London SW16

7 ACV plus Red Kite Vortex Jazz Club, Gillett Square, London N16

7-8 Roy Hargrove Ronnie Scott’s, 47 Frith Street, London W1

TUESDAY///////////////// 8 Dave Walsh Trio Matt & Phred’s, 64 Tib Street, Manchester

8 Philip Clouts/Carlos Real-Lopez Quartet St Ives Jazz Club, The Western Hotel, St Ives

8 Sarah Ellen Hughes Quartet North Wales Jazz Society, Royal British Legion, Watts Dyke

8 Geoff Eales and Isorhythm: Ben Waghorn/ Carl Orr/Fred T Baker/Asaf Sirkis The Pheasantry, 152 King’s Road, London SW3

Led Bib, 1 November and on tour

WEDNESDAY///////////////// 9 Sam Sallon Matt & Phred’s, 64 Tib Street, Manchester

9 The Convergence Quartet: Taylor Ho Bynum/ Harris Eisenstadt/Alexander Hawkins/ Dominic Lash Recital Room at Churchill College, Storey’s Way, Cambridge

9 Sarah Ellen Hughes Kendal Jazz Club, Hawkshead Brewery, Staveley Mill Yard, Staveley

9 Graham Harvey Trio Swansea Jazzland, St James Club, Swansea

9 Monkey Puzzle Trio plus Oren Marshall Vortex Jazz Club, Gillett Square, London N16

9 Arun Ghosh Band Gallery Cafe, Queens Theatre, Barnstaple

9-12 Brubecks Play Brubeck featuring Darius, Chris and Dan Brubeck Ronnie Scott’s, 47 Frith Street, London W1

THURSDAY///////////////// 10 Flashmob Matt & Phred’s, 64 Tib Street, Manchester

10 Michael Janisch/ Aruan Ortiz Quartet featuring Greg Osby Friends Life Social Club, Dorking, Dorking

10 Alexander Hawkins/Harris Eisenstadt Duo Kings Hall, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne

10 The Convergence Quartet: Taylor Ho Bynum/Harris Eisenstadt/Alexander Hawkins/Dominic Lash The Lit & Phil, 23 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne

10 Sarah Ellen Hughes Quartet The Met, Market St, Bury

10 Barry Green’s Blue Notes with Barry Green/Gareth Lockrane/Henry Lowther The Spice Of Life, 6 Moor St, London W1

10 Steve Buckley and Chris Batchelor Vortex Jazz Club, Gillett Square, London N16

FRIDAY///////////////// 11 Julian Smith Arlington Arts Centre, Newbury

11 LJF: Jazz Voice: Celebrating a Century of Song Barbican, London EC2

60 NOVEMBER11 // Jazzwise