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2018

Gregg Karukas (Pizza Express Jazz Club, London, 180927, 180928)
Rating: TTTT
Also in the band: Mark Jaimes, Julian Crampton, Shilts, Andrew Small.
Allsång på Skansen (Skansen, Stockholm, 180717)
Rating: TTTT
Sanna Nielsen, Kim Sulocki, Alcazar, Uno Svenningson, Jojje Wadenius, Grant.
Mallorca Smooth Jazz Festival (Sa Coma, Mallorca, 180427-140430)
Rating: TTT++

Lots of great music by:

  1. Tim Bowman
  2. Euge Groove
  3. Marcus Anderson
  4. Nick Colionne
  5. James Lloyd
  6. Incognito
  7. Jazmin Ghent
  8. Bob James Trio
  9. Vincent Ingala
  10. Chris Standring & Cindy Bradley
  11. Althea René
  12. Shakatak
Also playing in the bands: Oli Silk, Mark Jaimes, Frank Felix, Lutz Deterra, Martin Feske, Marius GoldGammer, …

2017

Bob Baldwin & Nils (Pizza Express Jazz Club, London 170727)
Rating: TTTT
Mezzoforte (Pizza Express Jazz Club, London 170331)
Rating: TTTT

2016

Mindi Abair (Pizza Express Jazz Club, London, 160701)
Rating: TTTT
Oli Silk (Pizza Express Jazz Club, London, 160630)
Rating: TTTT
Steve Oliver (Pizza Express Jazz Club, London, 160225)
Rating: TTTT
A tribute to The Last Waltz (Stora Teatern, Göteborg, 160212)
Rating: TTTT-
With Johan Nordlander, Jan Johnsson, a big band and many guests.
Chris Standring & Paul Brown (Pizza Express Jazz Club, London, 160128)
Rating: TTTT

2015

Cindy Bradley & Oli Silk (Pizza Express Jazz Club, London, 150709)
Rating: TTTT
Incognito (The Indigo at the O2, London, 150523)
Rating: TTTT
David Benoit (Pizza Express Jazz Club, London, 150419)
Rating: TTTT
Kim Waters (Pizza Express Jazz Club, London, 150228, 150301)
Rating: TTTT+
Mezzoforte (Nefertiti, Göteborg, 150130)
Rating: TTTT
Gerald Albright (Pizza Express Jazz Club, London, 150128)
Rating: TTT
Chris Standring (Pizza Express Jazz Club, London, 150110)
Rating: TTTT

2014

Acoustic Alchemy (Pizza Express Jazz Club, London, 141213)
Rating: TTTT
Jessy J (Pizza Express Jazz Club, London, 141212)
Rating: TTTT
Dave Koz (The Shaw Theatre, London, 141101)
Rating: TTTT
Also in the band: Oli Silk, Frank Felix, Mark Jaimes & Marc Parnell.
Jonathan Fritzén & Vincent Ingala (Pizza Express Jazz Club, London, 141005)
Rating: TTTT
Also in the band: Mark Jaimes, Frank Felix & Marc Parnell.
Rick Braun (Pizza Express Jazz Club, London, 140731)
Rating: TTTTT
Also in the band: Oli Silk, Frank Felix, Mark Jaimes & Marc Parnell.
Chuck Loeb (Pizza Express Jazz Club, London, 140703)
Rating: TTTT
Also in the band: Oli Silk, Julian Crampton & Marc Parnell.
Shakatak (Pizza Express Jazz Club, London, 140626)
Rating: TTTTT
Paul Brown and Brian Simpson (Pizza Express Jazz Club, London, 140529)
Rating: TTTT
Brian Culbertson (Pizza Express Jazz Club, London, 140505)
Rating: TTTT
Mallorca Smooth Jazz Festival (Sa Coma, Mallorca, 140501-140504)
Rating: TTTT
Day 1: Elan Trotman, Richard Elliot. Day 2: Jessy J, Nick Colionne. Day 3: Spencer Day, Peter White. Day 4: Gregg Karukas, Paul Shilts Weimar.
David Benoit (Pizza Express Jazz Club, London, 140424)
Rating: TTTT
Boney James (The Dance House Theatre, Manchester, 140413)
Rating: TTTT
Steve Oliver (Pizza Express Jazz Club, London, 140228)
Rating: TTTT

2013

Shakatak (Pizza Express, The Pheasantry, Kings Road, London, 131231)
Rating: TTTT
Euge Groove (Pizza Express Jazz Club, London, 131130 & 131201)
Rating: TTTT
Oli Silk (Pizza Express Jazz Club, London, 131027)
Rating: TTTT
Dave Koz and friends (Cadogan Hall, 131005)
Rating: TTT++
Shakatak (The Mill at Sonning, 130811)
Rating: TTTTT
Jessy J & the Grainger Brothers (Pizza Express Jazz Club, London, 130810)
Rating: TTTTT
Also in the band: Mark Jaimes and Bernie Smith.
Chuck Loeb (Pizza Express Jazz Club, London, 130801)
Rating: TTTT
Also in the band: Oli Silk, Julian Crampton & Marc Parnell.
Burt Bacharach Live in concert (Royal Festival Hall, London, 130707)
Rating: TTTTT
Dave Koz and Brian Simpson (Pizza Express Jazz Club, London, 130706)
Rating: TTTT
Shakatak (Pizza Express Jazz Club, London, 130614)
Rating: TTTTT
Brian Culbertson (Pizza Express Jazz Club, London, 130506)
Rating: TTTT
Dubai Jazz Festival (130215-130222)
Rating: TTTT
I saw Nicholas Cole, Chuck Loeb, Paul Brown, Sax Gordon & Band, Aysha, Brian Templeton & Band, Oli Silk, Lin Rountree, Brian Simpson, Darren Rahn, jLee, YellowJackets, Gary Honor, Mark Jaimes, Marc Parnell, Frank Felix and Paul Hardcastle Jr.
Gerald Albright (Pizza Express Jazz Club, London, 130201)
Rating: TTTT

2012

G Funk & Jessy J (Pizza Express Jazz Club, London, 121231)
Rating: TTTT
Preceeded by Jimi King's smooth jazz disco.
Euge Groove (Pizza Express Jazz Club, London, 121201 & 121202)
Rating: TTTT
Oli Silk (Pizza Express Jazz Club, London, 121028)
Rating: TTTT
Rick Braun (Pizza Express Jazz Club, London, 120831)
Rating: TTTT
Jeff Lorber Fusion (Nefertiti, Göteborg, 120803)
Rating: TTTT
Marc Antione (Pizza Express Jazz Club, London, 120629)
Rating: TTTT
Lunch Special: Dave Koz and Peter White (Pizza Express Jazz Club, London, 120604)
Rating: TTTT
Dave Koz and Brian Simpson (Pizza Express Jazz Club, London, 120602)
Rating: TTTT
Eric Gadd & Bohuslän Big Band (Lorensbergsteatern, Göteborg, 120327)
Rating: TTTT
Richard Elliot (Pizza Express Jazz Club, London, 120309)
Rating: TTTT
Chris Standring (Pizza Express Jazz Club, London, 120225)
Rating: TTTTT

2011

Shakatak (Pizza Express, The Pheasantry, Kings Road, London, 111231)
Rating: TTTTT
Fourplay (Clapham Grand, London, 111110)
Rating: TTTT
Peter White (Pizza Express Jazz Club, London, 111109)
Rating: TTTT
Euge Groove (Pizza Express Jazz Club, London, 110930)
Rating: TTTTT
Paul Brown and Jessy J (Pizza Express Jazz Club, London, 110903)
Rating: TTTT
Shakatak (Pizza Express Jazz Club, London, 110522)
Rating: TTTTT
Brian Culbertson (Pizza Express Jazz Club, London, 110510)
Rating: TTTT
Paul Brown & Mark Antoine (Pizza Express Jazz Club, London, 110201)
Rating: TTTTT
Also in the band: Oli Silk, Otto Williams and Tony Mason.

2010

Elton John with Ray Cooper (Scandinavium, Göteborg, 101204)
Rating: TTT+
GP: En skrämmande bra röst
The Sisters of Mercy sings Leonard Cohen (Masthuggsteatern, Göteborg, 101001)
Rating: TTTT
On YouTube: I am your man, Everybody knows.
Thriller Live (Lyric Theatre, London, 100627)
Rating: TTTT
Marc Antoine (Pizza Express Jazz Club, London, 100626)
Rating: TTTT
Rick Braun and Richard Elliot (Pizza Express Jazz Club, London, 100226)
Rating: TTTT

2009

Barbara Dennerlein (Domkyrkan, Göteborg, 090815)
Rating: TTTT
Very nice. Also bought her live CD It's Magic, where she plays on the Hammond B3.

2007

Brazilian Scandinavian Jazz Orchestra (Bra/Dk) (Nefertiti, 070713)
Rating: TTT

2006

Julkonsert med Kungälvs Musikkår, Kungälvs Drillflickor och kören Vokalerna (Mimers hus, 061210)
Jan Eliasson och Andressa Queiroz dirigerade.
Rating: TTT
Povel Ramel: Povel á la carte, (Lorensbergsteatern, 061105)
Rating: TTTT

2005

Burt Bacharach in Concert, The Orleans, Las Vegas (051112)
Rating: TTTTT
Suzanne Vega, Marc Cohn (Oregon Zoo, 050722)
Rating: TTTT
Captured by Robots (Ash St, 050608)
Rating: TTTT
David York Ensemble The Voice Celestial (The Grotto Chapel, 050501)
Rating: TTTT

2004

Eric Gadd m fl (Kungstorget, 040814)
Bela Fleck & the Flecktones (Oregon Zoo, 040725)
Rating: TTTT

2003

Steely Dan (Keller Auditorium, 030801)
Rating: TTT+
N-Touch (Starbucks Coffee, Beaverton Town Center, 030516)
Rating: TTTT
Beethoven and Motorbikes (Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 030428)
Rating: TTT++
Macy Gray (Roseland Theater, 030306)
Rating: TTTT+

2002

theNEWDEAL, Herbie Hancock (Roseland Theater, 020315)
Rating: TTT++

theNEWDEAL started on time (9PM) and did a good job warming up for Herbie Hancock, for about 50 minutes. Herbie Hancock and his band played mostly new stuff (to promote the new CD, Future 2 Future), which is not really my favorite style of music (although the sound was occasionally similar to Four80East, which I like). I liked the message in Wisdom, though. It wasn't until a couple of minutes after midnight I heard something I recognized and liked (Butterfly), and after playing and old hit (Rockit), half an hour later, with the crowd for the first time being really exited and as loud as the music, the band thanked the audience and left the stage. The audience wanted more, of course, so they came back and played a number of variations on Chameleon for almost another half hour. After that I felt that perhaps it was worth $27, after all.

2001

Burt Bacharach and The Oregon Symphony (Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 011111)
Rating: TTTTT

A wonderful concert, with hit after hit, starting and ending with What The World Needs Now Is Love, all in Bacharach's exquisite arrangements. We also got to hear Bacharach himself sing in Rain drops keep falling on my head, Alfie, A house is not a home, and as a bonus, The windows of the world.

Vonda Shepard (Oregon Zoo, 010817)
Rating: TTTT
A very enjoyable concert, thanks to Vonda's wonderful voice and and her soothing music...

2000

David Sanborn All Start Quartet (Nefertiti, 000718)
David Sanborn, together with Joe Sample (piano), Brian Blade (drums) and Richard Bona (base).
Rating: TTT++

Although Sanborn and Sample were good, the favourite of the audience clearly was Richard Bona. He appeared as the new, spontaneous talent on the way up, whereas Sanborn and Sample seemed to treat the performance more like a routine job.

Although David Sanborn was the only one of the four I was previously familiar with, the piano triggered occational deja vus. I later found out, searching the web, that it was some beats from a hit by Joe Sample called Hippies on the corner from 1995, which I obviously had heard many times without knowing neither its name or who performed it. It turns out that Joe Sample is rather famous too, and has amongst other things, played in a band called The Crusaders.

Joe Sample also made an album titled Sample This :-)

For more info, search for any the artists in All Music Guide.

1990s

Eric Gadd (Chalmers Kårhus, ??????)
Rating: TTTTT
(Starting July 2000.)
Thomas H