Flick on Memory Streams, Portico Quartet’s freshly-released fifth studio album, and in moments you’ll be enveloped by its rhythm-tripping instrumental soundscape. At turns epic and immersive, uplifting and emotive, Portico Quartet’s new record is a weave of echoing keys, flurrying electronic loops and sonorous saxophone; growling bass and Jackson Pollock-esque drums. Magpieing influences from everything …

DJ, radio presenter, label boss and record collector Gilles Peterson has made one of the most significant contributions to music in current times. His unrelenting dedication, over three decades, to uncovering new, boundary pushing music has been recognised in countless awards, including an MBE. Gilles provides an almost steady stream of access into the world …

Bristol’s Worm Disco Club has been bubbling below the surface for years. Bringing globally-sourced grooves, tropical percussion, jazz, psych and more to venues across Bristol and beyond, Worm Disco Club deliver a fun party atmosphere that sits in that sweet spot between a live gig and clubnight – to those who know where to find …

British music culture is experiencing a marked increase in the interesting infusion of jazz and hip hop. The measure of which can be aligned to the influence of London-born producer, pianist, multi instrumentalist and rapper, Alfa Mist. Unlike your typical classically trained jazz pianist, Alfa came into music through making grime and hip hop, but …

Formed in 2011, live hip hop, jazz and swing troupe Cut Capers have become part of the fabric of every summer’s festival scene, piling into their van and playing around the country from Glastonbury to Boomtown. They even have their own beer dedicated to them, after Cartref Brewing Company saw their set at Boomtown. Launched …

Local jazz-infused electronica heavyweights Ishmael Ensemble have been making huge waves in the both in Bristol and beyond, since the release of their 2017 EP Songs for Knotty was championed by BBC6 Music and Gilles Peterson, and caught the attention of electronic and jazz fans alike.  This Friday, their debut album A State of Flow …

On a pursuit of improvisation, new Bristol promoters Astral Tusk curate synthesized sounds of groove and future music. They will be returning to The Gallimaufry this April to showcase a combination of groove-ridden jazz, funk, electronica and afrobeat from the amazingly talented Snazzback. Joining them will be Waldo’s Gift, who will be sure to deliver their …

Yazmin Lacey will be taking centre stage at The Crofters Rights this March, bringing with her a bucketload of jazz and her honest soulful charm that is simply infectious. Yazmin’s mellifluous vocals are charged with emotional clarity and her stunning jazz inspired performances have turned the heads of big names in the music business such …

Jazz/soul singer and songwriter Zara McFarlane will be visiting iconic music venue The Fleece this February. Known for her eloquent and provocative style and two critically acclaimed albums, the Mobo-winning London singer will be sure to deliver a fearless performance exploring original material as well as reworking well known classics from the worlds of jazz …

Bristol is a hub for new musical talent, and Sounds of Harlowe are a local gem that deserve your utmost attention. This Bristol-based band certainly know a thing or two about soothing the musical soul, with their mixing pot of warm jazz and soulful hip hop. Known in particular for their live shows, the four-piece …