Joshua Jaswon & Rob Barron Duo Concert

Joshua Jaswon & Rob Barron Duo Concert

I'm really happy to share a video from a duo concert last year with the wonderful British Jazz pianist Rob Barron.

This is our interpretation of Chick Corea's classic composition Windows.

Many thanks to Jack Chapman for filming the concert, which took place in Burgh House's beautiful concert room.

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Wessell 'Warmdaddy' Anderson Transcription Series

Wessell 'Warmdaddy' Anderson Transcription Series

I'm very pleased to publish the first in a series of videos looking at the saxophone playing of the great American Jazz musician Wessell 'Warmdaddy' Anderson.

Each video will present a seminal improvisation of Wessell's, with a complete performance of the solo, followed by a chorus-by-chorus analysis examining the key...

Opening Friday Night of the Copenhagen Jazz Festival!

Opening Friday Night of the Copenhagen Jazz Festival!

Joshua Jaswon Quartet @ Metronomen, Copenhagen, DK

I'm really looking forward to my playing with my quartet on the opening Friday night of the Copenhagen Jazz Festival! Our set will feature a collection of original compositions, played by an international ensemble of some of Europe's finest young improvisors.

Joshua Jaswon...

Joshua Jaswon Octet - Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

Joshua Jaswon Octet - Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

The third in a series of concerts in Copenhagen featuring Joshua’s new long-form work for octet. ‘Reduce / Reuse / Recycle’ deals with the theme of climate change and places the texts of contemporary environmental British poems in a shifting and evolving musical landscape. This evening's concert is in the...

Camilla Battaglia's ELEKTRA Project @ RMC

Camilla Battaglia's ELEKTRA Project @ RMC

Looking forward to performing Camilla Battaglia's ELEKTRA Suite at RMC this evening for the composer's Afgang Concert!

Featuring:

Camilla Battaglia & Anna Serierse, vocals
Francesco Bigoni, tenor sax
Eugene Lontos, trombone
Joshua Jaswon, alto sax
Jakob Sorensen, tp
Grzegorz Tarwid, piano, keyboards
Asger Thomsen, electric bass
Luca Curcio, dbass
Jan...

Camilla Battaglia's ELEKTRA Project at Koncertkirken, Copenhagen

Camilla Battaglia's ELEKTRA Project at Koncertkirken, Copenhagen

Looking forward to performing Camilla Battaglia's ELEKTRA Suite in Koncertkirken this evening.

Featuring:

Camilla Battaglia & Anna Serierse, vocals
Francesco Bigoni, tenor sax
Eugene Lontos, trombone
Joshua Jaswon, alto sax
Jakob Sorensen, tp
Grzegorz Tarwid, piano, keyboards
Asger Thomsen, electric bass
Luca Curcio, dbass
Jan Kandereit, drums
Gianluca Elia,...

EUJAM ENSEMBLE CONCERT - TRONDHEIM NORWAY!

EUJAM ENSEMBLE CONCERT - TRONDHEIM NORWAY!

Looking forward to playing this evening's concert in Norway with the other fantastic musicians on the European Jazz Masters Programme.

We'll be playing original compositions featuring:

Andrej Ugoljew (tbn)
Joshua Jaswon (as)
Jonathan Nagel (acb)
Aarón Castrillo (dr)
Pere Antoni Buosa Abellan (b)
Anna Serierse (voc)
Julius Windisch (p)
Tyge...

Rhythmic Music Conservatory Copenhagen!

Rhythmic Music Conservatory Copenhagen!

I'm really looking forward to starting the second semester of the European Jazz Masters Course - This semester will be spent at the Rhythmic Music Conservatory Copenhagen and I'll be studying with seminal European Jazz Musicians such as Jakob Bro, Torben Snekkestad, and Kasper Tranberg.

EUJAM ENSEMBLE CONCERT - BERLIN!

EUJAM ENSEMBLE CONCERT - BERLIN!

Really looking forward to playing this evening's concert in Berlin with the other fantastic musicians on the European Jazz Masters Programme.

We'll be playing original compositions featuring:

Agatha Ciurkot (p)
Andrej Ugoljew (tbn)
Joshua Jaswon (as)
Jonathan Nagel (acb)
Aarón Castrillo (dr)
Pere Antoni Buosa Abellan (b)
Anna Serierse (voc)...

EUJAM START!!

EUJAM START!!

I'm really looking forward to the first day of the European Jazz Masters Course 2018/19. I'll be spending my first semester at the Jazz Institute Berlin, and studying with seminal European and American jazz musicians such as Peter Weniger, Greg Cohen and Jörg Achim Keller.

Jazz at KAS: The Joshua Jaswon Quartet

Jazz at KAS: The Joshua Jaswon Quartet

On Friday 15 of September The Joshua Jaswon Quartet will be performing music from its debut album Ribbons at the King Alfred School Performing Arts Department in celebration of a new grand piano the department has acquired.

The band will feature some absolutely remarkable musicians with Rob Barron on Piano,...

JOSHUA JASWON QUINTET @ THE JAZZ NURSERY, LONDON

JOSHUA JASWON QUINTET @ THE JAZZ NURSERY, LONDON

On Thursday 27th of July The Joshua Jaswon Quintet will be performing music from its debut album Ribbons at the iconic London jazz venue The Jazz Nursery in the Southbank area.

This is one of the most celebrated monthly gigs on the London Jazz Scene and its a real pleasure...

JOSHUA JASWON & ROB BARRON DUO CONCERT

JOSHUA JASWON & ROB BARRON DUO CONCERT

Award winning UK jazz musicians Joshua Jaswon and Rob Barron will present an intimate duo recital in the beautiful concert setting of Burgh House. Performing original compositions alongside imaginative interpretations of the Broadway Songbook, this concert will present an exciting new collaboration between two of the most distinct voices in...

JOSHUA JASWON QUARTET AT MATT AND PHREDS, MANCHESTER

JOSHUA JASWON QUARTET AT MATT AND PHREDS, MANCHESTER

It was great fun going up to Manchester on Thursday night with my quartet and making our third appearance at the city's iconic jazz venue Matt and Phreds.

The band featured Dougie Freeman on Piano, Flo Moore on Double Bass and David Ingamells on Drums, who all lay down some...

JOSHUA JASWON QUINTET AT THE OXFORD - NEW VIDEO

JOSHUA JASWON QUINTET AT THE OXFORD - NEW VIDEO

A new video from our quintet gig at The Oxford is now available to watch online via the website or youtube.

This features a complete performance of my original composition KC Lightning, with Freddie Gavita on Trumpet, Barry Green on Piano, Tom Farmer on Double Bass and Andy Chapman on...

JAZZ FM RADIO BROADCAST!

JAZZ FM RADIO BROADCAST!

Really lovely to have the title track of my debut album Ribbons played on Jazz FM's Dinner Jazz program by Helen Mayhew.

Amazing feeling to be played in between a Charlie Haden / John Taylor duo performance and a seminal Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald recording.

Backyard Fest 2015 - 6th of September

Backyard Fest 2015 - 6th of September

Its great to be playing again at this year's Backyard Fest at Moishe House in Willesden Green and to be playing with the amazing guitarist Alex Munk for the first time.

My quartet will be doing a set from 3pm to 4pm but definitely come out for the day to...

JAZZWISE ALBUM REVIEW - JUNE EDITION

JAZZWISE ALBUM REVIEW - JUNE EDITION

I'm really thrilled that Ribbons received such a nice review in the June edition of Jazzwise. Please see below for a full copy of the article.

With his career seemingly preordained by his name, Jaswon is a young alto saxophonist of rare thoughtfulness and poise. On casual listening, you might...

JOSHUA JASWON QUINTET - LAUDERDALE HOUSE VIDEO

JOSHUA JASWON QUINTET - LAUDERDALE HOUSE VIDEO

A new video from our quintet concert at Lauderdale House this year is now available to watch online via the website or youtube.

This features a complete performance of my original composition Enigma, with Freddie Gavita on Flugelhorn, Rick Simpson on Piano, Rob Anstey on Double Bass and Andy Chapman...

JOSHUA JASWON QUINTET AT THE OXFORD

JOSHUA JASWON QUINTET AT THE OXFORD

I'm really looking forward to playing at The Oxford in Kentish Town on Monday the 15th of June.

This is one of the most long-standing and celebrated weekly gigs on the London Jazz Scene and its a real pleasure to be able to perform there with my quintet.

The band...

JOSHUA JASWON QUINTET AT MATT AND PHREDS

JOSHUA JASWON QUINTET AT MATT AND PHREDS

I'm very much looking forward to heading up to Manchester in May and playing at the iconic Matt and Phreds Jazz Club.

This is with a lovely band featuring Freddie Gavita on Trumpet / Flugelhorn, Matt Robinson on Piano, Conor Chaplin on Double Bass and David Ingamells on Drums.

We'll...

AT THE JAZZ NURSERY

AT THE JAZZ NURSERY

We had an amazing time playing at the Jazz Nursery this week.

The venue was absolutely packed and it was buzzing to perform so close to an audience surrounding the band from all angles.

Massive thank you to Dom, Nick and everyone in the Jazz Nursery team for having us...

JOSHUA JASWON QUINTET ON BOARD THE GOLDEN HINDE

JOSHUA JASWON QUINTET ON BOARD THE GOLDEN HINDE

The Golden Hinde, an English Galleon Ship stunningly anchored on the Thames, is a unique venue to see performances with the musicians and audience in close-quarters deep within the ship’s lower levels. As you approach the vessel, either walking past Shakespeare's Globe to the east, or through the culinary feast...

LAUDERDALE HOUSE CONCERT VIDEO

LAUDERDALE HOUSE CONCERT VIDEO

A Video of the quintet's concert at Lauderdale House last month is now available to watch online.

This features a complete performance of the composition 'Maurice'.

A massive thank you to Jack Chapman, Dominique English and Gigi Williams for lighting, staging and filming the concert!!

JAZZ FM RADIO BROADCAST!

JAZZ FM RADIO BROADCAST!

Absolutely amazing to have the title track Ribbons of my debut album played by Helen Mayhew on Jazz FM's 'Dinner Jazz' this evening.

KINGS PLACE PERFORMANCE

Had a real blast playing at Kings Place last weekend for a concert celebrating 10 years of jazz at the Royal Academy of Music's Junior Department. Lead by Nick Smart and Gareth Lockrane.

JOSHUA JASWON QUINTET - DEBUT EP

I'm very excited that we've finished recording the music for the Debut EP of my quintet.

Its a set of all original material, featuring Freddie Gavita on trumpet, George Moore on piano, Calum Gourley on Double bass and Andy Chapman on drums.

Much more info to follow soon!...

New Quartet Recordings!

I recently spent a day in the studio with Rick Simpson on piano, Daoud 'mbase' Merchant on Drums and Mark Lebowski on Double Bass....Extracts and tracks from the session will be up very shortly!

Guildhall Alumni Jazz Ensemble with David Friesen's 'London' Trio

I'm really looking forward to a project starting next week which has the Guildhall Alumni Jazz Ensemble performing with American bassist David Friesen and his 'London' trio.

The trio, which features Martin Hathaway on alto and Barry Green on piano, and the Alumni Jazz Ensemble will be performing new arrangements...

Mondrian / Nicholson: In Parallel

I'm looking forward to several quartet performances coming up soon in the Courtauld Gallery in Central London. As apart of a series of evening events celebrating the art work made by Piet Mondrian and Ben Nicholson during the 1930s, we'll be playing music by Lester Young, Charlie Parker and Duke...

'Basement' Jam Sessions

Along with fellow Altoist Samuel Braysher, I organise a regular Jam Session at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. The jam, which is free entry, features a different house band each week and takes place in the Sundial Court Music Venue.

The first session of the autumn starts next...

Prima Del Teatro International Theatre Workshop

I’ve recently returned from Italy where I was participating in the Prima Del Teatro, Scuola europea per l’arte dell’attore, European School for the art of the actor.

This was a hugely rewarding collaboration between actors and musicians from different European countries.

Photos and video footage of some work will be...

Christian McBride Interview!

I was very pleased to be able to interview Christian McBride this week as a apart of a masterclass he was giving at the Guildhall School.

It was especially interesting to hear his views on the strides that Jazz made during the middle to late 1980's and how the Young...