UK Jazz Bands and Artists in the Best of the Web UK Directory

UK Jazz Bands and Artists

Adams, Bruce

Provides a profile of the British Jazz trumpet and flugel player, with videos, a discography, reviews, and contacts.

Batchelor, Chris

Trumpeter and composer based in London and Zurich; with a biography and discography, news, projects, concert diary, reviews, and audio samples.

Beraha, Brigitte

Official site of the vocalist, with a biography and news, live dates, details of her recordings and projects, and her teaching.

The Berakah Project

A musical ensemble founded by guitarist, Mohammed Nazam, to feature Jewish, Christian and Muslim musicians, and explore music as a way to dialogue and understanding. Includes details of concerts and workshops, video clips, discography, and contacts.

Bowlly, Al

Appreciation Society for enthusiasts of the popular singer, songwriter, composer and band leader of the 1930s.

Brian Auger's Oblivion Express

A jazz and rock keyboardist and band leader who specialises in playing the Hammond organ. Includes tour dates, profiles and history, discography and store, and booking contacts.

Bussey, Chris

Official site of the drummer, composer, and producer; offers a profile, discography, tour dates, news, and contacts.

Champagne Charlie & the Bubbly Boys

Sound of the Jazz Age, the time of Art Deco, Busby Berkeley and the Speakeasy.

Classic Jazz Orchestra

Formed to explore and re-interpret the rich and back-catalogue of jazz styles from the early 1900s to about 1970. Includes a profile, discography and gig guide, reviews, and contacts.

Colyer, Ken (1928-1988)

Dedicated to the memory of the New Orleans style trumpeter, who had a significant role in the development of British Blues and Skiffle. Includes a biography and discography, and a collection of links to resources about New Orleans Jazz.

Cullum, Jamie

Official site of the singer/songwriter, pianist, and multi-instrumentalist; with a biography, tour and gig dates, discography, and news.

Dankworth, Alec

A double-bassist, based near London; includes a diary, profile, discography, and information about his bands and collaborations.

Dankworth, Jacqui

Official site of the jazz vocalist, with discography, biography, and concert listing.

Dankworth, John (1927-2010)

A tribute to the performer, composer, conductor, and late husband of Dame Cleo Laine; with a discography.

Fairweather, Digby

Official site of the jazz trumpeter, with a profile, gig list, information about his bands and collaborations, discography, and audio samples.

Fooks, Jo

Official website for the saxophonist and composer, one-time winner of 'The Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year'; with a biography, gig list and discography, sheet music, and reviews.

Gilad Atzmon

Official site of the Israeli-born, British-based jazz saxophonist and writer; includes a profile, with details of his live dates, recordings, and book titles.

Jennett, Mark

A jazz vocalist who has worked with many of the UK's leading instrumentalists; with a profile, details of his recordings and gigs, reviews, and audio clips.

Jumoké Fashola

Radio and television broadcaster and jazz singer provides a biography, events and video clips.

Kai Hoffman

Official site of the American-born vocalist; includes details of gigs and residency dates at Ronnie Scott's, profile, audio samples, and contacts.

Kelly, Juliet

UK jazz vocalist and composer.

Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen

Official site of the trumpeter, bandleader, and his band, with concert dates, autobiography, merchandise, and contacts.

Lol Coxhill (1930-2012)

Saxophonist best known for his solo improvisations; includes an account of his life and contribution to British jazz, and a discography.

Lyttelton, Humphrey (1921-2008)

Offers a biography and tribute to the legendary trumpeter, comedian, cartoonist, and broadcaster with videos and photos. Also contains information about his band and their concert programme.

Magdalena Reising

Profiles this jazz singer, harpist and song writer and provides music clips, discography and list of forthcoming events.

May, Tina

Official site of the Welsh-born singer, with a biography, reviews, live dates, and details of her education activities.

Melua, Katie

Official site of the Georgian-born singer, currently the biggest-selling UK-based, female artist in the world. Includes a biography, tour and gig list, discography, with videos, blog and merchandise.

Neame, Ivo

A performer and composer; includes gig and festival listing, reviews, sample tracks, and details of his recordings.

O’Higgins, Dave

Official site of the saxophonist and composer, with information about his recordings, gig list, audio clips, and contacts.

Parry Ray

Official site of the singer and songwriter, with a profile, discography, live dates, lyrics, and contacts.

Penguin Cafe Orchestra

The "modern semi-acoustic chamber music" ensemble, initially founded by English composer Simon Jeffes, now revived by his son, Arthur; includes a gig guide, news, and discography, with a profile and tribute to the original group and its music.


Official website of singer Cleo Laine, and her late husband, Johnny Dankworth, performer, composer and conductor. Includes biographies, concert dates, links, and details of recordings.

Ross, Annie

Official website of the jazz vocalist, with a profile, discography and filmography, gig listing, reviews and contacts.

Shabaka Hutchings

Jazz clarinettist; includes a biography, details of gigs, recordings and collaborations, videos, news, and contacts. shabakah

Sharp, Karen

Official site of the tenor saxophonist who has worked alongside many top class British and American musicians, and formed her own ensembles; with a profile, live dates, discography, details of workshops, news, and contacts.

Shaw, Ian

Official website of a popular male jazz vocalist; with a biography, news, tour dates, discography, reviews, and contacts.

Sid Peacock

A band leader, composer, producer and educator. Includes a profile and discography, live dates, video gallery, and news.

Simmons, Kaz

A vocalist, guitarist and songwriter provides a biography and discography, gig listing, news, and contacts.

Smith, Tommy

Official site of the Scottish saxophonist and composer, with a profile, concert listing, discography, video and audio clips, and contacts.


Presents band history, members and reviews.

Strathclyde Youth Jazz Orchestra

One of Europe’s top youth jazz orchestras and a training ground for future professional jazz musicians; includes details of their ensembles, workshops, and performances, with contacts.

Teal, Clare

Female British jazz singer presents biography and live dates. clareteal

The Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra

An ensemble of the best young Scottish jazz players established in 2002; includes a profile, list of members, reviews, audio samples, and contacts.

Wardell, Anita

An award winning jazz vocalist; includes her profile and discography, with a guide to tours and concerts, and information about her vocal improvisation tuition.

Waters, Ben

Leading Boogie Woogie/Rock'N Roll piano player; includes a profile, gig list, and a guide for promoters.

Westbrook Jazz

Official website of Mike and Kate Westbrook, jazz performers, singers, instrumentalists, and bandleader; with biographies, discography, sound samples, and details of current projects.

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