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1st September 2015: ‘Whirlwind Nights at the 606′ and Michael Janisch’s ‘Paradigm Shift’ tour; Whirlwind launches two exciting events this week.

This week sees the launch of two exciting new events for Whirlwind. Tonight at London’s 606 Club, the first in a series of ‘Whirlwind Nights at the 606′ starts with performances from WWR founder Michael Janisch and his long-standing musical colleague Zhenya Strigalev. This monthly residency will feature Whirlwind artists fronting their own

24th August 2015: Whirlwind Mini Fest at Stereo, Glasgow, Scotland 28th and 29th September 2015.

Announcing the “Whirlwind Mini Fest” on the 28th and 29th of September 2015, at Stereo in Glasgow, Scotland Three bands per night comprised of four Scottish-based WWR Artists (Konrad Wiszniewski, Rachael Cohen, Tom Gibbs and Ryan Quigley) and Whirlwind’s own Michael Janisch presenting his new band Paradigm Shift.  Each artist

24th August 2015: BIG NEWS: WWR’s Michael Janisch to release solo double disc ‘Paradigm Shift’ + launch tour + new website (s) and more October 2 2015

    Some four years in gestation, the ambitious new double-disc project Paradigm Shift from London-based US bassist, composer and producer Michael Janisch sees the Whirlwind Recordings founder enter the spotlight with his multi-level approach to composition and performance. Janisch continues to garner enthusiastic press for his mastery of both

23rd August 2015: Alice Zawadzki live at Manchester Jazz Festival video plus details of very special show at The Quarry Theatre, Bedford September 4th 2015.

On September 4th 2015, Alice will be performing at The Quarry Theatre at St Lukes, Bedford as part of the ‘A Song For You’ series of concerts. (See details) In ‘I Chew Thorns With Roses’, Alice relates the story of her grandmother, Irena, drawing upon Irena’s memoirs and the extensive research of

18th August 2015: Announcing “Whirlwind Nights @ the 606″ – a new monthly residency for Whirlwind artists starting on September 1 at the 606 Club in London

We’re pleased to announce a new monthly residency at the 606 Club in Chelsea, London that features Whirlwind artists fronting their own bands for the first set (with special guests from time to time) and an invite-only jam session for the second set*.  The nights will be curated and presented

13th August 2015: Partikel’s ‘String Theory’ and Joel Harrison’s ‘Spirit House’ make The Telegraph’s list of ‘Best Jazz Albums of 2015′

Two recent Whirlwind releases String Theory from Partikel and Spirit House from Joel Harrison have made The Telegraph’s ‘Best Jazz Albums of 2015′ list. (full article) Spirit House was also reviewed on Radio Cardiff’s ‘Jazz Breakfast’ at the weekend. (listen again) Here are the promotional videos for both albums:   The approach to

11th August 2015: Pete McCann supports launch of ‘Range’ (out 18th September 2015) with 12 date US/Canada tour.

With an eclectic approach to his music-making (previous projects have encompassed straight-ahead jazz, Latin, fusion and contemporary classical), McCann now presents jazz/rock cornucopia Range, its title a metaphor for the breadth of his colorful musical career as well as the diversity of the sounds expressed so eloquently here with longstanding

9th August 2015: “One of this year’s most celebrated five star releases.” Jazz Views reviews Samuel Blaser’s ‘Spring Rain’

“One of this year’s most celebrated five star releases.” Jazz Views (full review) Swiss trombonist Samuel Blaser made his Whirlwind debut with his new quartet album Spring Rain earlier this year, a tribute to US clarinettist and composer Jimmy Giuffre. Intentionally blurring the boundaries between jazz, blues, free improvisation and

9th August 2015: Julian Argüelles, ‘Tetra’ album launch tour dates.

Fresh from the weekend appearance at Brecon Jazz Festival, here are the launch tour dates for Julian Argüelles and ‘Tetra‘ featuring Kit Downes-piano, Sam Lasserson – bass and James Maddren – drums (release date Oct 12th 2015, more info here). The tour will take in ten dates across the UK and starts Oct 26th 2015.

7th August 2015: “An album brimful of exciting playing and solos… a stimulating and varied set that shows that there is a lot more to come from Phil Robson…” Jazz Views on ‘The Cut Off Point’

From the swinging ebullience of Herbie Hancock-styled “Thief” to the lofty spaciality of “Astral” (dedicated to Kenny Wheeler), the mercurial moods of “Second Thoughts” to the quirky, almost ‘60s sci-fi feel of “Dimi and the Blue Men” and effervescent angularity of title track “The Cut Off Point”, here is a