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April 30, 2014

Everyone in Bristol who likes jazz is aware that Tony Benjamin knows all there is to know, and can put it into words better than most. His previews and reviews used to grace the pages of Venue magazine, and survived on the website when the print edition ceased. He even managed to make the transition to the parent Bristol Post and website when all things Venue ceased in a recent bit of corporate vandalism.

The Post have now dispensed with his services, in their continuing and sadly effective effort to ensure the paper isn’t worth anyone buying – some jazz previews continue in their weekend magazine but mainly cut and pasted from websites and, hey, you can get that here.

Happily, you can’t keep a good man down, and Tony’s jazz musings have found a new home at Bristol 24/7. Offerings this week include a review of a gig down at Future Inns last week by the fabulous Dan Messore – especially pleased to see that as I haven’t found time to write about it – and a preview of this weekend’s Cheltenham Festival.

As we also know, jazz is a minority sport, and websites need advertisers, so do read, and Bristol 24/7 can register the hits and carry on spreading the word about music in Bristol that deserves to be heard. You can also follow them on twitter @Bristol247, though they tend not to tweet individual reviews.


2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 30, 2014 5:27 pm

    Wow to the Dan Messore gig! We welcome him to Stratford Jazz on 14 May, with Gethin, and the 2 Steves (Waterman and Kershaw). Can’t wait!

  2. April 30, 2014 6:35 pm

    He’s really remarkably good, and writes wonderful stuff, too. See you in Cheltenham!

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