• Danza Contemporanea de Cuba @ Royal Concert Hall

    Cuba’s flagship contemporary dance troupe performed in Nottingham for their first stop on their 2017 UK tour, and what an amazing start to their shows it was! A compelling blend of Afro Caribbean rhythms, jazzy American modernism and accents from European ballet, Danza Contemporánea de Cuba’s fusion style most...
  • Impact Arts Tries: NUDance Jazz Class

    As part of Impact Arts’s new series of articles, our Arts Editors and contributors are putting their lives on the line by trying out a variety of different societies and artistic things, so you guys can read about it and laugh/want to get involved yourself! This week, we Arts...
  • Album Review: Norah Jones – Day Breaks

    Singer songwriter Norah Jones is back with a bang. After a 4-year wait, the 9 time Grammy award winning artist returns with her sixth studio album Day Breaks which I assure you is well worth  a listen. Jones’ sparkling career began with 2002’s Come Away With Me, arguably her most well-known...
  • An Introduction To: Nina Simone

    Nina Simone is a unique voice in the annuls of soul history. Trained as a classical pianist in segregated North Carolina, and retaining a desire to perform such material while upholding one of the most acclaimed vocal jazz careers of the sixties. Her war-like persona is almost as famous...
  • Festival Review: Love Supreme

    Returning for a third time to the South Downs, behind Glynde Place, excitement was palpable in the air. It was time once again for Love Supreme Jazz Festival to open its gates, and host a plethora of the world’s best jazz, fusion, R&B and soul artists. The sun was...
  • ALBUM REVIEW: Shaun Martin – ‘7Summers’

    The culmination of seven years hard work and composition, Shaun Martin’s solo debut, aptly named 7Summers, is a fantastic jazz album. The amount of time and craft that has been put into the album is evident upon the track’s first listen, and the first track, ‘Introduction’, explains how much of a challenge...
  • Album Review: Snarky Puppy with the Metropole Orchestra – ‘Sylva’

    The fifth of Snarky Puppy’s albums to be recorded live with an audience, and their eighth offering overall, Sylva is the result of a collaboration between them and the critically acclaimed Metropole Orchestra. The result is a soundscape unlike anything we have heard from them before; the grooves, break...