All articles by: James McGowan

Music: Evocative sonics

Published: July 6, 2017
Written by James McGowan

Daniel Lanois Koko, London The Convergence Festival has been showcasing and exploring the interface between culture and technology since 2014. This year’s programme covered venues from the Barbican to the …

Music: Pilgrim’s new dimension

Published: April 21, 2017
Written by James McGowan

John McLaughlin and 4th Dimension Ronnie Scott’s, London Throughout history, meetings of Eastern and Western philosophical and spiritual approaches have proved to be some of the most enlightened forms of …

Music: Inspired tribute to Joni

Published: March 27, 2017
Written by James McGowan

Hejira Royal Festival Hall, London The South Bank Centre’s Women of the World festival has been promoting gender equality and highlighting the achievements of women and girls all over the …

Music: Now is the time for jazz

Published: January 25, 2017
Written by James McGowan

London Jazz Festival Various venues The London Jazz Festival has been going for just shy of a quarter of a century and the 10-day extravaganza at the tail end of …

Jazz: Once more with Elling

Published: December 3, 2016
Written by James McGowan

Kurt Elling Ronnie Scott’s, London Like the blues, the roots of jazz can be traced through its vocal tradition going right back to the field hollering of labourers in the …