2018’s been an incredible year for jazz. At Hull Jazz Festival we’ve seen some stunning performances to sell-out crowds and we’d like to say big thanks to all of the artists, venues and partners we’ve worked with this year. And a special thanks to everyone who bought a ticket to one or more of our shows – Hull audiences are the best!
As the year’s drawing to a close, we’ve pulled together some of the end of year review lists and playlists, highlighting some of the best new jazz releases this year. Hopefully your favourites have made the cut and, who knows, you might discover some new sounds…
Rolling Stone’s 20 best jazz albums (More focus on US artists, but nice to see We Out Here in the top ten!)
And, looking ahead to next year, here’s Jazzwise’s The Shape of Jazz to Come list, flagging up who to look out for in 2019 – great to see so many women on the list!
From all of us at J-Night and Hull Jazz Festival, we hope you have a very Merry Christmas and we’ll see you in 2019 for more of the same!