Moon HoochHighlights of the jazz year from David Porter:
"My three highlights of the jazz year show the wonderful diversity of artists that we are fortunate to have at the moment:
At Hull Jazz Festival we encountered Moon Hooch a power trio from Brooklyn produced more energy than any band that I have ever seen. One set, in fact one number of 90 minutes long that had the packed audience dancing all night long.
At Gateshead International Jazz Festival (always a delight) Laura Jurd and Daniel Herskedal made beautiful music with the Royal Northern Sinfonia strings
And finally, with an eye for the future, the wonderful Tomorrow’s Warriors led a truly inspirational project celebrating Jazz 100 with 6 local Hull schools and 2 youth jazz orchestras called Jazz Ticket with such great educators as Peter Edwards, Dennis Rollins, Binker, Sarah Tandy – what a great experience for the 100 young folk who took part!
Happy New Year, David
Director J-Night/Hull Jazz Festival