Nigel wherever we find him
A hot night in the marquee at The Bluetone Festival in Straubing............and Nigel & Friends on stage ! Click MEDIA CLIPS.
This is why Nigel had to get up early in the morning: sound check at Bluetone Festival in Straubing. You only get to see his back, but you'll recognize him !
You'll find all you'd like to know about Nigel's concert in Dublin if you go to MEDIA CLIPS
Spirits of Music – Bobby McFerrin & Nigel Kennedy (2002/2014)
I thought this seemed a bit familiar when I saw it again. Quite some years ago we reviewed both Parts 1 and 2 of this remarkable concert given in the open public square of Leipzig in 2002. Now they have been combined into a cheaper two-DVD package and have a new distributor. Nothing much has changed, though the image quality seems to be slightly better on this new version. It involves 150 musicians from all over the world and combines classical, jazz and world music in often amazing ways. For me, the highlight remains the terrific long improvisation McFerrin and Kennedy do on Miles Davis’ “All Blues,” but the whole program is great. Don’t know why they didn’t release a Blu-ray version too, but the image and sonic quality is quite high anyway......... John Sunier in Audophile Audition.
The programme for the Scarborough Jazz Festival has Nigel Kennedy on its cover. He will be playing the Grappelli role to John Etheridge’s Reinhardt in a Hot Club of France tribute.
In an interview prior to his Salisbury concert, Nigel mentions that next year he will touring The Four Seasons...........hang on to your hats ! You can read the interview in MEDIA CLIPS .
In MEDIA CLIPS , you'll enjoy the musings of Marios Papadopolous on music in general and playing with Nigel in particular.
Dan Robinson writes: SPEEDING traffic has long been a concern in Hailey but one wouldn’t expect Nigel Kennedy and Freddie Mercury to be the solution. Drivers travelling through the village this month have been confronted by the sight of music legends gracing lawns, verandas and porches. Villagers have made 31 of the celebrity scarecrows for the Hailey Festival, which runs until the end of the month.
With the World Cup now over, Jeremy Pound writes in The BBC Music Magazine about Nigel and.........what else?.........Aston Villa ! MEDIA CLIPS
A smile to the lips, a tear to the eye or both ? Read Bel Mooney in MEDIA CLIPS .
Lizzie Ball (violinist/vocalist) writes : Saw a fantastic concert of Beethoven violin concerto of my dear colleague and friend Nigel Kennedy with the most excellent Oxford Philomusica last night. Also great to hear Pete Oxley playing some killer guitar after hours with his house band at The Spin with Nigel as special guest. Good times!!!
In an interview given prior to his appearance with the Oxford Philomusica in Aylesbury, Nigel mentioned that he will soon begin recording the Bach solos he has been playing in recent concerts. It doesn't get any better than that !