London Jazz Festival 2017

This year’s EFG London Jazz Festival has got off to a great start already! I performed a short solo set at the Jazz FM Stage yesterday morning (which you can still listen to online) and this afternoon (Saturday 11th at 5:00 pm) I will be joining Julian Joseph on Jazz Line-Up (BBC Radio 3) for a chat while he will be playing some live recordings of my band from last year’s festival.

I have five upcoming gigs at this year’s festival! Tomorrow (Sunday 12th) at 7:30 pm I will be joining Kath Haling for a gig at Omnibus in Clapham. We will be performing some songs that the two of us and Liam Dunachie have come up with together, so expect lots of chilled pop songs with some outrageous jazzy moments thrown in. Next up is the Tom Millar Quartet at the Green Note on Wednesday 15th at 8:30 pm – this is our first gig since Tom’s 20-date album launch tour earlier this Autumn, so we’re very well-rehearsed and ready to rock. Tom’s compositions are fantastic and not to be missed.

At this point I would normally do all in my power to plug my gig with my own band which is on Thursday 16th and is also part of the Hampstead Arts Festival, but it’s actually completely sold out! So if you haven’t checked out my band yet, I’m releasing videos of tracks from my latest album one by one, which you can find here. And we’re next performing in January 18th at the Bush Theatre. In the meantime, on Friday 17th I am doing two shows with Alice Zawadzki at Pizza Express. This will be a really special couple of gigs – we will be performing music that we are going to record for her new album the week after, and the shows have been included in the Evening Standard’s EFG London Jazz Festival: Five Highlights No Jazz Fan Should Miss (the shows are at 7:30 pm and 10:30 pm so take your pick).

And finally… I am especially looking forward to joining my long-time musical hero and all-time mother Viktoria Mullova for one piece that we will play as a duo (one that I wrote in fact) at St John’s Downshire Hill (also part of the Hampstead Arts Festival) on Saturday 18th!

Thank you!

A big thank you to all of you who came and saw us play at one of our shows across the UK last month. Each and every performance was a huge success with big and welcoming crowds and the music just got better and better at each gig. Special thanks to Alex Hitchcock who joined us with some mind-blowing tenor sax for all the shows, filling in for Sam Rapley while he is recovering from two broken elbows. Alex is up to lots of exciting things himself in the meantime – check out his website for more info. In the meantime we wish Sam a speedy recovery…

Outside Riverhouse        Riverhouse Barn Playing

The band is having a break this month while we all go off on our own separate adventures. I am playing with Nessi Gomes in Israel and Palestine during the next week before returning to Europe for some gigs with Alice Zawadzki and Zirobop. My band is meeting again at the Cowbridge Music Festival on Fri 22nd September, the Little Venice Music Festival in London on Fri 20th October and at the Hampstead Arts Festival & London Jazz Festival on Thur 16th November.

‘Cross-Platform Interchange’ Album Launch Tour

New Ansonia Tour PosterAfter a very successful album launch gig at Kings Place back in May, I am pleased to announce the dates of my UK tour this month! We will be performing in seven venues across the country promoting my new album Cross-Platform Interchange. If you’re in the area then do come along!


Sat 15/07, 8:00 pm @ The Hive, Shrewsbury
Mon 17/07, 8:30 pm @ The Beaver Inn, Appledore *
Tue 18/07, 8:30 pm @ St Ives Jazz Club (Cornwall)
Thu 20/07, 8:00 pm @ St Columba’s Church, Cambridge
Mon 24/07, 8:00 pm @ The Wonder Inn, Manchester *
Tue 25/07, 8:00 pm @ The Jazz Cafe, Newcastle
Wed 26/07, 8:45 pm @ The Lescar, Sheffield

Click on the links above for more info, including how to buy tickets

(* free entry for the gigs in Appledore and Manchester)

JAMES DAVISON trumpet & flugelhorn
MATTHEW HERD alto saxophone
SAM RAPLEY tenor saxophone

Praise for ‘Cross-Platform Interchange’

Click on the links below to read the full review…

“A real celebration of Mullov-Abbado’s love of jazz and his most mature and satisfying work thus far.”
Ian Mann, The Jazz Mann ★★★★

“Mullov-Abbado already possesses his own unique musical vocabulary. Expect more surprises and delights from Misha in albums to come.”
Roger Farbey, All About Jazz ★★★★

“This is an album that marks a turning point for Misha. It shows off Misha’s creative streak, imagination and bravura. An exceptional second album!”
Erminia Yardley, Kind Of Jazz ★★★★

“Here’s the difficult second album from abundantly talented Misha Mullov-Abbado. So talented in fact that it doesn’t sound as if it was difficult at all. His skills include the one you can’t teach – producing pleasing melodies…”
Jon Turney, London Jazz News

“It says much about the rude health of the British contemporary jazz scene when an album such as this one makes its arrival with this level of young, high-spirited musicality.”
Adrian Pallant, AP Reviews

“Unusually mature for such a young player, yet also an accessible album, possessing both likeability and enough change up to keep it engaging.”
Jeff Becker, Jazz Sensibilities

“Mullov-Abbado is not just a jazz player in the strict sense. He is an artist of our day, accustomed to navigating multiple sound horizons.”
Marco Buttafuoco, Jazz Convention (ITALY)

“A remarkable degree of maturity as a player, composer, and arranger on this exceptional follow-up to his 2015 debut New Ansonia. ”
Ron Schepper, Textura Magazine (CANADA)

“The music has everything – swing, groove, melodies and an incredibly solid foundation. It is as intimate as it is compelling”
Vorgestellt von Ralf Dorschel, Album Of The Week on Play Jazz NDR (GERMANY)

“Young bassist and composer Misha Mullov-Abbado offers excellence and variety on his second record as a leader.”
Andreas Backelund, Lira Magazine (SWEDEN)

“The title of the album perfectly symbolizes the interconnectivity of inspiration in his life and music.”
France Musique (FRANCE)

“A bassist, band-leader and composer very well worth following in the years that come.”
Tor Hammerø, Tor de Jazz (NORWAY)

“Another hit and a pretty nice addition to the handsome catalogue of the Edition label.”
Philippe De Cleen, Da Music (NETHERLANDS)

“Alive and turbulent – bassist Avishai Cohen has a strong competitor!”
Georges Tonla Briquet, Jazzenzo Magazine (NETHERLANDS)

“Abbado proves himself an outstanding successor to his parents.”
Artem Kalnin, Orloff Magazine (RUSSIA)