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BBC Radio 3 ‘Jazz Line-Up’ with Claire Matin

Broadcast of ‘He’s Funny That Way’ from Blue Commotion Jazz Quintet (33JAZZ222)

“Exciting news for jazz/blues for zoe schwarz whose just been nominated british blues awards ... held in aug. She’s been nominated on the strength of her work with blue commotion.... Her band With guitarist rob koral. This is her 5th album with 33 records... which leans heavily on the...

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BBC Radio 2 Paul Jones Rhythm & blues

Tracks from GOOD TIMES played in August and November 2013 and from THE BLUES DON’T SCARE ME in January 2014

“Nice Stuff Indeed” - Paul Jones (after having played Fine and Mellow)

“Lovely stuff with lovely sold from Rob Koral-guitar, Pete Whittaker-Hammond organ and Si Genaro-harmonica. A GOOD band”. Paul Jones (after having played Liberated Woman)

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Jazz UK Magazine, Oct/Nov 2013 Issue 113

News by John Norbury-Lyones - Zoe Schwarz - Blue Commotion

“Mixing jazz and blues with a sense of style and panache that should see e as a blueprint (or should that be blues-print? Ed.) for how to do it right, Zoe Schwarz tours her Blue Commotion group’s new album The Blues Don’t Scare Me throughout Oct and November, with dates at the Swanage...

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londonjazznews.com

Jazz on the Hill. 214 Railton Road. Opposite Herne Hill Station

Herne Hill’s latest addition, the Jazz On The Hill jazz club, is a subtle and understated affair. A large, single room filled with dark wood chairs and small tables and a stage against he back wall. The lights are suitably dimmed, the atmosphere is suitably mellow.

As such it made...

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Blues In Britain. Issue 129

Zoe Schwarz & Blue Commotion LIVE REVIEW

Boogaloo Blues and Boogie, Farnham Maltings

They had played for Boogaloo as ‘The Baddest Blues Band’ but on this occasion they were ‘The Commotion’, with lead singer Zoe clearly upfront. Quite right, too, as Zoe proved throughout the show to be a vocalist of rare talent and allied to an excellent band of seasoned musicians it...

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JAZZWISE MAGAZINE ISSUE 155

NEWS ITEM by Jon Newey - ‘SCHWARZ IN BLUE’

Singer Zoe Schwarz and guitarist Rob Koral have put together a new project. BLUE COMMOTION, that focuses on the blues side of jazz with a line-up that includes pianistGareth Willians. The project centres around acoustic jazz re-workings of blues standards by Willie Dixon, Howlin’ Wolf and...

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JazzUK – Oct/Nov 2010

3 for the road…. VOICE AND GUITAR’ by Roger Thomas

‘There’s a perfect logic to this classic combination yet it’s oddly rare in the jazz world, which helps to explain why this popular duo has a busy gig diary. The fact that they’re pretty damn good at what they do doesn’t hurt, either.

RK: Accompanying a voice with guitar is...

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BOURNEMOUTH DAILY ECHO

‘The Thrill Remains…..’ by Jeremy Miles

Zoe Schwarz and Rob Koral Jazz Quintet, Forest Arts, New Milton

‘THE bluesy vocals of Zoe Schwarz are seriously special. Ask anyone who heard her in action at Forest Arts at the weekend.

Add the mellow guitar work of her husband Rob Koral plus the considerable talents of bas-man Steve Thompson, drummer Paul Robinson and pianist Hilary Cameron and...

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DORSET LIFE – The Dorset Magazine No.378

‘The power of two’ by Sam Fraser

Sam Fraser has been to meet two of Dorset’s leading jazz musicians

Spend a little time chatting with jazz singer Zoe Schwarz and her guitarist husband, Rob Koral, and it is easy to see why their musical partnership is so successful. The intuition and togetherness which distinguishes...

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JAZZWISE MAGAZINE ISSUE 143

NEWS ITEM by Jon Newey - ‘Zoe Schwarz Festival Fever

Singer Zoe Schwarz and guitarist Rob Koral hit the jazz festival circuit this summer with duo, trio, quartet and sextet performances in support o their recent album Celebration released on the 33 record label. Schwarz, who graduated in classical and performing arts from Middlesex university,...

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TIME OUT SAYS

‘Vocal-led jazz from this polished duo of singer Schwarz and guitarist Koral who combine in classy style on charming originals and faithful readings of standards. Evoking the effortless rapport of Ella as backed by Joe Pass, this duo really stand out from the vocal-jazz crowd with their...

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