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“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...
Read more of BBC Radio Suffolk:Drive Time with Stephen Foster 5th May 2014
Broadcast of Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion live at Ipswich Jazz Club
Read more of BBC Radio 2 Paul Jones Rhythm & blues
“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)
Read more of Jazz UK Magazine, Oct/Nov 2013 Issue 113
“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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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...
Read more of Blues In Britain. Issue 129
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...
Read more of JAZZWISE MAGAZINE ISSUE 155
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...
Read more of JazzUK – Oct/Nov 2010
‘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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Selected ‘Pennies From Heaven’ on the ‘All About Jazz Daily Video Feature
Read more of BOURNEMOUTH DAILY ECHO
‘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...
Read more of DORSET LIFE – The Dorset Magazine No.378
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...
Read more of JAZZ FM – Sarah Ward Dinner Jazz
Untill the Real Thing Comes Along (CELEBRATION 33JAZZ201) – 29th August 2010
Nothing Seems to Matter Any More (Dancing for Miles 33Jazz 092) 17th August 2010
A Little Tear (Dancing for miles) 16th Feb 2010
Read more of JAZZWISE MAGAZINE ISSUE 143
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,...
Read more of 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...