Partisans News Letter – Dec ’13

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Phil Robson Guitars
Julian Siegel Tenor Saxophone
Thaddeus Kelly Bass
Gene Calderazzo Drums

‘Partisans were the highlight of the festival, jazz that makes you blink in its glare’ – John Fordham, The Guardian

‘Hearing Partisans perform rendered a longtime wish a reality’ John Kelman, All About Jazz, Jazz Ahead Bremen

Seasons greetings & wishing you all the best for 2014.
We’re sending out news that PARTISANS are organising a major UK CD launch tour for October – November – December 2014. If you would like to book the band, please contact the bands agent Lee Paterson at

2014 will be a major year for Partisans who are back on the scene with a bang after a 3 year break in which co-leaders Julian Siegel & Phil Robson took time out from the band to follow their solo projects.
It’s been great to get all the feedback from fans attending other gigs letting us know how much the band was missed.

The first news to share is that Partisans have signed to the dynamic label Whirlwind Recordings & will go into the studio to record a CD of all new material in Feb 2014. This will be the bands first release since the highly acclaimed ‘By Proxy’ which came out in 2009 on Babel.

Whirlwind director Michael Janisch says

“I am extremely honored and delighted to add Partisans to the roster at Whirlwind Recordings. This is a ‘real band’ with incredible history that has endured with the same personnel since 1996 – a big rarity nowadays! I believe the core to Partisans’ success is that each member has maintained a profound commitment and perpetual curiosity with music over the years, and this is clearly evident in the band’s eclectic range of albums and musical progression. They also have a dedication to each other through thick and thin. I’m very excited to hear the band’s new material and we at Whirlwind will certainly be giving this album a worldwide push to help further Partisans already cult status in the world that operates in the borders between jazz and rock improv.”

Release date is set for Autumn ’14 but promo copies will be available from late June.

Partisans are currently finalising overseas dates during the summer of 2014 and will be ‘firing on all cylinders’ ready to hit the UK circuit in the Autumn.

To get a sneak preview of new material, the band are playing at

Jan 23rd The Bonington Theatre, Nottingham
Jan 24th The Vortex Jazz Club, London
Feb 27th Cambridge Modern Jazz @ the Hidden Rooms

In the meantime you can ‘follow’ us on Twitter @Partisansjazz

& ‘like’ our page at

There’s lots more info, video, sound-clips & updates on the website

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