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15th October 2017: New band, new tour, new recording + EFG London Jazz Festival – NOV 2018

  Very much looking forward to hitting the road next month for a brand new project with some dates in England. Info reprinted below from my record label: -MJ     Whirlwind founder, bassist, composer and producer Michael Janisch premiers a new band for their first European tour-date with guitarist Rez Abbasi – one of […]

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25th August 2017: MJ & Paradigm Shift gets ‘Best New Find’ from Frequency 21 Mag at Love Supreme Festival

Frequency 21 Mag has called MJ’s Paradigm Shift the ‘Best New Find’ at this year’s Love Supreme Festival.  Check the full review here: Best New Find Michael Janisch & Paradigm Shift Michael Janisch has been around for a long time, growing up in Ellsworth, Wisconsin and then moving to London not too long ago to […]

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15th August 2017: MJ to appear in Mike Gibbs 80th Birthday Big Band England tour this Sept

. MJ will be appearing as double bassist with the 18 piece big band under the direction of arranger, film scorer and conductor Mike Gibbs. All the information is below – tour is being produced by MJ’s label Whirlwind Recordings.  . Revered composer, conductor, producer and arranger Mike Gibbs is set to celebrate his 80th […]

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30th July 2017: Paradigm Shift reviewed in Polish online site Era Jazzu

MJ’s latest album Paradigm Shift continues to get great press around the world. Here’s the latest from the Polish site Era Jazzu Here’s the review in english – and thanks to Antonina Brown for the help with translating the review. It’s difficult to make a straight forward description of the artstic and musical influences which […]

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16th July 2017: Paradigm Shift Midwestern Dates – August

Looking forward to coming back to the Midwest for some shows presenting new music + Paradigm Shift with special guests in August, as well as a few masterclasses in the Twin Cities. 🙂 MJ Here are the full band dates so far – check social media in the coming days for more shows/timings in Chicago/Iowa […]

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26th June 2017: Love Supreme this week – MJ & Paradigm Shift play Big Top @ 1 pm

  MJ’s band Paradigm Shift (featuring Paul Booth tenor sax, Nathaniel Facey alto sax, Cedric Hanriot keys/piano & Andrew Bain drums) will play the Love Supreme Festival this Sunday, July 2 @ 1pm.  Sunday is completely sold out so we’re looking forward to a great show!  

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25th June 2017: George Colligan Trio Euro Dates – Ronnie Scotts, Vortex, Bahia Festival, Porgy n’ Bess…

    MJ will be touring with pianist George Colligan for some dates in July to support George’s new album on Whirlwind Recordings – click here for more info.      Tour dates July 10 – Ronnie Scott’s – London, England July 12/13 – Bahia Jazz Festival – Cadiz, Spain July 16 – Vortex Jazz […]

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19th May 2017: Paradigm Shift summer dates: Ronnie Scotts, Glasgow / Love Supreme Festivals + Midwest USA

MJ’s ‘Paradigm Shift’ will be playing some dates this summer including Glasgow Jazz Fest (June 22), Ronnie Scott’s (June 26), Love Supreme Festival (July 2) and some dates in the Midwest USA to be confirmed soon. Check the ‘live’ page for more info and updates.       .             […]

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27th April 2017: jazzahead, Bremen, Germany – April 27 – 30 – stop by the Whirlwind Recordings stand

If you happen to be in Bremen, Germany for the jazzahead! conference, please stop by the Whirlwind Recordings stand and say hi to MJ and the team!  

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3rd April 2017: Two new Never Group videos from Girona, Spain

Here’s two new NEVER GROUP videos featuring MJ on electric bass taken during their 20+ date Euro tour. The band will have a new website soon with tour dates in Nov/Dec 2017 + a new album to record.    

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