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6th January 2018: Cloudmakers Trio ‘Five’ Euro tour starts next week + pre order new album

The new Cloudmakers Trio ‘Five’ project hits the road next week in support of their forthcoming album which you can pre order new here.  All tour dates below:  

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3rd January 2018: Walter Smith III ‘Twio’ Feb 2018 European Tour

MJ will be playing double bass with Walter Smith III’s trio plus many special guests around Europe to celebrate his forthcoming album Twio (Whirlwind) this February 2018.  All the dates and guests are listed below:  

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1st January 2018: Happy New Year – thank you for all the support in 2017

Happy new year everyone! Just wanted to send out a massive thank you to all the family, friends, fans, online supporters, musicians, promoters, press, students, venues, everyone who works with me at Whirlwind Recordings, and all other industry people who helped make my 2017 the best year in music I’ve had to date.  It really […]

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7th December 2017: Never Group DEC dates start tonight @ Jazz Bar, Edinburgh

I’ll be playing a few shows with me old buddy Zhenya Strigalev and the Never Group music with Jon Scott on drums starting tonight at The Jazz Bar in Edinburgh.  Here’s a list of the dates we’re playing in the next two weeks: DEC 7 – The Jazz Bar – Edinburgh, Scotland 14 – Soundcellar […]

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28th November 2017: Cloudmakers Five January Euro tour and new album ‘Traveling Pulse’ FEB 23rd

MJ will be hitting the road with Cloudmakers Trio new extended version ‘FIVE’ in January 2018 and appears on their forthcoming 23rd Feb recording Traveling Pulse.  Press release from Whirlwind Recordings below:   Announcing the debut release from Cloudmakers Five – Traveling Pulse – for February 23rd, 2018   Under the leadership of vibraphonist Jim […]

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27th November 2017: MJ Band tour complete + Abbey Road + MEZZO TV France

Hey everyone – we had a fantastic time on my recent tour around the UK with my new band.  We premiered a new pad of music and grew to a great place as a group.  Massive thanks to all the venues / festivals / people who came out to the shows.  We recorded the EFG […]

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6th November 2017: Abbey Road Recording – MJ Tour starts this week

Hey everyone – just a head’s up that my new band will hit the road this week with our first performance at the EFG London Jazz Festival @ Rich Mix in London.  And I’m happy to report that I’ll be recording the new music from this tour at Abbey Road which will be for my […]

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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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