December 27th: Jools' Annual Hootenanny

Hootenanny

Joining Jools and his Orchestra in the studio this year (Friday 31st December, 11.25pm, BBC Two) are Ed Sheeran, Gregory Porter, Lulu, Joy Crookes, Rag'n'Bone Man, Yola, Vic Reeves, Ruby Turner, and the Pipes and Drums of the 1st Battalion Scots Guards.

December 23rd: Jools Holland & Rick Wakeman – Rockin' The Boogie



Wishing you and your loved ones a very jolly Christmas and a positive and happy 2022.

December 20th: Jools Holland on BBC Breakfast



Jools Holland popped into the BBC Breakfast studios whilst in Manchester for the show at O2 Apollo on Saturday. He had a chat with Charlie Stayt and Naga Munchetty about his new album Pianola.Piano & Friends, the tour and Jools' Annual Hootenanny.

December 16th: Jools Holland & Herbie Hancock – St. Louis Blues



Herbie Hancock appeared on Later... with Jools Holland in 1998. To Jools' delight he suggested playing together St. Louis Blues, one of the first pieces Jools learnt on the piano. 'With his enormously sophisticated and brilliant, knowledgeable jazz voice Herbie did a completely different take and it's just inspirational. And you can hear my British blues voice too.'

From Jools' new album Pianola.Piano & Friends.

December 13th: Jools Holland & Nitin Sawhney – Worst Man In London



Jools Holland's new album is co-produced by multi-instrumentalist Nitin Sawhney, who also co-wrote Worst Man In London with Jools. This piece features Anna Phoebe on violin, London Contemporary Voices, and Nitin and Jools on piano.

Click here to order your copy or stream.

December 9th: Jools Holland & Gregory Porter – Mona Lisa



'Most of the collaborations on Piano & Friends are instrumental. But, of course, we have to remember that the human voice is also the instrument that we're all given, and it's the first instrument that humanity had. We have some of the best singers on this album and Gregory Porter is certainly one of them. He has one of the greatest voices of the new age.' – Jools Holland.

December 6th: Jools Holland – Prelude No 1



'Bach is one of the greatest composers of all time and this music, aimed to encourage a child to learn, did the same for me. In the first part I play Bach's tune and then in the second part I improvise and we come in with a big band arrangement. It's just has a great, great vibration.' – Jools Holland.

December 3rd: Jools Holland & Dr. John – Boogie Woogie Twins



'We were doing this TV show in America (Night Music, NBC) and we decided to dress up with top hats that we'd be called the Boogie Woogie Twins. We played our piece, which we wrote, to celebrate Pete Johnson and Albert Ammons. Without artists like them there wouldn't be any modern R'n'B music. It is the greatest music and it's great to celebrate it. Marcus Miller was on stand-up bass and Omar Hakim on drums, part of the house band. Incredible.' – Jools Holland.

December 1st: Pianola.Piano & Friends



To Whom It May Concern is a song written by Jools Holland and Nitin Sawhney. It stars multi-talented cellist and brilliant singer Ayanna Witter-Johnson and features Moses Boyd on drums and Jools on harmonica, as well as piano.

November 29th: Pianola.Piano & Friends



We are delighted to bring you today another highlight from Jools Holland's new album: Rockin'-Lock-in, a collaboration with one of the greatest exponents of groovie organ, Booker T. Jones.

November 26th: Pianola.Piano & Friends



Love Letter to Groningen is an evocative piece written by Jools Holland and Nitin Sawhney, which sees Jools play alongside the world's greatest concert pianist: Lang Lang. Click here to order your copy or stream.

November 24th: Jools Holland and Ruby Turner – The Piano



Jools and Ruby have enjoyed a long-standing, wonderful working relationship. This clip features Ruby singing The Piano and Jools on his nan's pianola, one of the most meaningful and reflective songs on Jools' new album Pianola.Piano & Friends.

November 22nd: Pianola.Piano & Friends



After an uplifting weekend at the Royal Albert Hall, what a way to start the new week: Jools Holland and Joe Bonamassa, another gem from the new album.

November 19th: Pianola.Piano & Friends



Pianola.Piano & Friends is out today. Jools' new album features a truly unique line-up of some of the world's greatest artists: Lang Lang; David Gilmour; Nitin Sawhney; Tom Jones; Ruby Turner; Herbie Hancock; Booker T. Jones; Gregory Porter; Mousse T.; YolanDa Brown; Dr. John; Joe Bonamassa; Trombone Shorty; and many more. Click here to order your copy or stream.

November 17th: Pianola.Piano & Friends – Out 19th November



Here is a clip from the recording session of Forgive Me with the legendary and inimitable Tom Jones, for Jools Holland's new album Pianola.Piano & Friends.

November 15th: Pianola.Piano & Friends – Out 19th November



Here is another glimpse into Jools Holland's new album Pianola.Piano & Friends: Blues To The End Of Time, an inspiring piece featuring David Gilmour on guitar and soundscapes by Dhani Harrison. The album is out on Friday; pre-order here.

November 11th: Pianola.Piano & Friends – Out 19th November



Here is a new clip, featuring the talented YolanDa Brown, from the exceptional array of artists that have collaborated with Jools Holland on his new album Pianola.Piano & Friends.

November 9th: Pianola.Piano & Friends – Out 19th November



October 6th: New Album from Jools
Jools Holland is proud to announce his new album Pianola.Piano & Friends. A loving tribute to the black and white keys, it celebrates the community and conviviality that the piano inspires and the spark of Jools' deep love for music. The album showcases the vibrant versatility and virtuosity of Jools Holland and his lifelong friend, along with a truly unique line-up of some of the world's greatest artists: Lang Lang; David Gilmour; Ruby Turner; Herbie Hancock; Booker T.; Tom Jones; Gregory Porter; Mousse T.; YolanDa Brown; Dr. John; Joe Bonamassa; Trombone Shorty...

Recorded through the lockdown period and from many corners of the world, the album has been produced by multi-instrumentalist Nitin Sawhney and Jools' longtime producer Laurie Latham, with one track co-written and produced by Mousse T. Do The Boogie.

'I'm humbled to have made this record with the greatest instrumental and vocal artists of our day. And so grateful to my lifelong friend the piano for making it possible.' – Jools Holland.

Pianola.Piano & Friends is available for pre-order now, and is set for release on Friday 19th November 2021 via Warner Music on CD, double LP, and all major streaming services. Click here for full tracklist details.

The first single from the album to be released is the collaboration with Mousse T. Do The Boogie, which also features the Rhythm & Blues Orchestra Horn Section and is available from today via JoolsHolland.lnk.to/DoTheBoogie.

June 17th: Good Morning Britain



Jools Holland popped into the Good Morning Britain (ITV) studio this morning for a chat with Susanna Reid and Adil Ray about his Jools & Jim's Joyride podcast with Jim Moir, the excitement of going back to the stage with live shows, and a wonderful insight into his new album due later this year, with a special live link with Lang Lang, one of the star collaborators on the album.

PODCAST
Joyride with Jools Holland and Jim Moir

RADIO & TV
Hootenanny (31/12/21)
Meridian Meets Jools Holland (19/11/21)
The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice (29/10/21)

PRESS
Jazz Journal (21/01/22)
NME (07/12/21)
 
 
 
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