Opening This Week: Jazz

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The Fania All-Stars (Academy, SW9, 0171 924 9999, today). A veritable gravy-boat of old-school salsa, with stars including Celia Cruz, Johnny Pacheco, Ray Barretto and Cheo Feliciano, in the band's first London perfomance for 20 years.

Fourth World (Ronnie Scott's, W1, 0171 439 0747, Mon to 30 Jan). Brazilian jazz fusion meets percussion.

Mose Allison (Pizza Express, W1, 0171 439 8722, tonight, then Tues to Sun 25 Jan). Georgie Fame's most abiding influence. See review, page 6.

Just East of Jazz (Scarborough Mermaid, 01723 354975, Tues; Hull Dee Street Club, 01482 492868, Wed; Wakefield Jazz, 01924 782339, Fri; Hebden Bridge Trades Club, 01422 845265, Sat; Wigan Jazz Club, 01942 825677). Klezmer-influenced quartet.

Trudi Kerr (Fredericks Restaurant, NW1, 0171 359 2888, Thurs). Slow-burning Austrian vocalist.

Martin Speake Group (Brighton Lift, 01273 730515, Fri). Excellent, sensitive- sounding altoist.