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Maxine Gordon and the Jazz Flame – Part 2

Continuing on with our Women in Jazz series, Jazz In Europe together with the Europe Jazz Network will be highlighting some of the most prominent women currently active in...

Maxine Gordon and the Jazz Flame

Today is International Women’s Day. Starting today and for the following two weeks, Jazz In Europe together with the Europe Jazz Network will be highlighting some of the most...

Funny Valentine: The Story of Chet Baker by Matthew Ruddick

Although I am very late in writing about this beautiful book, I believe there is never a bad time to shout about something wonderful. Much has been written, discussed, filmed and...

A little something for under the tree.

It’s that time of year again where we all start to wind down, relax and look forward to some time out over the holiday period. This year, however, is like no other and we have...

CD Review: Ignasi Terraza and Randy Greer, Around The Christmas Tree.

I first saw the wonderful pianist Ignasi Terraza performing with magnificent trumpeter Andrea Motis at the Duc des Lombards in Paris a couple of years ago and I have been...

Preview: Billie Holiday through a new lens.

New Black Films have announced the UK theatrical release of an incredible new documentary on the legend Billie Holiday. Directed by Emmy nominated James Erskine and co-produced by...

CD Review: Clare Cope ‘Small World’

Composer and pianist Clare Cope has released a stunning debut album entitled ‘Small World’. Inspired by her love of travelling and human experiences and connections, Clare...

The Universal Language of the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble are an incredible band of seven brothers, who have established their unique and vibrant sound through not only superb musicality, but through...

CD Review: Barrett Martin, Scattered Diamonds.

It is always exciting to me when a new Barrett Martin album comes across my desk. Released in August, ‘Scattered Diamonds’ is incredibly, his 9th studio album and does not...

Vertaal: Paradigm Shifting

London based nu-jazz duo, Vertaal have been kicking up quite a storm in the past year. Having played at key venues and festivals including Ronnie Scott’s, Jazz Café, Cambridge...

Tony Kofi ‘Portrait of Cannonball’ at the 606 Club: Review

Released in April, award-winning saxophonist Tony Kofi’s ‘Another Kind of Soul’ is a stunning album which explores the music of Cannonball Adderley from the mid-50s Miles...