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J Frisco: Bras, peanut butter and Jazz

J Frisco is an Avant-Garde, Free jazz, all female collective of musicians that have just released their first album ‘Naked’. They create, what they define as ‘improvised...

Interview: Yazz Ahmed and music of the people

Speaking to Yazz Ahmed, I am reminded of the power of exploration of different cultures and themes in music and how this can raise awareness and inspire. The seemingly simple act...

Roseanna Vitro: Telling the truth with the best barbecue sauce

Grammy nominated vocalist, educator, columnist and musical activist Roseanna Vitro has just released her 14th album ‘Tell Me the Truth’. She has interviewed Al Jarreau, Jon...

Eric Bibb and the truth of the song

Eric Bibb is a multi Grammy nominated American Blues singer-songwriter, whose passion and drive for change informs and develops his music. Son of Leon Bibb, the activist and...

Oslo Jazz festival 2018 report from Fiona Ross

I was extremely lucky to be asked to go to the Oslo Jazz Festival this year on behalf of Jazz in Europe. I had never been before, or in fact been to Oslo, so it was a thrilling...

Maxine Gordon and the Jazz Flame – Part 2

I have been very fortunate to meet some truly incredible people through my work in the music industry, but there are two people that stand out for me. They stand out because they,...

Maxine Gordon and the Jazz Flame

Maxine Gordon. Historian, researcher, author, producer, scholar, consultant. President of the Dexter Gordon Society and President of Dex Music LLC (which controls the copyright to...

Barrett Martin Interview by Fiona Ross

The drummer, percussion, composer, ethnomusicologist Barrett Martin has played on many Rock, Blues and World Music albums and last year won the Latin Grammy for producing...

Hailey Tuck interview by Fiona Ross

American singer Hailey Tucks story sounds like something that has come out of a F. Scott Fitzgerald book tinged with a little Christopher Isherwood. Born in Texas, she moved to...

Artist Manager Maria Avgoulis Interviewed by Fiona Ross

Where are all the women in Jazz? They’re here, you just don’t know about all of them. There has been an incredible amount of discussions recently about the lack of women in...

Kyle Eastwood Interviewed by Fiona Ross

On May 19th, Kyle Eastwood, bassist, composer and band leader, celebrates his 50th birthday.  Brought up in a showbiz family environment (Clint Eastwood is his Dad) and only...