Fiona Ross Author

Jazzmeia Horn and her Noble Force

The multi award winning artist Jazzmeia Horn continues to inspire with the depth and beauty of her artistry. Her debut album ‘A Social Call’ was Grammy nominated, as was her...

Andy Milne: The intersection of texture and groove – Part 1

Multi award winning Canadian pianist Andy Milne recently won the Juno award for his first album as a trio ‘The ReMission’. This is his eleventh album as a leader and with...

Aurelie Freoua: The Jazz Connection

Aurelie Freoua is a brilliant artist whose work is captivating the jazz world and beyond. She is an integral part of a fantastic art scene in the UK, which is full of incredible...

Danielle White: The Ultimate Jazz Entrepreneur

Danielle White is a hugely valued, highly respected and much needed part of the jazz community. Her work behind the scenes is vital to the jazz industry and her support for...

Black Lives in Music

Jazz represents freedom of expression and yet historically, women, people of colour, the LGBTQ community and many more have not been given equal opportunities in the Jazz...

The ‘Salute To Humphrey Lyttelton’ UK Tour

An ensemble of jazz musicians from the UK and USA embark on tour in November 2021, in celebration of the legendary trumpeter, band leader and BBC broadcaster Humphrey Lyttelton,...

Lara Jones and Charlotte Keeffe: Precious Collaborations

As part of our series exploring the exciting EFG London festival programme, I lept at the opportunity to talk to two truly inspirational and incredible musicians – Lara...

From Giant Steps to J Steps

J Steps is a fantastic new initiative in jazz led by UK jazz saxophonist Hannah Horton as part of Guildhall Young Artists, in Saffron Walden, England. Hannah has formulated a band...

Toulouse Lautrec at the EFG London Jazz Festival

The EFG London Festival is a huge highlight in the jazz calendar and after the past few years, we are all more than ready to celebrate the power and beauty that jazz brings.  In...

Hannah Alper and Creating Change

How does someone go from wanting to write a blog at nine years old to becoming an activist, motivational speaker, and published author by the age of 18? Well, Hannah Alper did...

CD Review: KunaTones, Between Past and Future

The Hungarian jazz fusion band KunaTones have been taking the Hungarian music scene by storm for quite some time, previously under the name the Fourtissimo Jazz Orchestra. They...