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Simone Gubbiotti: The resilience of the Underdog

Italian guitarist, Simone Gubbiotti’s story is one of strength, resilience, passion and Jazz. His career started in Sports and his hugely successful work as a professional...

Lisa Rich ‘Highwire’ Album Review

Back in the eighties, American vocalist, Lisa Rich’s career was developing into something wonderful. She performed with the Baltimore Symphony orchestra, was an artist in...

Lori Williams, The vision, power and hope.

Lori Williams is an American vocal artist, educator, songwriter, producer and quite simply, a force to be reckoned with. She has worked with an incredible line up of artists...

Judy Wexler’s ‘Crowded Heart’ Album review

American Jazz vocalist and song archaeologist Judy Wexler’s new album ‘Crowded Heart’ has received incredible reviews. It reached No.1 in the iTunes Jazz Chart and the...

Oslo Jazz Festival Report by Fiona Ross

This was my second time at the Oslo Jazz Festival, and I have to say, as good as it was last year – and it was wonderful – I enjoyed it far more this year. Why? Well,...

Josephine Baker and her light that must always shine

At a time when the world is in such disarray, there has never been a more important or more poignant time to remember that everything and anything is possible. The belief that you...

The Essence of Michel Camilo

Michel Camilo’s awards fill a whole page on his website. He has won four Grammys and been nominated for a further five. An Emmy winner, honoured by the Mayor of New York City as...

Songs of The Firebird by the Barrett Martin Group: CD Review

Barrett Martin’s new album ‘Songs of the Firebird’ sends us on a spiritual journey around the world through twenty wonderful instrumental tracks, each with its own distinct...

There’s something about Paris…

I first met the legend that is Maxine Gordon, last year in Paris. I went to interview her about her new book ‘Sophisticated Giant: The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon’ in the...

The Energy and Exuberance of Lenore Raphael – Interview

Lenore Raphael is an award-winning classically trained pianist who started out as a child prodigy and performed at Carnegie Hall to significant acclaim whilst in her teens. She is...

Dee Dee Bridgewater: The Ultimate Jazz Warrior Interview with Fiona Ross

Dee Dee Bridgewater needs no introduction. Triple Grammy winner. Record label head. UN Good Will ambassador. Producer. Tony winner. Mentor. Jazz Legend. She has always been a huge...