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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...

The Unstoppable – Barbara Thompson MBE

Barbara Thompson writes and performs for the saxophone like no other. With love and unwavering respect, she cherishes the instrument when needed, challenges and pushes it beyond...

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...