Isabel Marquez Author

Gig review: Alina Bzhezhinska and Tony Kofi Album Launch at King’s Place

Set on the stage of King’s Place’s Hall Two, a smaller and more intimate venue lit up by streaks of purple and blue, a harp stands tall at the centre, as avid audience members...

CD and Live Review: Germana Stella La Sorsa, Primary Colours

Recorded in May 2023, ‘Primary Colours’ is the second album release by Italian London-based singer songwriter Germana Stella La Sorsa. It’s official release date took us...

Women in Jazz Media at the EFG London Jazz Festival 2023

In under a month, the jazz stages of London will be host to some of the biggest names in the scene today. November is set to bring the wonders of the EFG London Jazz Festival,...

CD Review: Maddalena Ghezzi, Emerald

Maddalena Ghezzi, Milan-born and now London-based singer, composer, and improviser, has once again explored the depths of her artistry to create a glimmering ‘Emerald’ in her...

CD Review: Lara Eidi, Sun

After several single releases and collaborations over the last few years, Lara Eidi has graced us with her most ambitious and uplifting work yet; her new album ‘Sun’. Enriched...

Gig review: Zoe Rahman, ‘Colour of Sound’ Album Launch at Kings Place

Surrounded by her friends, family, and fellow musicians, Zoe Rahman took to the Hall One stage, beaming with appreciation and a true love for her craft. Looking out into the...

Not Just a Backing Singer: In Conversation with Sarah Brown

My first interaction with Sarah Brown was wonderfully charming, backstage at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival. Sitting in a security cabin to the side of The Jazz Arena, Sarah seemed...

A Weekend Away at XJAZZ! Berlin

Being asked to visit Berlin to interview several of my favourite musicians, watch some sensational performances and wander around a wonderfully eccentric city, was a surreal...

A Weekend Away at The Cheltenham Jazz Festival

With a reputation as one of the UK’s most renowned jazz events, I was delighted to be invited to The Cheltenham Jazz Festival. Through platforming a combination of international...

Featured Gig: Fiona Ross launches new album at Pizza Express

Multi award winning vocalist, pianist and composer Fiona Ross launches her new album Thoughts, Conversations and to Do Lists in London on April 27th at the historic Pizza Express...

Behind the Pen with Jane Cornwell

The world of jazz (and music) journalism is a competitive struggle at times, particularly for women looking to break the mould and find a name for themselves in a historically...