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‘LE JARDIN’ by Julien Dubois – CD Review

In his album ‘Le Jardin’, French saxophonist Julien Dubois describes himself as a ‘gardener of sounds’. Having planted his musical seed, he carefully nurtures and tends...

Multiple Grammy winners Take 6 Exclusive Backstage Interview with Paola Vera

The most awarded a cappella group in history, 10 Grammy Awards, 10 Dove Awards, 2 NAACP Image Awards, a Soul Train Award, and more.  “The Baddest vocal cats on the...

Concert Review: TAKE 6 at Alexandra Palace, LONDON, 5th December 2018

The first time I ever saw Take 6 perform was about ten years ago in London; it has since been etched in my memory as the best gig I’ve ever seen. So, to have the chance to see...

Lisa Simone is Interviewed by Paola Vera for JazzInEurope

Lisa Simone is a singer, composer, Grammy award nominee, award – winning actress, and the only child of Nina Simone. Her career in the entertainment industry began over 20...

The Manhattan Transfer Co-founder Erin Dickins -‘Vignettes’ CD review

Erin Dickins is a New York based jazz singer and session vocalist. She was a founding member of The Manhattan Transfer; after five years singing ensemble music with the group, she...

Interview with Rachel Gould – Recorded with many Great’s including Chet Baker…

Editor’s note: Rachel Gould is one of those real classy Jazz singer who is a master of vocal dynamics and back-phrasing. I highly recommend you listen/read this interview...

Paola Vera – How to survive jazzahead!

So 2017 I decided, was going to be my year of self- promotion. Like many artists I have always struggled with the idea of selling myself. From a young age, I have used music as...

CD Review – Nina Baun

‘Human’ “What I’m doing is organic and in constant development, and I do not let my compositions be limited by fixed types of music.’’ Nina Baun Straight from the...