Fiona Ross – Women In Jazz

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...

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 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...

Maxine Gordon and the Jazz Flame – Part 2

I have been very fortunate to meet some truly incredible people through my work in the music industry, but there are two people that stand out for me. They stand out because they,...

Maxine Gordon and the Jazz Flame

Maxine Gordon. Historian, researcher, author, producer, scholar, consultant. President of the Dexter Gordon Society and President of Dex Music LLC (which controls the copyright to...

Hailey Tuck interview by Fiona Ross

American singer Hailey Tucks story sounds like something that has come out of a F. Scott Fitzgerald book tinged with a little Christopher Isherwood. Born in Texas, she moved to...