Interviews

Paola Vera | A Women’s Anthem ‘Rise Up’ the New Single + Interview

Paola’s emotionally charged live performances have been seen on the most prestigious festival stages, concert halls and jazz clubs world wide including The New Morning (Paris)...

Trumpeter Ellister Van Der Molen follows her heart: She plays Jazz!

At the age of ten she made her first steps into the music world. Now, thirty years later, Ellister van der Molen is a much sort after Dutch jazz trumpet player. She performs with...

An interview with Canadian singer Laila Biali

(Editors note: On video go to 41 mins 55 secs and checkout Laila Biali  live version of  ‘Lets Dance’ – (David Bowie) @ jazzahead!) Canadian pianist and...

Sheila Jordan on Life, Music and Art – Part 2

The featured video was recorded in 1971 by the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation and features Bobo Stenson – piano, Arild Andersen – bass, John Christensen –...

Sheila Jordan on Life, Music and Art – Part 1

This is part 1 of Lynn René Bayley’s interview with Sheila Jordan. Last week we published her two concerts at the Sunset Sunrise club in Paris. This generated quite a...

An interview with bassist Reggie Washington.

Bassist Reggie Washington was a key participant in the Modern Jazz revolution of the 80’s and 90’s. His list of credits include touring, recording and performing with...

Simon Spillett Interview with Erminia Yardley

As a writer and journalist, I consider myself lucky, indeed, I am very grateful to all the incredible musicians and artists who have allowed me in their homes, their dressing...

TJP, spreading Peace and Love

A few years ago I was presented with a CD by Philadelphia based band The Jost Project. The CD titled “Can’t Find My Way Home” included jazz interpretations of rock/pop...

Ola Onabulé – Taking on the world, on his own terms.

Ola Onabulé is an artist who has a strong, loyal and constantly growing fan base. This isn’t just because of his musical prowess, beautifully crafted lyrics and the powerful...

An Interview with Aruán Ortiz

I was so impressed by Aruán Ortiz’ solo piano album, Cub(an)ism, that I felt impelled to interview him for this blog. He was very busy at the time with a concert tour, and then...

Christian Sands is Reaching for the future.

Having been around in the jazz world for close on 40 years I’ve seen generations come and go. With each changing of the guard we see new players come onto the scene,...