Interviews

Trumpeter Gidon Nunes Vaz – “Jazz offers me unique freedom to express my own story”

Trumpeter Gidon Nunes Vaz is 28, with a great reputation, and a much sought-after musician. Since his eighth birthday, a gift of a trumpet is now part of his daily life. ...

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...

Fred Hersch – On the Vanguard of the Trio

Anyone who’s been around the jazz scene in the last few years needs no introduction to pianist Fred Hersch. With a number of successful albums, a string of Grammy®...

Paul Jost – Give me the Simple Life

For those among us who are not familiar with Paul Jost and his work allow me to bring you up to speed. Paul is a vocalist based on the east coast of the USA and is currently...

Interview – Gearbox Records – The Cutting Edge of Vinyl

Blue skies and a gentle warm sun adorn my walk to the offices and studios of Gearbox Records, just a 20 minutes walk from King’s Cross Station. The London label’s location has...

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...

Guy Fonck – Jazz from behind the lens.

Born in 1961 in Luxembourg based photographer Guy Fonck has amassed a large portfolio of black and white photography of jazz musicians shot mostly in a live concert environment....

E.J. Strickland – A warrior for peace.

New York based drummer E.J. Strickland belongs to the generation of jazz artists that rose from the City’s jazz scene in the 1990’s. Having worked as a sideman for some of the...

Ivan Paduart and Patrick Deltenre, “Hand in Hand”

Editors Note: Recently we published a review of the new album “Hand in Hand” from pianist Ivan Paduart and guitarist Patrick Deltenre. We were so impressed with this...

How Did They Do That? The Extraordinary Story of Tomorrow’s Warriors.

How Did They Do That? The Extraordinary Story of Tomorrow’s Warriors, by Peter Jones The UK is currently enjoying one of its periodic love affairs with jazz. Even the mainstream...