Interviews

Filippo Cosentino: The art of Baritone Guitar

It could be said that Filippo Cosentino is one of the most polyhedral guitarists currently on the modern Italian scene. Firstly his background in Pop and Blues music gives him a...

Nilson Matta & Felipe Galganni – Samba Meets Jazz and more.

Recently we published a news item alerting our readers that in April this year, the Samba Meets Jazz Workshops, directed by Brazilian-born, Nilson Matta (bassist for, Trio da Paz,...

Interview: Alison Rayner steps out of the shadows

Award-winning Bassist and composer Alison Rayner has been an integral part of the Jazz scene since the mid-70s. She has toured all the major international jazz venues and...

Interview: Maria Schneider speaks about, Data Lords.

To most jazz aficionados Maria Schneider needs little or no introduction however, for those less familiar with her body of work a short recap of her distinguished career would...

Bria Skonberg, Making Things Happen!

Award-winning Canadian born trumpeter, singer and songwriter Bria Skonberg is causing quite a storm. Having won the vocal jazz album Jono award in 2017 and nominated again in...

Bob Mintzer on the WDR Big Band and more.

As a saxophonist and arranger myself, it was a true honour to interview Bob Mintzer, a musician who I’ve admired ever since I began playing the saxophone. Having written well...

Carsten Dahl, Painting Music.

Carsten Dahl is one of the most impressive European Jazz pianists around today. During his career, Carsten has appeared on over 250 recordings and produced 30 albums of his own....

Jimmy Cobb, Still Hitting Hard…

Drummer Jimmy Cobb is a 90-year old NEA Jazz Master that is still playing hard and keeping the groove with his trio consisting of Tadataka Unno on piano and Paolo Benedettini on...

Connie Han, Honouring the Tradition.

Los Angeles based pianist Connie Han debuted in 2018 with her album “Crime Zone”. The album garnered rave reviews from almost all major jazz media outlets including this fine...

Spyro Gyra, an interview with Jay Beckenstein.

October 2019 saw the release of Spyro Gyra’s first album of new material in six years. Once again, they have upset expectations by recording an album of all cover songs. In a...

An Interview with Kenny Polson – Jazz saxophonist +

Kenney Polson is a Jazz saxophonist,  accomplished composer and educator. Based in the Pacific Northwest, he has lived and performed in over 50 countries. Known widely as a...