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Gig Review: Kim Cypher at Ronnie Scott’s

I recently interviewed saxophonist, composer, vocalist, radio show host and writer Kim Cypher to talk about her upcoming debut at Ronnie Scott’s in ‘Kim Cypher: Catching...

Nicholas Payton to release new album with Ron Carter and George Coleman.

This coming October will see the release of the latest album from Nicholas Payton titled “Smoke Sessions” where he finally realizes Long-Cherished Dream to Record with...

Astor Piazzolla, 100 years on, mixing jazz in tango.

Astor Piazzolla was born a hundred years ago. The Argentine bandoneon player and composer has ensured that tango occupies a prominent place in the contemporary music world. Like...

Wendy Kirkland: Her Time to Shine

Wendy Kirkland, pianist and singer extraordinaire, has been stunning audiences across the UK for many years and is considered ‘one of the great unsung heroines of British...

Wellington comes to Europe

“Braxton disciple’s latest among new releases from New Zealand” Three musicians whose new albums were launched at the recent Wellington Jazz Festival have combined...

Joey DeFrancesco brings out his full arsenal on ‘More Music’.

Hammond wizard Joey DeFrancesco has long been known as a multi-instrumentalist displaying his talent not only on the organ but also on trumpet. On his new album titled ‘More...

Madeleine Peyroux, Careless Love Forever.

When Madeleine Peyroux made her debut on the album “Dreamland” (in 1996), she began it with Patsy Cline’s “Walkin’ After Midnight.” Her voice is much more...

Pianist Orin Evans releases ‘The Magic of Now’.

Last week New York based label Smoke Sessions released The Magic of Now, Orrin Evans’ sixth leader album for the label, and the 20th of the 46-year-old pianist-composer’s...

Craft Recordings announce special vinyl edition of A Charlie Brown Christmas.

It may seem a little preemptive to be speaking about Christmas releases in the middle of the summer however in the recording business if you don’t have your Christmas...

Kim Cypher: Catching dreams

Kim Cypher’s love, joy and dedication to her music is not only clear, it is highly infectious.  Her loyal fan base have been by her side throughout lockdown while she has kept...

Georgia Mancio: Incandescent is her Star

Georgia Mancio, the multi award winning vocalist, producer, educator and lyricist has been captivating us all since releasing her debut album Peaceful Place in 2003. Her stunning...