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Sharp Sounds and Dirty Quotes from Tomasz Stańko

Sex, drugs and jazz: here is the life of an eccentrically-clothed desperado and his iconic albums and near-death experiences, split between New York and Europe, flirting with pop...

Bert van den Brink: Magician with sound.

By: Peter Beije | Photo courtesy of the artist Dutchman Bert van den Brink (1958) was born blind. When he was five years old he had his first piano lessons. In 1976 Bert started...

Dot Time Records announces the signing of UK based guitarist Maciek Pysz.

Dot Time Records today announced the signing of guitarist Maciek Pysz. Originally from Poland, Maciek moved to London in 2003 and quickly established himself in the London jazz...

SNJO swings towards its 20th anniversary

By: Rob Adams When Kurt Elling sings with the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra in May, he’ll be celebrating not only the centenary of Frank Sinatra and the twentieth anniversary...

Raul Midón | A Chat with Becca Horne

Interview by: Becca Horne Trying to write something that hasn’t already been written about Raul Midón is challenging. He has been featured frequently in: The New York Times,...

Tom Green | Musician on a mission

By: Rob Adams | Photos: Courtesy of the Artist. Tom Green is a musician on a mission. The twenty-something London-based trombonist and bandleader feels that his chosen instruments...

Big Chief Bo Dollis of the Wild Magnolias dies aged 71

Big Chief Bo Dollis of the “Wild Magnolias” Black Indian Tribe (January 14, 1944 – January 20, 2015) His voice had the sound of someone who had eaten a dozen saltine...

The New Orleans Jazz Beat

By: Allen Yhorst Kimble, Jr | Photos courtesy of the Author Recently we were contacted by Allen Kimble from New Orleans. Allen asked if we would be interested in publishing a...

Blanco returns to make Celtic connections

Venezuelan piano virtuoso Leo Blanco returns to the UK at the end of January for concerts in Glasgow, London and Edinburgh. He appears with his Blue Lamp Quartet at Glasgow’s...

Duane Eubanks | Things of that Particular Nature

Article by: Becca Horne | Photo’s courtesy of Duane Eubanks Jazz legend Charles Mingus once said, “In my music, I’m trying to play the truth of what I am. The reason...

Chopin Lives On! | Outstanding Polish Jazz Pianists – Part 1

By:  Wojciech Oleksiak | Coutsey of: Culture.pl  What’s the first name that comes to mind when you hear the word ‘Polish music’…? Chopin, right? He is the greatest,...