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Behind the Pen: A Writer’s Journey with Paulette Jackson

The world of jazz (and music) journalism is a competitive struggle at times, particularly for women looking to break the mould and find a name for themselves in a historically...

Centenary Celebration: Jean-Baptiste ‘Illinois’ Jacquet (1922-2004)

Sometimes in life you get an offer that’s just too good to refuse. So, when I was asked if I would like to write a tribute to one of the most influential tenor saxophonists...

Podcast: Philip Catherine on his 80th Birthday

There’s no doubt that, together with Toots Thielemans, Philip Catherine is one of the most prominent Belgium jazz exports. Today, Philip turns 80 years young and Nico...

Cecilia Sanchietti and the Rhythm of Kindness

Award-winning drummer and composer, teacher and art director Cecilia Sanchietti is an absolute inspiration. A versatile and highly experienced performer, with an impressive...

Jools Holland, Marcus Miller and Norma Winstone To Be Honoured At Jazz FM Awards

The Jazz FM Awards have announced that Jools Holland, Marcus Miller and Norma Winstone are the recipients of this year’s special awards, presented annually to three musicians...

Mélanie Centenero: An eclectic combination of science and jazz…

French drummer Mélanie Centenero is set to launch her solo career with her multi-faceted debut album: Théorie de l’Ensemble. With its colourful musicality, thrilling...

Interview: Tobias Hoffmann speaks about “Conspiracy” and more.

Recently Austrian based sax player and composer Tobias Hoffmann released his latest album titled “Conspiracy” featuring his new Big Band, the Tobias Hofmann jazz orchestra. In...

Jazz Forward

Jazz Forward is an exciting new live music agency run as a collective.  Founded by Scottish jazz musicians Marianne McGregor, Malcolm MacFarlane, Sophie Bancroft and music...

Interview: Matthias Schwengler speaks about Soulcrane and more.

Recently German trumpet player Matthias Schwengler released his third album with his band “Soulcrane” on the Mons Records label titled “Soulcrane &...

Nick Lea celebrates ten years of Jazz Views

The brilliant Jazz Views website celebrates ten years of exploring, sharing and promoting jazz this month. Well known for his support of jazz artists and love of the jazz...

Interview: Andrea Motis: Finding the Loophole

Andrea Motis, the Spanish singer/ trumpeter, has captured millions of international listeners since the release of her debut album at the age of 15. Her wide repertoire of bossa...