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Migdalia Van Der Hoven: Getting down to the Business of Groove

Born in Mexico, trained at Berklee in the US, living in London and just about to play at the world-renowned Ronnie Scott’s, drummer Migdalia van der Hoven is a significant...

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...

Giant Steps: Diverse Journeys in British Jazz

David Burke’s new book is an immensely important addition to the world of Jazz. As I write Covid restrictions are still on but soon they will be gone…..   We have been...

Lukas Ligeti: Discovering new types of beauty

Lukas Ligeti is a composer, drummer, electronic percussionist and improvisor whose conceptually rich and genre transcending music is attracting increasing attention world-wide....

Jazz Odyssey: A tale of two cities – Part 1

Singer, songwriter and storyteller Lara Eidi writes about her visit to the Athens Technopolis Jazz Festival in a fascinating three-part series. Part 1: The return to Athens....

Jazz, made in Italy – Anna Harwell Celenza’s superb new book!

Anna Harwell Celenza’s book “Jazz Italian Style” published by CUP (Cambridge University Press) was published earlier this year and I was hooked.  I need to clarify: this is...

Art Pepper West Coast Sessions Volumes 2 & 3

In 2016 Omnivore recordings launched it’s series of Art Pepper recordings titled “West Coast Sessions”. Volume 1 & 2 included guest performances with Sonny Stitt...

Woody Allen ~ a legend in cinematographic plays Jazz @ The Royal Albert Hall

The portentous Royal Albert Hall hosted an early evening of jazz, Dixieland jazz, early jazz with someone who is a little bit of a legend in cinematographic terms, Woody Allen....

Robert Mitchell | A Vigil For Justice, A Vigil For Peace

Jazz has always been political in challenging issues of freedom and equality. The music in itself resonates this through the freedom of improvisation and collaboration often...

Alan Broadbent releases his Developing Story…

Tomorrow sees the official release of Alan Broadbent’s latest album “Developing Story” (Eden River Records). The album features music for jazz piano trio and symphony...

Fiona Ross ~ CD Review: Just Me (and sometimes someone else)

London jazz vocalist Fiona Ross, is at last putting herself in the limelight. As head of the British Academy of New Music for nine years she helped train the likes of Ed Sheeran,...