Our Editor


Matthew Ruddick

Author of Funny Valentine, an acclaimed new biography of the jazz trumpet player and singer, Chet Baker.
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Matthew Ruddick

Matthew Ruddick MATTHEW RUDDICK is the author of Funny Valentine, an acclaimed new biography of the jazz trumpet player and singer, Chet Baker. 

Over the last few years, he was a regular music critic for a variety of publications, including HK-listings magazine Beats, and the author of Music On The Move, a music column in Escape travel magazine. 

Born in England, Matthew has been living in Hong Kong for eight years, and works in the finance industry.

ISQ celebrate their tenth year with a powerful set.
Friday, 27 May 2022 18:52

Shabaka - Afrikan Culture

Meditative solo EP by Shabaka.
Friday, 20 May 2022 18:52

Takeshi Asai Trio: Vol VI

Fantastic collection of new short stories from a master storyteller.
Brandon Allen doesn't mess with Mr. T.
Saturday, 05 March 2022 21:06

Mark Wade Trio - True Stories

Excellent True Stories from Mark Wade and his Trio.
Tuesday, 15 February 2022 12:04

Wendy Kirkland – Latin Lowdown Live

Latin Lockdown set free at last
Harp and bass duo delight on Two For The Road.
Saturday, 15 January 2022 21:30

Various Artists - British Standard Time

The Great British Songbook, by some great British artists.
Friday, 12 November 2021 17:58

Lauren Bush - Dream Away

Impressive second from Canadian jazz vocalist.
Kind Of Jazz, in association with Women In Jazz Media, are proud to sponsor ISQ's show on 20 November at the EFG London Jazz Festival, as part of their Women That Inspire series of concerts. Here with interview singer and bandleader, Irene Serra, about what we can expect to hear, and several new projects for the year ahead.
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