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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.

Saturday, 24 April 2021 15:21

Shez Raja - Tales From The Punjab

Magical journey to the Punjab with bass player Raja.
Saturday, 10 April 2021 22:38

Zoe Gilby - Aurora

Award-winning singer Zoe Gilby returns, tackling the compositions of trumpet player Tom Harrell.
Thursday, 08 April 2021 03:14

Sarah Moule - Stormy Emotions

Sarah Moule delivers a gorgeous collection of songs by Fran Landesman and Simon Wallace.
Saturday, 27 March 2021 22:22

Marta Capponi - Life Within

Kim Cypher reviews the new album by Marta Capponi.
Delightful new collaboration.
Sunday, 21 March 2021 01:39

Veronica Swift - This Bitter Earth

Breathtaking new album addresses some of the problems we face today.
Friday, 19 February 2021 17:23

Brian Charette - Power From The Air

Hammond organ player Charette draws his power from the air - and computers.
Saturday, 30 January 2021 17:16

Allison Neale - Quietly There

Alto saxophonist returns to the West Coast.
Saturday, 23 January 2021 21:07

Gemma Sherry - Let's Get Serious

Australian-born singer gets cheeky, not serious.
Friday, 08 January 2021 04:21

QOW Trio - QOW Trio

Saxophone trio, Rollins-style.

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