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.

Italian pianist and American bass player reunite for a memorable gig.
Tuesday, 28 January 2020 11:46

Wild Card - Beast From The East

Wild Card bring their very own Beast From The East. Be warned - it's catchy!
Unique pairing reunites for a farewell tour.
Sunday, 01 December 2019 18:34

David Dower Trio - There Are No Stars

Melodic pianist returns with an adventurous and playful new album. 
Sunday, 01 December 2019 05:18

Robin Phillips - Re-Versed

Standards, re-versed and also refreshed. 
Saturday, 16 November 2019 22:53

Mette Juul - Change

Danish singer and guitarist delights on her fabulous fourth album.
Sunday, 10 November 2019 01:56

Rickie Lee Jones - Kicks

New collection of covers from the Queen of Cool.
Friday, 11 October 2019 16:14

Yazz Ahmed – Polyhymnia

Yazz Ahmed celebrates the power of women on Polyhymnia.
Saxophonist Golding pays tribute to the past masters.
Sunday, 29 September 2019 01:14

isq - Requiem For The Faithful

isq repay the faithful with a new twist on their classic sound.

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