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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Grae Shennan

Laboratory scientist with a love of evolving music that defies boundaries.

Saturday, 16 December 2017 20:17

Transitions – Julian Costello Quartet

An excellent album, instantly likeable and recorded to perfection.
Saturday, 25 November 2017 22:30

Dieter Ilg - B-A-C-H

A great album for those chill out moments.
Friday, 02 June 2017 17:11

Verneri Pohjola - Pekka

Jazz meets rock as Finnish trumpeter reinterprets his father's compositions.
Captivating performance by the Norwegian tuba player. 
Wednesday, 22 February 2017 20:44

The Roc – Daniel Herskedal

Our favourite tuba player rocs our world with an early contender for album of the year.
Augmented Trio play one of the gigs of the year in London's Union Chapel.
Thursday, 20 October 2016 18:13

Oddarrang - Agartha

Ambient electronica meets jazz in the centre of the earth.
Vikings in Soho.
Girls In Airports invade London.
Thursday, 15 September 2016 17:28

Sean Foran - Frame Of Reference

Australian pianist blurs the distinction between jazz and classical music.
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Our Contributors


Rob Mallows

London Jazz Meetup owner and fan of ‘plugged in’ jazz.

Simon Cooney

By day a full time Londoner in tv news. By night jazzaholic

Fernando Rose

I love my jazz and I bless the funk. I play percussion for all and sundry and go by @Mr Cool.

Grae Shennan

Laboratory scientist with a love of evolving music that defies boundaries. 

Hilary Robertson

Jazz-obsessed freelance writer and saxist.

Kim Cypher

Saxophonist, vocalist, composer, band leader and radio show presenter. Follows dreams and loves to celebrate great music and musicians.

Fiona Ross

Fiona is the founder of the award winning organisation Women in Jazz Media. She was the guest editor in chief for the 2020 edition of Jazz Quarterly and writes for many publications across the globe.

Wendy Kirkland

Jazz pianist and singer with wide musical tastes spanning latin through fusion to bebop and swing. Cat fanatic.

Elana Shapiro

From Manchester, currently living in Berlin. Lover of jazz, RnB, and soul inspired music.