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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Hilary Robertson

Jazz-obsessed freelance writer and saxist.

At a time when the world seems increasingly difficult to understand, and politicians seem more determined than ever to divide and rule, musicians who can unite in creativity are a lesson to us all. Madeleine Peyroux’s new album is being hailed as a protest album, and yet it is so much more than that – it’s a beautiful collection of songs created by Peyroux herself in collaboration with an extraordinary group of people. The playing, writing, arranging and production is slick and simply a delight. So we asked the singer about Anthem:
Saturday, 18 August 2018 14:28

Zhenya Strigalev - Blues for Maggie

International jazz takes away the blues.
Friday, 24 November 2017 22:51

Christian McBride Big Band - Bringin It.

McBride’s Bringin’ the Big Band.
Saturday, 04 November 2017 16:38

Matt Cappy - Church And State

A fascinating Philly trumpet.
Saturday, 21 October 2017 02:28

Gabriel Latchin - Introducing

Latchin steps out of the shadows.
Saturday, 05 August 2017 15:52

Django Bates - Saluting Sgt Pepper

Invitation to a new summer of love.
Parker’s Passion, revisited after six decades.
Sunday, 18 June 2017 08:57

Phronesis - The Behemoth

Monstrous collaboration.
Sunday, 11 June 2017 00:41

Partikel – Counteraction

All we need is counteraction.
Sunday, 30 April 2017 09:28

QCBA – Beauty in Quiet Places

Quite brilliant beauty from QCBA.
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Our Contributors


Rob Mallows

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

Erminia Yardley

Freelance journalist & writer. Jazz mad. Art lover. Photography freak.

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.

Hilary Robertson

Jazz-obsessed freelance writer and saxist.



Grae Shennan

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