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Author of Funny Valentine, an acclaimed new biography of the jazz trumpet player and singer, Chet Baker.
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A book that should be on the curriculum of every school across the world.

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Personal insights into the life of Danish free jazz saxophonist John Tchicai.

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The inspirational story of Barbara Thompson, in her own words.

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Saturday, 22 September 2018 15:37

This Is Hip, The Life of Mark Murphy - Peter Jones

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Engaging biography of innovative US jazz singer, Mark Murphy.

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Friday, 25 August 2017 16:01

All That's Jazz - Sammy Stein

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Kind Of Jazz contributor, Sammy Stein, explores the passion that goes into jazz music.

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New biography captures the unique spirit of Nina Simone.

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New book analyses Miles Davis's so-called lost quintet, 1968-1970, with mixed results. 

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Monday, 29 February 2016 01:15

DAVE GELLY (EDITOR): 30-SECOND JAZZ

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Subtitled the 50 crucial concepts, styles and performers, each explained in half a minute, this book is this year’s must-have gift for friends and family who are still clueless about jazz.

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Rob Mallows

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

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

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

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

Jazz-obsessed freelance writer and saxist.
 
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Kim Cypher

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

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

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