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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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Rather than publish a CD review today, Kind Of Jazz is publishing an old interview - from 2007 - with the late trumpet player, Roy Hargrove. A giant of a player, he was an important influence of a generation of jazz and R'n'B stars, and…

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Friday, 14 September 2018 14:44

Ten Questions for Jazz Singer Madeleine Peyroux

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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,…

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Award winning bassist and composer Dan Casimir has become a regular fixture within the UK jazz scene providing his heavy weight upright sound for the likes of Julian Joseph, Jason Rebello, Lonnie Liston Smith, Ashley Henry, Camilla George and Nubya Garcia to name a few. …

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Pianist and composer self-titled studio album is being released on ACT records on 28th January 2018. The new album features some of the greatest jazz players of North America including Snarky Puppy members Larnell Lewis (drums) and Mike Maher (trumpet), organist Sam Yahel (Joshua Redman…

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Sunday, 12 November 2017 12:34

Ten Questions for Stacey Kent, US jazz singer

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Stacey Kent is a Grammy nominated, platinum-selling American jazz singer and recording artist. Kent was born in South Orange, New Jersey and attended Newark Academy in Livingston, New Jersey. She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College. She travelled to England after graduation to study music at…

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Sarah Elizabeth Charles is a jazz and soul vocalist, now residing in New York. She is known for her incredible vocal dynamics and socially conscious lyrics. Sarah has just released her new album, Free of Form, on the Ropadope label featuring her band Scope and…

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Without a doubt, Leo Richardson is widely recognised to be one of London's leading Jazz Tenor Saxophonists, best known for his honest, straight-ahead, contemporary hard-bop style. His most significant influences include John Coltrane, Joe Henderson, Dexter Gordon, Horace Silver and Art Blakey. Leo’s quartet consists…

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Since releasing Finding My Way Home in 2011, British-Bahraini trumpet player, Yazz Ahmed, has emerged as a distinctive voice on the UK Jazz scene, both as a soloist and composer. In recent years she has lead her quartet and her seven-piece, Ahmed Family Hafla, in…

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