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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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Multi-award winner as best jazz vocalist - BBC Jazz Awards 2007 and 2004 and Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2018, alongside nominations from the Jazz FM Awards 2013 and Downbeat Magazine 2017 - Ian Shaw has amassed a number of highly acclaimed internationally released albums and is…

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Mid-March 2020 will be remembered for bringing significant change to how we consume music. Many people are sitting at home listening to favourites or discovering new artists and albums. We spoke to Tom Green, British Jazz trombonist who is about to launch the second album…

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Voted one of the top bassists of 2016, 2018, and 2019 by the prestigious Downbeat Magazine Reader's Poll, Mark Wade has been an active bassist in the New York City area for over 20 years. His 2015 debut album Event Horizon and 2018 follow up…

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Magnus Öström was the son of an artist couple, and was influenced by the musical tastes of his older brother like Jimi Hendrix, Deep Purple, The Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd. At the age of eight years he built his first drum set and soon…

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Saturday, 14 September 2019 19:21

Ten Questions for Barb Jungr, Jazz Singer

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Barb Jungr is an English singer, songwriter, composer and writer, of Czech and German parentage whose work challenges categorisation and spans popular music, theatre, cabaret and jazz. She is known as a performer of “contemporary cabaret” and a chansonnière, or singer of chansons—in the sense…

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Ten in depth questions for record label owner Jeff The Fish on his inaugural compilation album Modern Jazz Dance Classics Volume 1. It’s not every day you get to interview a record label owner, who in my opinion is just as important, if not strategic,…

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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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Rob Mallows

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

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

Jazz-obsessed freelance writer and saxist.

 

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Grae Shennan

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