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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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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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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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