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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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Kenny Barron is an American jazz pianist. Known for his lyrical style of playing, Barron has appeared on hundreds of recordings as both leader and sideman and is consequently considered one of the most important and influential mainstream jazz pianists since the bebop era. His…

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The Swedish drummer has a new album and brings his propulsive instrumental sound to Ronnie Scott’s on 26 April. Magnus Öström is known to most global jazz listeners as the former drummer e.s.t., the most successful jazz group of the 2000s started with his childhood…

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Wednesday, 10 February 2016 14:31

Ten Questions for Ian Shaw, UK Jazz Singer

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Best Jazz Vocalist at the BBC Jazz Awards in 2007 and 2004, and nominated in the Best UK Vocalist category at the JazzFM awards in 2013, Ian Shaw has already amassed a number of highly acclaimed internationally released albums and is a popular performer both…

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Saturday, 30 January 2016 00:44

Ten questions for Michael League of Snarky Puppy

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Snarky Puppy is a Brooklyn, New York-based instrumental fusion band led by Grammy Award-winning bassist, composer and producer Michael League. Formed in Denton, Texas in 2004, the band features a collective of nearly forty musicians, referred to as "The Fam" on their recordings and tours. …

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Christian Scott, also known as Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, is a Two-time Edison Award-winning, Grammy-nominated American trumpeter, composer and producer. His most recent album, Stretch Music, was released in the autumn of 2015, and was included in our Top Ten albums of the year.

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Matthew Halsall is a Manchester-based bandleader and trumpeter and is one of the UK’s brightest talents. A gifted trumpeter with a beautiful, expressive tone, his music draws on his love of the transcendental, spiritual and modal jazz of Alice and John Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders,…

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Paolo Fresu is an Italian jazz trumpet and flugelhorn player, as well as a composer and arranger. He has made around eighty albums under his own name, and recorded more than four hundred albums over the last thirty years.

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Chris Minh Doky is a bassist who in his recording career has looked at jazz from a number of different perspectives: funk, electronic, straight-ahead, orchestral. He’s played with some of the great names in electric jazz such as Mike Stern and the Brecker Brothers, and…

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