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Tuesday, 13 September 2016 09:30

Ten Questions For Clare Teal, English Jazz Singer

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After signing to independent label Candid in 2001 and releasing three acclaimed titles, it was Clare’s first album for Sony Jazz which became her breakthrough record. Released in 2004, Don’t Talk topped the Jazz charts and entered the UK Top 20, garnering extraordinary plaudits and…

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Marius Neset is a Norwegian jazz saxophonist, living in Copenhagen. He is known from collaborations with the jazz bands People Are Machines and JazzKamikaze, and the Django Bates projects StoRMChaser big band and Human Chain. He is the son of music teachers guitarist Terje Neset…

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Andy Sheppard is a British jazz saxophonist and composer. He has been awarded several prizes at the British Jazz Awards, and has worked with some notable figures in contemporary jazz, including Gil Evans, Carla Bley, George Russell and Steve Swallow.

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Saturday, 28 May 2016 17:12

Ten Questions For Jason Rebello, English Jazz Pianist

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Classically trained but inspired by Herbie Hancock, Jason Rebello first came to the attention of one of the founders of jazz fusion, Weather Report’s saxophonist Wayne Shorter in the early 1990’s. He was one of the forerunners of the modern jazz resurgence of that period…

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At the age of 21, Martin formed her own jazz quartet. In 1991, she was signed by the Scottish record label Linn Records, and her debut album, The Waiting Game, was released in 1992. The album was well reviewed and was selected by The Times…

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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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