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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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Winner of the 2014 Kenny Wheeler Jazz Prize, Misha Mullov-Abbado is an in-demand bass player, composer and arranger based in London. He is a 2014 City of Music Foundation Artist and recently released his debut album New Ansonia consisting of all his own compositions performed…

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Daniel Karlsson first came to the notice of UK audiences primarily through his role as keyboardist in Swedish group Oddjob and with the band of former EST drummer Magnus Öström. A well-known jazz figure in his native Sweden, he is achieving some increased recognition now…

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Jim Richardson is an English jazz bassist and session musician. An original member of pioneering British jazz-rock band, If (1969–1973), he went on to undertake session and studio work. Around 1975–76 he was also a member of Pip Pyle's The Weightwatchers, with Elton Dean and…

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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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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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