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Matthew Ruddick

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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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Friday, 29 December 2017 19:12

Ian Shaw – Shine Sister Shine

Ian Shaw returns with a delightful mix of well chosen covers and originals.

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Old friends get together for a night of jazz and soul.

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Friday, 30 December 2016 09:22

Top Picks Of 2016

At the end of the year, we ask our reviewers for their top picks of the year. Last year, there was a lot of crossover, but this year, everyone highlighted different albums - such was the diverse range of fantastic new music. The CDs below range from the classic jazz trio to jazz-funk, cool European sounds to experimental free jazz, soul-jazz to retro. In short, there's something for everyone. We hope you enjoyed our CD and gig reviews throughout the year, and our interviews too. We'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support, and wish you all the best for 2017.

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Sunday, 14 February 2016 00:00

Ian Shaw – The Theory Of Joy

Fine, well paced set, mixing some unexpected covers and delightful originals.

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Wednesday, 10 February 2016 14:31

Ten Questions for Ian Shaw, UK Jazz Singer

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 in the UK and the US. He has been cited, along with Mark Murphy and Kurt Elling, as one of the world’s finest male jazz vocalists. Ian's latest album, The Theory Of Joy, will be released on 12th February on Jazz Village Music. 

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Rob Mallows

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