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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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Swedish trio shine in Brum’s jewellery district.

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Published in Gigs
Friday, 18 August 2017 15:40

Magnus Lindgren - Stockholm Underground

Influence of American jazz refugees in '60s Stockholm rings true in this tribute to flute icon.

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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 across Europe, not least as a result of the success of his own trio’s first four albums, the most recent of which - “Ding Dong” - was released at the start of 2017. In London recently to play Oddjob’s Jazzoo - a 40 minute animated jazz concert for children - at the South Bank, Kind of Jazz caught up with Daniel to talk about his career.

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Published in Interviews
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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Swedish prize-winning keyboardist follows up first two albums with another sucker punch of Nordic nu-jazz.

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Our Contributors

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Rob Mallows

London Jazz Meetup owner and fan of ‘plugged in’ jazz.
 
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Simon Cooney

By day a full time Londoner in tv news. By night jazzaholic
 
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Fernando Rose

I love my jazz and I bless the funk. I play percussion for all and sundry and go by @Mr Cool.
 
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Grae Shennan

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

Jazz-obsessed freelance writer and saxist.
 
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Kim Cypher

Saxophonist, vocalist, composer, band leader and radio show presenter. Follows dreams and loves to celebrate great music and musicians.
 
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Fiona Ross

Fiona is the founder of the award winning organisation Women in Jazz Media. She was the guest editor in chief for the 2020 edition of Jazz Quarterly and writes for many publications across the globe.
 
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Wendy Kirkland

Jazz pianist and singer with wide musical tastes spanning latin through fusion to bebop and swing. Cat fanatic.
 
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Elana Shapiro

From Manchester, currently living in Berlin. Lover of jazz, RnB, and soul inspired music.