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Matthew Ruddick

Author of Funny Valentine, an acclaimed new biography of the jazz trumpet player and singer, Chet Baker.
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Matthew Ruddick

Matthew Ruddick MATTHEW RUDDICK is the author of Funny Valentine, an acclaimed new biography of the jazz trumpet player and singer, Chet Baker. 

Over the last few years, he was a regular music critic for a variety of publications, including HK-listings magazine Beats, and the author of Music On The Move, a music column in Escape travel magazine. 

Born in England, Matthew has been living in Hong Kong for eight years, and works in the finance industry.

Saturday, 23 September 2023 18:49

Matthew Halsall – An Ever Changing View

Finding beauty close to home.
Saturday, 09 September 2023 01:43

Ian Shaw - Greek Street Friday

Ian's first new album since 2019 has a more autobiographical feel.
Friday, 07 July 2023 16:05

Zoe Francis - Somewhere In The Night

Zoe Francis delivers a cool take on some of Blue Note classics.
A jazzy guide to modern life.
Thursday, 06 April 2023 03:34

Gabriel Latchin – Viewpoint

British pianist delivers his best album to date.
Saturday, 21 January 2023 23:26

Wild Card - Cabin 19 Fever

Jazz funk fever from Clement Regert and Wild Card.
Chamber jazz with a seasonal vibe.
Sunday, 27 November 2022 03:03

Robin Phillips - Back To The Source

Jazz musician Robin Phillips travels the blues trail, going back to the roots of the music that he loves.
Saturday, 12 November 2022 19:30

Fiona Ross – Jazz Cafe Posk, 11 November 2022

A musical feast from Fiona Ross and her band.
Saturday, 29 October 2022 22:49

Andrew McCormack - Terra Firma

Pianist returns to the trio format to great effect.
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