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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.

Sunday, 21 March 2021 01:39

Veronica Swift - This Bitter Earth

Breathtaking new album addresses some of the problems we face today.
Friday, 19 February 2021 17:23

Brian Charette - Power From The Air

Hammond organ player Charette draws his power from the air - and computers.
The inspirational story of Barbara Thompson, in her own words. Review by Fiona Ross.
Saturday, 30 January 2021 17:16

Allison Neale - Quietly There

Alto saxophonist returns to the West Coast.
Saturday, 23 January 2021 21:07

Gemma Sherry - Let's Get Serious

Australian-born singer gets cheeky, not serious.
Friday, 08 January 2021 04:21

QOW Trio - QOW Trio

Saxophone trio, Rollins-style.
Saturday, 21 November 2020 17:30

Matthew Halsall - Salute To The Sun

The welcome return of Manchester's finest.
Magnificent reinvention of Radiohead classic.
Friday, 30 October 2020 16:23

Rob Barron - From This Moment On

Pianist Rob Barron and his Trio deliver a swinging set.
Saturday, 17 October 2020 00:36

Judith and Dave O'Higgins - His N Hers

Husband and wife duo battle it out for that second glass.

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