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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, 12 April 2020 18:54

JZ Replacement - Disrespectful

Dynamic new power trio led by Jamie Murray and Zhenya Strigalev.
Multi-award winner as best jazz vocalist - BBC Jazz Awards 2007 and 2004 and Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2018, alongside nominations from the Jazz FM Awards 2013 and Downbeat Magazine 2017 - Ian Shaw has amassed a number of highly acclaimed internationally released albums and is a popular performer both in the UK and the US. 2019 saw Ian recording What's New with the legendary saxophonist and composer, Iain Ballamy and young piano player, Jamie Safir. The album was released in April 2020.
Not one, but two must-haves.
A return to how it all started.
Saturday, 22 February 2020 07:14

Elliot Galvin - Live In Paris

Spellbinding solo recording that demonstrates the pianist at his best.
Voted one of the top bassists of 2016, 2018, and 2019 by the prestigious Downbeat Magazine Reader's Poll, Mark Wade has been an active bassist in the New York City area for over 20 years. His 2015 debut album Event Horizon and 2018 follow up Moving Day were released to international acclaim. The albums received great critical reviews from a host of domestic and international publications such as Downbeat Magazine, Jazz In Europe, Cadence Magazine, Kind of Jazz, The New York City Jazz Record, All About Jazz, Jazz Life (Japan) and several others.   
Italian pianist and American bass player reunite for a memorable gig.
Tuesday, 28 January 2020 11:46

Wild Card - Beast From The East

Wild Card bring their very own Beast From The East. Be warned - it's catchy!
Unique pairing reunites for a farewell tour.
Sunday, 01 December 2019 18:34

David Dower Trio - There Are No Stars

Melodic pianist returns with an adventurous and playful new album. 

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