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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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Rob Mallows

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.
Monday, 07 August 2017 04:33

Mathias Heise Quadrillion - Decadence

Danish band with big number fixation makes strong case for guilt-free jazz-funk-fusion.
Thursday, 03 August 2017 01:11

Big Bad Wolf - Pond Life

London-based young guns make upbeat album with a summertime feel.
Friday, 23 June 2017 15:52

Chick Corea - The Musician

Finest keyboardist of his generation gets well-deserved retrospective capturing 70th birthday celebrations.
Saturday, 29 April 2017 00:05

Craig Taborn - Daylight Ghosts

Reed and keyboard mix serves up nice slice of contemporary jazz.
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.
Saturday, 04 February 2017 01:03

Daniel Karlsson Trio - Ding Dong

Swedish keyboard trio start to ring the changes with fourth album of effortless modern jazz.
Saxophonist Halperin teams up with guitarist Nyberg for an old-school live album.
Swedish jazz pioneer remembered on broad music canvas, with colourful results.
Sunday, 18 September 2016 03:07

Neil Cowley Trio - Spacebound Apes

Kind-of jazz album is kind-of cool.

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Rob Mallows

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

Simon Cooney

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

Fernando Rose

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

Grae Shennan

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

Hilary Robertson

Jazz-obsessed freelance writer and saxist.

Kim Cypher

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

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.

Wendy Kirkland

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

Elana Shapiro

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