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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, 26 August 2016 15:22

Mats Eilertsen - Rubicon

Norwegian bassist gets feet wet on first solo ECM outing.
Friday, 15 July 2016 20:55

Jasper Høiby - Fellow Creatures

Danish jazz trio reinventor goes 66% bigger.
Unexpectedly unplugged gig at refurbished venue.
Friday, 29 April 2016 01:10

Snarky Puppy - Culcha Vulcha

Texas-homed global phenomenon’s first studio album in eight years. Top stuff, but third Grammy next year not a certainty.
Drummer blows Ronnie’s audience away with awesome display of rhythmic and melodic power.
Wednesday, 27 April 2016 16:15

Shez Raja, 21st April, 606 Club, London

Entertainment was always on the cards at the Gurutopia launch party.
The Swedish drummer has a new album and brings his propulsive instrumental sound to Ronnie Scott’s on 26 April. Magnus Öström is known to most global jazz listeners as the former drummer e.s.t., the most successful jazz group of the 2000s started with his childhood friend Esbjörn Svensson. However, since the latter’s untimely death in 2008, Öström has composed and performed his own music which arguably takes his signature sound in e.s.t. sound a stage further. The latest release - Parachute - is his third album, and he and his band will be playing Ronnie Scott’s live on 26 April.
Monday, 11 April 2016 13:47

Magnus Öström - Parachute

Fantastic genre-mixing album showcases the hypnotic pulse of this mild-mannered yet musically dynamic drummer.
Wednesday, 30 March 2016 07:59

Cory Henry - The Revival

Eleven intense lumps of Hammond organ groove, requiring much chewing.
Saturday, 19 March 2016 07:33

Bill Laurance - Aftersun

Puppy keyboardist shows quality of his playing, covering all the musical bases.

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Rob Mallows

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

Simon Cooney

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