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Matthew Ruddick

Editor
Author of Funny Valentine, an acclaimed new biography of the jazz trumpet player and singer, Chet Baker.
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Fernando Rose

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

The third album from the incredible Fiona Ross is original, soulful and full of passion.
Far Out Recordings continues to produce strong magnetic collaborations between the UK and Brazil in the forthcoming release - Palmares Fantasy with Sean Khan and Hermit Pascoal.
Tuesday, 24 April 2018 01:58

Sons Of Kemet - Your Queen Is A Reptile

Shabaka Hutchings tells us how it is with his new album on Impulse Records.
Re-mastered from the original master tapes, Far Out Recordings release a limited edition of the Edu Passeto and Gui Tavares album, Noite Que Brincou De Lua.
Saturday, 24 March 2018 18:48

Lonnie Smith - All in My Mind

Blue Note shares what's in Dr Lonnie Smith's mind.
Award winning bassist and composer Dan Casimir has become a regular fixture within the UK jazz scene providing his heavy weight upright sound for the likes of Julian Joseph, Jason Rebello, Lonnie Liston Smith, Ashley Henry, Camilla George and Nubya Garcia to name a few. Daniel has just released his debut album, Escapee, on the Jazzre:fresher label; a contemporary modern approach to jazz featuring Tess Hirst on vocals and Moses Boyd, MOBO Best Jazz Act 2015 & 2017 on drums. 
Friday, 09 February 2018 17:35

Victor Assis Brasil - Esperanto

Victor Assis Brasil’s classic Esperanto re-released on limited edition vinyl and CD.
Saturday, 03 February 2018 18:19

Laila Biali - Laila Biali

Laila Biali shines on her ACT debut.
Saturday, 27 January 2018 00:11

Paz, 13th January, The Bulls Head, Barnes

Veteran jazz fusion band light up SW London.
Pianist and composer self-titled studio album is being released on ACT records on 28th January 2018. The new album features some of the greatest jazz players of North America including Snarky Puppy members Larnell Lewis (drums) and Mike Maher (trumpet), organist Sam Yahel (Joshua Redman Elastic Band), trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire and bassist George Koller, as well as A-class session players of the pop rock world. These include drummer & co-producer Ben Wittman (Sting, Paul Simon), vocalists Lisa Fischer (Rolling Stones, Sting, Luther Vandross), Jo Lawry (Sting, Paul Simon, Peter Gabriel), Carlos Ricketts (John Mayer, Adele, U2) and organist Glenn Patscha (Sheryl Crow, Marc Cohn). 
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Our Contributors

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Rob Mallows

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

Freelance journalist & writer. Jazz mad. Art lover. Photography freak.
 
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Sammy Stein

With three books, many articles and a new book on the go.
 
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Simon Cooney

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

 

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Fernando Rose

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

Jazz-obsessed freelance writer and saxist.

 

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Grae Shennan

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