Our Editor


Matthew Ruddick

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.

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). 
Monica Vasconcelos re-tells the story of the Brazilian military coup of 1964 on her long anticipated new album.
Saturday, 11 November 2017 16:44

Marius Neset - Circle Of Chimes

When I first heard Neset, I thought he and his collective were an oddity. But soon I realised they are a precious jazz commodity.
Sarah Elizabeth Charles is a jazz and soul vocalist, now residing in New York. She is known for her incredible vocal dynamics and socially conscious lyrics. Sarah has just released her new album, Free of Form, on the Ropadope label featuring her band Scope and co-producer Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah.
More social music than jazz.
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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.