Our Editor

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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.

Sunday, 29 October 2017 03:00

Leo Richardson Quartet - The Chase

Talented saxophonist Leo Richardson gives a respectful nod to the cornerstone of jazz, hard-bop and swing, on his debut album.
Saturday, 14 October 2017 07:26

Sarah Elizabeth Charles - Free Of Form

Beautiful and exquisite lyrics combined with high quality production qualifies this album as a treasure find.
Thursday, 12 October 2017 23:46

Sabrina Malheiros – Clareia Remixes

The Malheiros samba soundtrack ventures to the dance floor and is successfully broken.
Without a doubt, Leo Richardson is widely recognised to be one of London's leading Jazz Tenor Saxophonists, best known for his honest, straight-ahead, contemporary hard-bop style. His most significant influences include John Coltrane, Joe Henderson, Dexter Gordon, Horace Silver and Art Blakey. Leo’s quartet consists of killer artists who are all standouts in their own right. Rick Simpson, winner of the Yamaha Scholarship Prize for Outstanding Jazz Musicians, resides on piano. Mark Lewandowski, one of the most sought-after young musicians of his generation, drives a hugely vibrant, powerful double bass. And, in keeping with the talent in this line-up, the exceedingly diverse Ed Richardson rounds things off on drums. In 2017, The Leo Richardson Quartet will be touring the UK in November-December, in support of their debut album, The Chase, on Ubuntu Music.
Finding Hermato Pascoal's lost 1976 studio session produces a show stopper. Something I resonate with.
Sunday, 17 September 2017 02:39

Rob Luft - Riser

Rob Luft already earnt his jazz pedigree at the age of 23.
Thursday, 31 August 2017 15:46

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah – Diaspora

Scott conjures up a magical album transforming Cu (Brass) to Au (Gold). A modern-day Alchemist.
Sunday, 13 August 2017 08:45

Avishai Cohen - Cross My Palm with Silver

No fake news as Cohen reminds us of the harshness and reality of world events.
Saturday, 29 July 2017 07:24

Trish Clowes - My Iris

There is something new and exciting happening in the world of contemporary jazz emanating from the UK.
Monday, 10 July 2017 16:58

Miles Mosley – Uprising

Kamasi Washington and Kendrick Lamar sideman impresses on his solo debut.
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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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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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Grae Shennan

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

Jazz-obsessed freelance writer and saxist.
 
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Kim Cypher

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

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

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