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Author of Funny Valentine, an acclaimed new biography of the jazz trumpet player and singer, Chet Baker.
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Brian Jackson is an American keyboardist, flautist, singer, composer and producer known for his collaborations with Gil Scott-Heron in the 1970s. The sound of Jackson's Rhodes electric piano and flute accompaniments featured prominently in many of their compositions, most notably on The Bottle and Your…

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As a passionate and dedicated jazz musician married to a drummer, I welcomed the opportunity to celebrate the tenth International Jazz Day by delving deeper into the world of a drummer I have followed for many years and for whom I have the greatest respect…

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Multi award-winning /nominated vocalist, lyricist and producer, Georgia Mancio, is one of Europe’s most respected, adventurous and multi-faceted new artists. Her multi-lingual music references classic jazz and Latin alongside her own astonishing writing, always stamped with an unfailing emotional integrity. In March 2021, Georgia released…

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We’re looking forward to hearing Clare Teal and her regular accompanist Jason Rebello at The Pheasantry on Saturday 11 July. In advance of the gigs - we haven’t yet worked out whether to go to the early or the late sitting - we asked the…

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Multi-award winner as best jazz vocalist - BBC Jazz Awards 2007 and 2004 and Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2018, alongside nominations from the Jazz FM Awards 2013 and Downbeat Magazine 2017 - Ian Shaw has amassed a number of highly acclaimed internationally released albums and is…

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Mid-March 2020 will be remembered for bringing significant change to how we consume music. Many people are sitting at home listening to favourites or discovering new artists and albums. We spoke to Tom Green, British Jazz trombonist who is about to launch the second album…

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Voted one of the top bassists of 2016, 2018, and 2019 by the prestigious Downbeat Magazine Reader's Poll, Mark Wade has been an active bassist in the New York City area for over 20 years. His 2015 debut album Event Horizon and 2018 follow up…

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Magnus Öström was the son of an artist couple, and was influenced by the musical tastes of his older brother like Jimi Hendrix, Deep Purple, The Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd. At the age of eight years he built his first drum set and soon…

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Rob Mallows

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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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