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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Rob Mallows

Big scale music ensures big impact on the listener.
Saturday, 07 October 2023 00:22

Daniel Karlsson Trio - Sorry Boss

Seven albums in, Swedish trio keeps on delivering magical jazz.
Friday, 18 August 2023 19:40

Wandering Monster - Zenna

A real band album that mixes original tracks splendidly.
As-live album captures sound of trio giving conventional jazz stylings plenty of bold new twists.
Friday, 25 November 2022 22:10

Bill Laurance - Affinity

Cracking contemporary keyboard playing that doesn't suffer from lack of accompaniment.
Saturday, 18 June 2022 23:37

Mathias Heise Quadrillion - Quadrillion

Jazz harmonica paints a kaleidoscope of colour over this outstanding album.
Sunday, 08 May 2022 02:17

Sameka - Introducing Sameka

Teutonic efficiency applied to bass-led fusion, to largely good effect.
Saturday, 02 April 2022 15:46

Kaleiido - Elements

A little cryptic but also rather moving exploration of the spaces in between.
Friday, 29 October 2021 19:27

Matt Stevens - Pittsburgh

Album with plenty of hardened acoustic steel.
Sunday, 01 August 2021 01:02

Mikael Máni - Nostalgia Machine

Beautiful sounds emanate from the land of fire and ice to wonderful effect.
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Our Contributors


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.