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Matthew Ruddick

Author of Funny Valentine, an acclaimed new biography of the jazz trumpet player and singer, Chet Baker.
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Kind of Jazz - Items filtered by date: April 2021
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 and admiration. Her achievements speak for themselves and are great testament to her ability and wide-ranging drumming styles together with an easy-going approach to her work. From early days performing on the Bristol jazz scene with the likes of Andy Sheppard, Pee Wee Ellis and Get the Blessing, to recording the original soundtrack for Peaky Blinders with recording project Feverist, forming alternative genre band Mesadorm with a group of friends, designing and performing drum clinics based around playing ‘grooves’ and performing world tours with the likes of Paloma Faith and Goldfrapp, the world of drummer Daisy Palmer is fascinating, inspiring, full of variety and all centred around family life.  
Published in Interviews
Saturday, 24 April 2021 15:21

Shez Raja - Tales From The Punjab

Magical journey to the Punjab with bass player Raja.
Published in New Releases
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 her eighth album – Quiet Is The Star, and the second in partnership with Grammy-winning pianist/composer Alan Broadbent. Their first album, Songbook (2017), was launched at a sold out headline show at Ronnie Scott’s (“unequivocally, one of the gigs of the year” Jazzwise) with subsequent performances across Europe and the US, including famed New York clubs Dizzy’s (Jazz at Lincoln Center), Kitano and Mezzrow.  Georgia is interviewed by the acclaimed pianist and singer, Wendy Kirkland. Wendy is a part of the excellent Women In Jazz Media initiative, and KoJ is delighted that she has offered to join the team.
Published in Interviews
Saturday, 10 April 2021 22:38

Zoe Gilby - Aurora

Award-winning singer Zoe Gilby returns, tackling the compositions of trumpet player Tom Harrell.
Published in New Releases
Thursday, 08 April 2021 03:14

Sarah Moule - Stormy Emotions

Sarah Moule delivers a gorgeous collection of songs by Fran Landesman and Simon Wallace.
Published in New Releases

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