This site, LondonJazz, has just clocked up its 2000th visitor. If you have become a regular reader, thank you. It took just under three weeks to clock up the first 1000, and […]
Maria Schneider Laura Barnett wrote a feature in yesterday’s Guardian about women in jazz. Thank you Oliver for pointing it out to me on the phone. Good piece. The whole thoughtful article […]
Making a John Etheridge biography short
John Etheridge (Photo/Paul Darkwood) It’s a real challenge. How does one cut down a John Etheridge biography ? Simple you say. You edit it . You need to be totally merciless. Too […]
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TRY THESE LINKS! Mind-expanding quotes Fixing a Band for a Party Big Band Names David Newton’s “Alternative Professions” Desmondisms
Should all the Brits in the US come back?
Protectionism. British jobs for British workers. And the same in the US. It’s coming. But we don’t have to like it. I have already celebrated the luck we as Londoners have to […]
Very Quick Wednesday News Round-Up
BRECON 2009 WON’T HAPPEN The lead times are reckoned to be too short. They’re calling it a “Gap Year.” The full story comes from BBC Wales CHELTENHAM 2009(28 Apr-5 May)LOOKS GOOD The […]
Interview with Hungarian singer Julianna Fabian
Julianna Fabian Julianna Fabian from Budapest is not just making her London debut as a singer next week. She’s on her very first trip to London. I was first alerted to this […]
National Treasures of Jazz, Bill Ashton of NYJO
Bill Ashton and NYJO getting intothe Christmas spirit in 2007 An nice profile of Bill Ashton in the Harrow Observer gives me the germ of an idea, to start building up a […]
Review: Poles Together at Jazz Cafe Posk
In Ravenscourt Park, that no man’s land between Hammersmith and Chiswick, sits a low-rise, austere grey-and-white building from the early 1970’s, POSK, the Polish Cultural Centre. It takes its role in the […]
Better news on Brecon?
The BBC Wales Website is suggesting there will be some good news next week. Sregnif Dessorc.
Three up for a Grammy on Sunday Feb 8th
An Australian ,in the run-up to the Beijing Olympics, said that we Brits are only capable of winning medals in sports which we can play sitting down. Well ,there are three jazz […]
Where to go on a Saturday night.
What’s on tomorrow night? And how do you find out? First place to look is the regular six-to-seven nights a week venues. Ronnie’s: Tim Garland’s Lighthouse Trio, which I’ve already written about […]
The antidote to too many words. Four great bass players. Four real gentlemen. Four good images from Richard Kaby’s site Oli Hayhurst Larry Bartley Dave Green Jeremy Brown
Jean Toussaint has his next appearance at Steve Rubie’s intimate basement club, the 606, in Lots Road, Chelsea on February 5th. Steve Rubie has promoted him regularly, and with good reason. Because, […]
Less than six months ago, Phil Donkin was part of Gwilym Simcock’s trio at the Proms in front of a packed, ecstatic Royal Albert Hall . Live on BBC 2. Profile as […]