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JAZZ LEGEND LEE KONITZ DIES

It was announced earlier today that alto saxophone legend, LEE KONITZ, has succumbed to Covid 19 at the age of 92. Born in Chicago in 1927, Konitz  started out on clarinet, inspired by the...

JAZZ TRUMPETER WALLACE RONEY DIES

Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter, WALLACE RONEY, died in hospital in New Jersey on Wednesday April 1st after contracting Covid 19.  He was 59. Philadelphia-born Roney, a graduate of Howard University and alumni of the prestigious...
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AND THE JAZZ FM 2020 NOMINEES ARE…

          Nominations for the Jazz FM Awards 2020 have just been announced in celebration of jazz, soul and blues music, recognising emerging new talents, established stars and classic icons. This years nominees include several...
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SISTER SLEDGE: ‘Thinking Of You – The Atco, Cotillion & Atlantic Recordings 1973-1985’ (SoulMusic Records)

Sister Sledge are a bona fide household name, of course,  thanks to several big worldwide hits that sealed their immortality and confirmed their inclusion in the annals of popular music. Their most famous recordings...
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Over Here To Tempt Us – The Temptations’ Otis Williams On His Love Affair With The UK, Norman Whitfield, And Singing With President Barack Obama

         “Life is good – I woke up this morning!” So says 78-year-old Otis Williams, accompanying his quip with a hearty, self-deprecating chuckle. As the last surviving original member of the legendary...
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Jazz FM Awards 2020

      The Jazz FM awards are coming back. They’ll be returning to London’s Shoreditch Town Hall  on Wednesday 27th May.  Produced by Serious, the Jazz FM Awards began in 2013 and since then has established...
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JAZZED – World’s First Audio-Visual Jazz Streaming Service Launches Today

               Today marks the launch of  Jazzed, a dedicated jazz streaming platform looks set to change the way that the genre interfaces with listeners. Providing an integrated lisetening, viewing...

NEW KANDACE SPRINGS ALBUM DUE NEXT MONTH!

                               The soulful Nashville chanteuse, Kandace Springs, returns with a new album, her third for Blue Note, on March 27th, called ‘The Women Who Raised...

ANITA BAKER BOWS OUT AT LOVE SUPREME

                          The much-garlanded US soul songstress, ANITA BAKER, has disclosed that her appearance at East Sussex’s Love Supreme Jazz Festival on Saturday July 4th will be her last...