Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2017

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I’m extremely grateful to the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group (APPJAG) for awarding me ‘Jazz Media Of The Year’ award last night. It’s lovely to get an award but particularly in a room full of people, all of whom you thoroughly respect for their dedication to, and love of, jazz across the country. Full respect to my fellow nominees Jazzwise Magazine and brilliant writer and broadcaster Kevin LeGendre.

Live Art Images From Love Supreme Festival – Gina Southgate

These are abstract images live-painted during sets on the Jazz In The Round stage and main stage at Love Supreme Festival 2017. Gina is resident artist at the monthly Jazz In The Round sessions at London’s Cockpit Theatre. You can see her work in full here.

#Flashback – Lauryn Hill gold, and later platinum, discs all round for (L-R) me, David Rodigan, Lorraine Ashdown, Melissa Johnson and Steve Jackson at Kiss 100 FM. We gave much love to her debut ‘The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill’ in 1997.