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 […]

This week: New heat from Kamasi Washington, Ezra Collective, Ruby Rushton, bassist Mikele Montolli and a cool poetry interlude featuring new Nicole Mitchell, Yusef Komunyakaa and Robert Mitchell. Hear a new cut from Wayne Shorter produced band Holophonor and one or two classic fusion cuts including Weather Report and Herbie Hancock. Playlist: Kamasi Washington – […]

This week I’m joined by virtuoso Italian pianist Marco Marconi in conversation about his third album ‘Trialogue’ and in session, solo piano. Plus, hear new music from trumpeter Christian Scott’s third release this year ‘Emancipation Procrastination,’ a collaboration between saxophonists Dave Liebman and Joe Lovano in tribute to John Coltrane, pianist David Virelles, and Guadeloupe-an […]

Trini-born Miami-based Steel Pan player Leon “Foster” Thomas made a welcome return to the UK with a sell-out night of breathless virtuosity at London’s Jazz@PizzaExpress on August 3rd. Leon is the go-to guy for his instrument in the U.S and recently released a superb album called ‘Metamorphosis.’ Leon is steadily building a reputation for pushing […]