Original Jazz FM line-up March 1990

This is the first ever Jazz FM line-up to go live on March 4th 1990, launch day. These were great days with good memories and wonderful people. Thanks to my friend David Vick for finding and scanning this beauty.

Return To Plough Lane. The rise and rise of AFC Wimbledon

As a life-long Wimbledon F.C supporter and founding member of AFC Wimbledon it was a pleasure contributing to this podcast. If you’re a football fan or just enjoy a great (true) story take a listen. I’m “Phillo”.

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.