NYJO Chief Executive Susie York Skinner – London Jazz News

Susie York Skinner is Chief Executive of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO). NYJO, as she explains in this interview for International Women’s Day, is much more than a large ensemble putting on professional concerts. Whereas this – inevitably – is its main public face, NYJO is also several other things: a training organisation….a professional … Read more

Leadership coach Suzy Jackson – London Jazz News

Originally from Canterbury in Kent, Suzy Jackson studied for a B.Mus at King’s College London, which has a partnership with the Royal Academy of Music, and where she studied flute. Suzy ran the University of London’s Big Band from 2009-2011, and also formed an events company, Bright Young Events, while still a student. She joined … Read more

Kandace Springs Quartet / Sasha Berliner Quartet at Jazz Alley article @ All About Jazz

Courtesy Lisa Hagen Glynn By PAUL RAUCH March 8, 2022 Sign in to view read count Kandace Springs Quartet/ Sasha Berliner Quartet Jazz Alley Seattle WA February 27, 2022 Seattle’s premier jazz showroom, Jazz Alley, celebrated its 40th anniversary in anonymity during the pandemic. John Dimitriou’s 400-seater in the Belltown neighborhood grew from humble beginnings … Read more

German Agent / Artist Manager Anastasia Wolkenstein – London Jazz News

Anastasia Wolkenstein, originally from Magdeburg in the former East Germany, lives and works in Regensburg in eastern Bavaria. Her company, Agentur Wolkenstein, which she has run since 2009, has an artist list that might appear short (Anastasia has been known to call it a ‘family’), but it is one of the leading artist management and … Read more

Solo Clarinet ~ The Free Jazz Collective

By Steve Gijssels A quick update on new solo clarinet albums. We try to keep track of what’s happening out there, and offering you this list of possibly interesting albums will already be the first step. Our latest collective overview already dates from a 2014, which does not mean that we did not review solo … Read more

Featured Interview – Stephen Hull – Blues Blast Magazine

Cover photo © 2022 Bob Kieser Singer/guitarist Stephen Hull, of the aptly-named Stephen Hull Experience, wasn’t always a blues dynamo, capable of nailing just about any blues style, yet somehow projecting a distinct, personal voice. Before that, he was a child in a car, going with his father to get his weekly haircut. And listening … Read more

Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise article @ All About Jazz

By ROB MARIANI March 6, 2022 Sign in to view read count What these four gentlemen brought to jazz and the world of music, out of the careening bebop fury of the early ’50’s was the sound of elegance. This first article appeared at All About Jazz on November 8, 2006. New York City empties … Read more

Florian Arbenz – Conversations ~ The Free Jazz Collective

Florian Arbenz – Conversations #1 (2021) **** About a year ago Swiss drummer and composer Florian Arbenz released the first of his planned dozen “Conversations” recordings. Conversations #1 with Brazilian guitarist Nelson Veras and American trumpeter Hermon Mehari. Arbenz’s CV features tours with Greg Osby & Dave Liebman, and a duo recording with Osby from … Read more

Ray Wylie Hubbard & Willie Nelson Join Forces to Release New Single ‘Stone Blind Horses’

Ray Wylie Hubbard and Willie Nelson join forces to release new single and video ‘Stone Blind Horses’ from Hubbard’s upcoming star-studded album, ‘Co-Starring Too’ out March 18 via Big Machine Records. Co-Starring Too Features All-Stars Willie Nelson, John 5, Steve Earle, James McMurtry, Ringo Starr, LzzyHale, Heart’s Ann Wilson, Wynonna & more. “Stone Blind Horses” … Read more

Alexander Bryson – ‘The Alexander Bryson Trio’ (album launch 21 March 2022) – London Jazz News

London-born Pianist Alexander Bryson will launch his debut album The Alexander Bryson Trio (Hardbop Records) on Monday 21 March 2022 at Pizza Express Dean Street. His trio features Jeremy Brown ad Matt Fishwick. Interview by Brian Priestley LJN: Could you tell me about your early musical experiences – teachers/listening/early public performances? Alex Bryson: My family … Read more