The Observer Autumn Culture Preview needs to broaden its outlook

The Autumn Culture  Preview in  the New Review  in the Observer on the 1st September 2019 was disappointingly narrow in its outlook. The highlights were heavily skewed towards London and limited in the coverage of different genres of music. There…

2019 All Party Parliamentary Jazz Awards Nominations Announced

2019 All Party Parliamentary Jazz Awards Nominations Announced The nominations have today been announced for the 2019 Parliamentary Jazz Awards.The Awards, organised by the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group (APPJAG) with the support of PizzaExpress Live. The nominees include…

Rebirth of the cool – Streaming helps jazz reach new audiences – up to a point Lord Copper

There was an article by Sarah Marsh in the Guardian on Monday 29th July 2019 reporting that rising numbers of younger fans have sparked a UK jazz renaissance and streaming sites report growth in young listeners and festivals are signing…

Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2019

Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2019

Press Release Voting is now open for the 2019 Parliamentary Jazz Awards, which will take place at PizzaExpress Live, Holborn, London on Tuesday 3rd December 2019. Entries are open to anyone with the final deadline for entries set for midnight…

Debbie Dickinson  17 May 1957 – 1 March 2019

Debbie Dickinson 17 May 1957 – 1 March 2019

Debbie Dickinson 17th May 1957 – 1st March 2019 It is with overwhelming sadness that I received the news that Debbie had passed away. Debbie was an incredibly talented educator, International live sound engineer, music event manager, tour manager, music…

Ubuntu Music – End of year report – Top marks and a gold star.

Martin Hummel the Managing Director of Ubuntu Music has just released their Year End Review for 2018 and looking ahead to 2019. I wish other organisations in jazz would do the same and issue annual reports with an indication of…