Having orchestrated a number of features on stellar saxophonist Steve Williamson in Straight No Chaser and been instrumental in taking his band, That Fuss Was Us’ to play in Japan, I have no qualms in saying that I am a … Continue reading
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The lovely Guida De Palma rolls into London town to play Jazz Refreshed. Says it all! Guida is a Franco-Portuguese vocalist, songwriter and educator who spent most of her working life in Paris and London but now resides in Lisbon. … Continue reading
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Black Heart + The Dervish House: A couple of juicy summer reads well worth checking out. Mike Nicol’s ‘Black Heart’ is the third book in a trilogy of South African revenge thrillers featuring two former ANC activists/gun runners Mace Bishop … Continue reading
Straight No Chaser HQ was in London Fields in Hackney and we were part of a collective called Ellingfort Creative Partnership…. one that collective is Kristian Buus and this is a taster for a film he’s doing on urban bee … Continue reading