Jazz

Nicole Henry

It should have been such a simple task. Her people had spoken to my people… OK, I don’t actually have people, but you get the idea.  All I had to do was phone New York and talk to Nicole Henry. ‘The number you have dialled is not recognised’ – I looked, it seemed short. Better …

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Colchester Jazz

The Colchester Arts Centre Jazz Club goes from strength to strength. Early next month the highly-rated pianist, singer and composer Joy Ellis brings her take on the genre to town. Joy’s acclaimed debut album, Life On Land, reflects her passion for jazz, a love of groove and dance music, her classical roots as a pianist and the …

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Beth Hart

She was the talker, I was the clown. I arranged my interview with Beth Hart at the end of her 2017 European tour. It was the last night of the tour at Sentrum Scene. Oslo was cold and Christmas beckoned. But Beth was chilled and relaxed after a swim and we began to chat as …

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Clare Teal

I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to talk to Clare Teal recently. Despite the vagaries of both fixed and mobile communications contriving against us,  we discovered that she once played in a punk band! We had to re-arrange this interview because you caught the dreaded lurgy so my most important question to you …

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Debenham Jazz Festival

Jazz lovers in the heart of Suffolk are in for at treat in Debenham in May when the town’s first ever Jazz Festival takes place at Debenham Community Centre over three days from Friday 5th May 2017. The festival will feature eleven bands over the three days – both local bands and some from further …

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Ipswich Jazz Festival

A weekend of great musical events is planned for the next Ipswich Jazz Festival to be held from Friday 23rd June to Sunday 25th June.  Tickets are now on sale for most events. Starting on Friday 23rd June with a South African, Township style jazz concert by trumpeter Claude Deppa and the Clare Hirst Band, …

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