REELING IN THE YEARS:

“Everybody could put music in their pocket,”

INTO THE ´BEST-EVERS´ WITH A BULLET !´

It was if each of the fifteen players had chosen the precise spot on stage from which their instrument could be heard and identified through the auditorium.

REVEALING OR REVISING BILLIE HOLIDAY? by Gary Heywood-Everett

I’m not a woman. I’m not black. I’m not a jazz musician although in my dreams I’m playing keyboard in the Miles Davis band or alto on tour with Ellington. I can’t sing and I don’t understand about sexual masochism. So how on earth can I write about Billie Holiday ? How can anyone ?
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MAXINE GORDON. role model and utter inspiration

Maxine Gordon is a huge supporter and advocate of new artists, not only sometimes advising on the business side of things but regularly going to gigs not only in New York, but also across the country.

TRIO ARRIAGA VIOLINIST, CELLIST, PIANIST & page turner

What a credit this all was to the 37th Canary Islands International Music Festival and to Lanzarote venues and all those on our sister islands who moved heaven and earth and covid to allow shows like this to take place in some kind of normality.

JAZZ ON RETURN JOURNEY

The Grand, in Clitheroe is beginning the careful process of bringing back live audiences, starting with an even called Cloudspotting, scheduled for the weekend of 6th to 8th August 2021 in the beautiful Gisburn Forest

THE LANGUAGE OF THE GODS

We had heard the music of the gods but what I will take with me, when I finally go to meet them across the across the great divide, will be that simple bhodran-led folk song.

WALLY WHYTON REMEMBERED

Wally Whton will be remembered by thousands, some recalling his part in the great skiffle movement, others who were bought his children´s albums by parents and grandparents, and those who listened in maturity to his radio broadcasts´
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GYSPY JAZZ CARAVAN THROUGH JULY 2021

The Gypsy Jazz Festival is billed as a ´Memorial Celebration Of Jazz Guitarist Ian Cruickshank´to be held on Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st July.

CONFESSIONS OF A CRITIC standing the test of time

there were occasions when I felt disappointed in a work I had been looking forward to, though I have come to realise that I would very often grow to love a piece that I had initially not taken to. With understanding comes wisdom and all that !