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Jazz Standard – Theon Cross in the studio

On this week’s Jazz Standard I welcomed Theon Cross into the studio, tuba player of Sons of Kemet, Moses Boyd Exodus and loads more. He gave a performance of Sunny … Continue reading

August 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Getting social over Social Music with Jon Batiste.

I’m about to meet Jon Batiste, the ‘harmonium man himself’. Our interview has been pushed back thirty minutes (he’s flying in from Spain for one night) and so with the … Continue reading

July 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

I can add the sauce, HP.

https://www.talenthouse.com/i/356/submission/123540/220c8e6b HP have launched a competition to find a new roaming reporter for their Conntected Music content. And it involves interviewing Bastille – instant excitement. They asked me to demonstrate … Continue reading

July 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Jazz; A private member’s club?

Is jazz a private members club? Or do we just need to knock a little harder to let ourselves in? This is a question I’ve been asking myself for years. … Continue reading

July 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Uncle Rik

I watched Drop Dead Fred so much as a child on VHS that I wore two tapes out. I even referred to him as Uncle Rik as a child. Drop … Continue reading

June 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Intimidated by jazz? Be Free my friend.

Since I started my jazz show on Hoxton Radio six weeks ago, I’ve discovered so much incredible new music. A lot of people consider modern jazz to be dead, or … Continue reading

June 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Template for success? Breaking into the music industry.

http://www.londonlive.co.uk/programmes/not-the-one-show/clips/watch-this/ntos-30-05-2014-the-big-question-breaking-into-performing-part-2- Myself and Louise Houghton were invited onto Not The One Show to talk about how to break into the music industry as a performer. Not easy feat! We get … Continue reading

June 3, 2014 · Leave a comment