Sammy Stein,  Author

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Sleeve notes


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Getting your liner notes, sleeve notes and bio written, edited and present well is vital for any artist wishing to impress. I have worked with artists to make sure they present material without typos, mistakes and that is informative and concise. Contact me for rates.  


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Hello and welcome to my site.

Here you can find information on my professional services, books and link to the blog page where you will find articles discussing all things jazz plus reviews.
I am a writer with 5 books published, been commissioned by Readers' Digest, Library of Congress ( US) and reviews for 3 major columns. I also create liner and sleeve notes for musicians. 

I covered gigs for the BBC and curated a small festival in London.  One of my books went to number 1 on Amazon under the niche titles side. I have presented for US station Jazz Bites Radio and curated show series for them and appeared as guest on BBC radio shows, blogs and interviews.
What I enjoy most is interviewing musicians, reviewing their work and creating interesting articles, usually with a high input from those in the industry. The articles reflect issues which need to be discussed in the music industry. I also enjoy shing a light on musicians and issues which normally get little coverage but deserve more.

Awards: Jazz Times Distaff Award, JT Gearhead List, Phace Magazines' Music Book of The Year, JJA Best Book Nominee. Readers' Choice 5 star award for The Wonder of Jazz, All About Jazz number 1 review article. 

This site is for articles, reviews and discussion about jazz music - and often other subjects too. Check out my Jazz Report
blog to posts connected to the music that drives many people and leads to creative collaborations that can surprise and delight.


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