News for September 2020

New Book coming soon - I am currently working with the US author and editor Debbie Burke on a book about gender disparity in UK jazz. We have input from eminent researchers, a forward by Issie Barrett , evidence both qualitative and quantitative from festivals, musicians, venue managers, heads of jazz faculties and music schools and other jazz writers. The book investigates the gender disparity in UK jazz, proves it is a fact, seeks to understand the reasons behind it and the way forward. It discusses initiative, positive future ideas and how jazz is slowly but surely coming into the 21st century.  

Women in Jazz - their own words - is coming out in October with 8th House publishing. It is 21 in depth interviews with stellar jazz women who tell their stories of their journeys in jazz. Gerogia Mancio, Sheila Jordan, Selena  Albright, Arema Arega, Jane Bunnett and many more delight in their narrative and tell many interesting, contrasting and delightful tales. 

Interviews - Mats Gustasfsson and I got together and wrote a piece about Mats's experiences during COVID 19. We discuss new collaborations, the changes in jazz, his vinyl collection and much much more.  

Reviews - I have reviewed 'Flow' by Maria Chiara Argiro and Jamie Leeming for Jazz Views and Champian Fulton's 'Birdsong' for Something Else Reviews