All About Jazz

Home » Member Page

Bev Stapleton

History teacher with an obsessive interest in a wide range of music

About Me

Some time in 1969 I started listening randomly to the radio and became absorbed. The rock music of the early 70s led me to the frontiers of jazz (thank you Soft Machine), classical (thank you Prog-Rockers) and folk music (thank you Fairport). From that point on exploring new musical genres became compulsive. In jazz I'm especially interested in current British and European music. I also enjoy English, Irish and Scandanavian folk music, early 20th century classical music (especially the British composers of that period) and left-field country music. The rock music of the 60s and early 70s continues to excite me; and I've recently grown curious about the wider musical world that falls under the 'World' umbrella.

In the spare time I have left over from listening to music I teach History to 11-18 year olds. Having just hit 50 I have inevitably turned to gardening. That wonderful invention, the CD walkperson, makes it possible to dig holes and listen to music. Life is good!

My Favorites

All About Jazz needs your support

Donate
All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, shelter in place and an uncertain future, we've pivoted our platform to collect, promote and broadcast livestream concerts to support our jazz musician friends. This is a significant but neccesary effort that will help musicians now, and in the future. You can help offset the cost of this essential undertaking by making a donation today. In return, we'll deliver an ad-free experience (which includes hiding the bottom right video ad). Thank you.

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.