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ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Jamil Sheriff: Helping shape a brave new jazz world

Read "Jamil Sheriff: Helping shape a brave new jazz world" reviewed by Rokas Kucinskas

Jamil Sheriff is a jazz pianist, composer, and educator. About 20 years after finishing studies in Leeds College of Music, the pianist became the head of the jazz department in the same institution; today he is regarded as one of the top jazz educators in the UK. Among many things Sheriff teaches composition, aural awareness, and ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Brilliant Corners Jazz Festival 2015

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Brilliant Corners Jazz Festival
jny:Belfast, Ireland
March 25-28 , 2015

Brilliant Corners may not be the biggest jazz festival in Northern Ireland--that accolade belongs to the City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival--but in just three editions it can already lay claim to being the best.

Eschewing the populist ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Jamie Taylor & Java: Cat Dreams

Read "Cat Dreams" reviewed by Matthew Warnock

With Cat Dreams, UK guitarist Jamie Taylor combines his high-energy chops with a hard swingin' rhythm section to produce an album that is sure to bring him greater recognition in North America. Jamie Taylor has become known as a young lion on the British jazz scene, as he regularly performs with some of the country's top ...