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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Jay Phelps at the Harrow Arts Centre

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Jay Phelps
Harrow Arts Centre
Hatch End, London
July 7, 2017

Harrovians don't know what they're missing. The Harrow Arts Centre, tucked away in Hatch End off the teeming Uxbridge Road in London's north-western suburb, has an adventurous booking policy--most such enterprises seem unwilling to recognise any ...

Phil Robson: Jazz For Babies - The Guitar Album

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Just what is the target demographic for a typical jazz album? Twenty to thirty year-olds? Forty to sixty year-olds? Anyone with enough spare cash to buy a copy? This series of recordings from bassist Michael Janisch makes its target audience perfectly clear both in the title--Jazz For Babies--and in the bottom left of the rather snazzy ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Soweto Kinch: The Legend Of Mike Smith

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Once upon a time the C-word was in common usage. It isn't heard so much these days, but the older generation mustn't be lulled into a false sense of security, because the younger generation remains perfectly capable of using the word on occasions. This is one of those occasions, because Soweto Kinch's The Legend Of Mike ...

ARTICLE: JAZZLIFE UK

The JazzLife UK Gilded Butterfly Awards 2011

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As Noddy Holder and the mighty Slade remind us every year, “It's CHRISTMAAAAAAS." With the Yuletide festivities comes the annual avalanche of End Of Year lists, Best Of awards and Grammy nominations. This year, JazzLife UK adds its own awards to the list: the inaugural JazzLife UK Gilded Butterfly Awards (or GBs). In line with the ...

NEWS: RADIO

Jazz Radio Returns a Second Time! Lydia Liebman's Reeds & Deeds II is back!

'Reeds & Deeds II' is returning for a second full year on WECB! The jazz radio program that made a big splash on the internet airwaves is back with more exclusive content, brand new tracks and exciting interviews. Lydia Liebman's radio program ran from September to May last year on Emerson College's internet radio station, WECB. Interviews ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Jay Phelps Big Band: Snape, UK, August 17, 2011

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Jay Phelps Big Band
Snape Maltings
Snape, UK
August 17, 2011

Trumpeter Jay Phelps, a native of Vancouver who moved to the UK in his teens, first came to the attention of the British jazz scene as a member of Tomorrow's Warriors. In his early 20s he co-founded Empirical, playing on that band's debut ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2011: April 27-May 2, 2011

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Cheltenham Jazz Festival
Cheltenham, England
April 27-May 2, 2011
The Cheltenham Jazz Festival, now in its sixteenth year, is one of the more eclectic of British jazz festivals, this year featuring major jazz figures such as vocalist Dame Cleo Laine and singer/pianist Jamie Cullum, cutting-edge bands like Outhouse Quartet and Curios, and throwing in ...

NEWS: RADIO

Jazz Radio Returns: Lydia Liebman's Reeds & Deeds II is back for a second season!

REEDS & DEEDS II RETURNS FOR A SECOND SEASON ON WECB After an outstanding debut, Lydia Liebman's “Reeds & Deeds II" is returning for a second season on January 23rd, 2011. “Reeds & Deeds II" is broadcast on WECB Online Radio from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. Bringing jazz beyond the college campus, Liebman's weekly Sunday evening ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Jay Phelps: Jay Walkin'

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Canadian-born trumpeter Jay Phelps moved to the UK at the age of 17. Since his arrival Phelps has gathered much valuable experience with acts such as Dennis Rollins (who guests on Jay Walkin''s “10 Years"), Tomorrow's Warriors and the award-winning Empirical, before embarking on this debut recording as leader at the age of 28. It's paid ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Jay Phelps: Swing Is The New Avant-Garde

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At the age of 28, trumpeter Jay Phelps already has a broad range of musical experiences under his belt, including co-founding the award-winning jazz group Empirical. Releasing his debut album as a leader, Jay Walkin' (Specific Records, 2010), seems like a natural next step. But Phelps is clearly not a man to be rushed. The album ...


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