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Matt Clark

Matt Clark is a guitarist/composer from London, England. His career has spanned 35 years, encompassing genres as broad as punk, alternative, jazz and blues, experimental and electronic dance music. Matt is currently working with a number of projects: Matt Clark Three – Jazz influenced grooves. Mostly instrumental. Combining a love of lo-fi loops and samples, avant-garde jazz and New York No Wave to create a sound at once old and new, Brighton based musician Matt Clark introduces new sounds for a locked down world… Phonoscene Presents – Live improvised film scores

Joy Ellis

Joy Ellis is a pianist, singer and composer based in London. Since graduating from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama she has toured all over the world playing jazz. Past gig highlights include Ronnie Scott’s, the Jazz Café and the Barbican Pit Theatre in London, the London Jazz Festival, the Cork Jazz Festival and No Black Tie Jazz Club in Kuala Lumpur. She was recently selected as one of fourteen emerging artists to work with Mercury-nominated singer ESKA on a composition residency in Manchester. In December 2019, Joy released her second album entitled 'Dwell'. The album reflects her passion for jazz and improvisation, her love of groove and dance music, her classical roots as a pianist and the soulful, poetic aspects of being a singer-songwriter.

Green Man Interviews: Alabaster DePlume

Read "Green Man Interviews: Alabaster DePlume" reviewed by Martin Longley

Alabaster DePlume has a softness of saxophone tone. He also has a hardness of poetic intent. These divergent aspects of this multi-instrumentalist, London-living bon vivant can be heard on an impressive pair of recent releases. To Cy & Lee: Instrumentals Vol. 1 (International Anthem Recording Co.) finds DePlume at his most introspective, making music ...

Alabaster DePlume

This fluid live music performance reassures with behaviour and sound while it challenges with thoughts and words. With two recent viral clips shared close to a thousand times with 55K minutes viewed, the show delivers a distinct political philosophy through hilarious and provocative honesty. The quartet performance described as “The best artistic event I have ever experienced in my life” on the Manchester Jazz Festival website has also toured solo internationally. Collaborating with a fresh ensemble of musicians each month in his East London development residency ‘Peach’, saxophonist and spoken word artist Alabaster is engaging communities in the production of his 4th album The Corner of a Sphere

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Stones From the Inside: Rare and Unseen Images

Read "Stones From the Inside: Rare and Unseen Images" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

Stones From the Inside: Rare and Unseen Images Bill Wyman 272 Pages ISBN: 978-1788840699 Acc Art Books 2020 The most important musician in a band is the drummer. Everyone agrees that no group is better than its drummer. Then there are the singers—aka the frontmen—and the lead guitarists, and ...

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Rich Perks

As a both a guitarist and composer Rich exhibits a keen interest in anything unusual, progressive and innovative. As well as being an active gigging musician, he is currently studying for his PhD at Brunel University where he specialises in constructing compositional methodologies for improvising musicians. Rich started playing guitar at the age of twelve and after being in several rock covers bands at school and college, performing in a variety of clubs and pubs up and down the country, Rich moved to Southampton to study Mathematics. During this time he held the guitarist chair in the Southampton University Jazz Orchestra (SUJO) for three years, playing venues all over the UK as well as at the North Sea Jazz Festival (Holland), plus several dates at the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland)

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Geoff Mason

Geoff runs his own jazz quintet with the tenor sax player Simon Spillett and John Horler which has played most of the jazz festivals and clubs in the UK their two Cds have featured on BBC radio 2’s “The Best of Jazz”. He is a member of RMG Collective a Modern/Latin group with Jonathan Gee ,Steve Rubie and Winston Clifford. He has played at the Ronnie Scotts, the 606 Club,The Pizza Express jazz club Dean Street, Cork Jazz Festival, Ealing jazz Festival,and has worked with many top jazz stars including visiting Americans Scott Hamilton ,Greg Abarte & Daryl Sherman and UK musicians Steve Waterman ,Henry Lowther, Derek Nash, Steve Fishwick and Dave O’Higgins

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Portrait Of Cannonball Adderley: Award-Winning Saxophonist Tony Kofi Readies “Another Kind Of Soul” For April 24th Release

Portrait Of Cannonball Adderley:  Award-Winning Saxophonist Tony Kofi Readies  “Another Kind Of Soul” For April 24th Release

BBC and Parliamentary Jazz Awards winner Tony Kofi will release Another Kind of Soul 24th April on The Last Music Company label. The album, recorded live at Luton’s Bear Club in 2019 by Paul Riley, also features Andy Davies on trumpet, pianist Alex Webb, bassist Andrew Cleyndert and Alfonso Vitale on drums. The session traces the ...

Kevin Fox and Guildhall School Jazz Musicians

Guildhall School jazz musicians turned their online workshop/masterclass with Kevin Fox into a chance to make some music, singing Kevin's arrangement of What is Hip?. The singers are Kevin Fox (percussion), Freddie (bass), Amy, Martina, Michelle, Verity (altos), Clare, Francesca, Imogen, Ribka, Sinziana, Sydney (sopranos), Aitzi, Chris, Kenneth, Luca, Ralph (tenors) with audio mix by Nick Girard.


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