On the eve of the London Jazz Festival, Phil Johnson ponders the genre’s future
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Thursday 04 March 2010
Introduced by Ruby Wax, the singer-pianist and would-be comedienne was in exalted company, with Phil Jupitus and her husband Harry Shearer, of Spinal Tap, in attendance at a well-supported show.
Monday 08 February 2010
Wednesday 23 December 2009
We want you to enjoy yourselves," Ronnie Scott told the audience in his club, "so eat, drink and be merry. Pretend you're on the Titanic."
Friday 20 November 2009
For four decades, Jeff Clyne led the way as the most accomplished and versatile of British bass players.
Wednesday 02 September 2009
Saturday 08 August 2009
My parents were ... My father, Keith, was a carpenter and my mother, Violet, was a housing manager. They are both still alive, hardworking, traditional and determined to survive in this cold environment.
Saturday 25 July 2009
Friday 26 June 2009
In Spencer Leigh's survey of Steve Race's life (obituary, 24 June) he states: "When he criticised Roland Kirk, the American saxophonist challenged him to join his musicians at Ronnie Scott's Club, and Race acquitted himself well," writes Ron Malings. I was present at Ronnie Scott's on the night he refers to and this is more or less what happened.
Wednesday 24 June 2009
Steve Race was a versatile musician and broadcaster, most often associated with jazz and with the long-running panel game, My Music, which was a success on both radio and television.
Sunday 14 June 2009
This is pure jazz gold-dust: rediscovered music by Gerry Mulligan and Gil Evans written for Claude Thornhill's pre-Birth of the Cool orchestra and never released in complete form before.
Wednesday 03 June 2009
To celebrate the legendary jazz club's 50th anniversary, The Independent has teamed up with Ronnie Scott’s and the BFI to offer readers a chance two tickets to Mica Paris' concert on Wednesday 10t June at Ronnie Scott's in London.
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