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Maiden Voyage Festival 2019

“Everybody Loves the Sunshine” rang out at the Maiden Voyage Festival on the hottest ever August bank holiday weekend. The legend Roy Ayers was in town and played a selection of his jazz-funk classics, one of my favourite artists, having seen him a few times at the Jazz Cafe over the years. His voice is…

Jazz Re: Fest 2017 at the southbank

Wow another year and Jazz refreshed gets bigger and better. It was the place to be on Sunday 6th August 2017 at the Clore Ballroom in the Royal Festival Hall. The annual one day festival celebrating cutting edge jazz music is in its 5th year, at least a third more people than last year packed…

Jazz Re:freshed at the Southbank

Another excellent one day festival celebrating Jazz music curated by Jazz re:freshed This was the 4th year and the best yet. The sound was tight and the music was stomping. It was a hot / sweaty afternoon in the Clore Ballroom packed with double the audience than last year. The word has definitely been getting…

Bobby Womack a musical legend RIP

Another one of the soul legends has passed they seem to come far quicker these days. I first heard of Bobby Womack back on pirate radio back in mid 80’s listening to radio Caroline when there was no such channel on the radio that played soul music. From that first track I heard he became…

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