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WISHFUL THINKING

London keyboard wizard Bill Laurance and Californian multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire Michael League are best known for their roles in Snarky Puppy, the Grammy-winning, US-based band they co-founded. Now though, the pair have joined forces outside...

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FRED’S BLUES…

FRED DAVIS is a little known blues man. He worked in and around Cleveland and fronted a band – Dave & The Blues Express. For reasons never explained his career terminated when  he was...

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GETTING IT RIGHT!

Over the past year or so, Toronto-based  CLAIRE DAVIS has emerged as a contemporary soul contender. She’s made real impact via a series of quality singles, the last being a sweet and lovely throwback...

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KENT RECORDS; VINYL BONANZA!

Ace’s KENT subsidiary imprint continues to celebrate its 40th anniversary with a plethora of vinyl releases to satisfy the most discerning of soul collectors. Amongst the upcoming 7”s is a disc on the Houston...

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LOOKING THROUGH THE WINDOW…

By common consent one of last year’s best contemporary soul album’s was RAJA-NEE’S ‘The Sovereign Of 14742’. (see our review…  https://www.soulandjazzandfunk.com/reviews/raja-nee-the-sovereign-of-14742-jarf-music-group/ ). The album  went #1 on both the Amazon and UK Soul chart...

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SEEKING SALVATION…

BOBBY WASHINGTON is an American indie, R&B/soul singer/producer who gained mileage with his singles, ‘Burn It Down’, ‘Not Just A One Night Stand’  and ‘Feanin’’ both highlighting Mr W’s unique, idiosyncratic  but appealing vocal...

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 TO MOTHER…

The steel pan isn’t an instrument that immediately springs to mind when discussing jazz, but steel pan virtuoso LEON FOSTER THOMAS is on a mission to change that. Leon has a Bachelor of Music...

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Claire Martin And Scott Dunn Celebrate Richard Rodney Bennett

The award-winning, OBE-decorated British jazz singer CLAIRE MARTIN follows up 2020’s Songs And Stories, her acclaimed hook-up with rising trombonist/arranger Callum Au, with another collaborative venture: this time with noted US conductor/arranger SCOTT DUNN...

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North Sea Jazz Festival Lineup Announced

Now in its 47th year, the annual, world-renowned North Sea Jazz Festival returns to Rotterdam’s Ahoy Centre this July promising a star-studded gala of performers spread across fifteen stages. As the world’s largest indoor...