Jazz

Playlist: Afropunk London

Footloose festival Afropunk dabbles at the cutting edge of black urban culture, cooking up an untouchable line-up of genre-hopping talent. Our new playlist celebrates the London 2017 edition...

NEW AGE: jazz in 2017

Tina Edwards tunes in to UK jazz’s brightest new stars who are turning heads with their eclectic sounds and asks: isn’t it time we coined a new sub-genre for this?

Featured artist: Yazmin Lacey

Armed with nectar-sweet vocals and a discerning taste in beats, Notts-based Yazmin Lacey is cooking up a classy sound that's two-parts golden era jazz and one-part British urban...

Playlist: Mara Carlyle and Willy Mason

Sonic travellers Mara Carlyle and Willy Mason take us on an explorative mission to the four corners of the globe to unearth some of the best vocal and choral sounds on earth...

In print: M64

Bill Withers // Anne Dudley // New jazz // Un_classified // The Only Ones // Barry Adamson // Laura Cannell // Goat Girl // Brexit // Royalties

Interview: John Surman

'Jazz offers young musicians complete freedom of expression and the chance to be themselves every night': jazz master John Surman on the strength of the genre in 2017...

Featured artist: Poppy Ajudha

South Londoner Poppy Ajudha has got the internet in a twist with her new single, Love Falls Down. With its sassy vocal hooks and hazy downtempo vibes, its the perfect slice of sizzling alt-soul...