Jazz

30 Seconds interview: GoGo Penguin

GoGo Penguin are a Mancunian jazz three piece with a reputation for making ambitious and adventurous music. Giles Peterson is a fan with their debut Fanfares nominated for best jazz album at the Worldwide Awards. M spends 30 Seconds with them to find out why they started writing music and where they look for musical inspiration...

Interview: Jason Yarde

Jazz composer and saxophonist Jason Yarde has garnered some unique praise for his work over the years. His cannon of original compositions and collaborations have consistently been met with cheers of ‘powerful’, ‘spiritual’, ‘formidable’ and even ‘hair-raising’...

Interview: Nikki Iles

Acclaimed jazz artist Nikki Illes is celebrating her 50th birthday and going on tour with new outfit The Printmakers to celebrate. M spoke to her ahead of the gigs to find out how she first discovered her passion for the genre…

In session: Brand New Heavies part 2

Brand New Heavies are back after a lengthy hiatus and for many they’re sounding better than ever. These acid jazz pioneers have Forward, their first album in six years due out very soon and are due to embark on a whole summer of touring. As a taster you can watch the band play an exclusive version of their big hit Dream on Dreamer for M…

In Session: Brand New Heavies part 1

Ealing’s finest the Brand New Heavies are celebrating almost 30 years together in 2013 with new album Forward. These acid jazz pioneers are heading back out on the road to mark the release and showcase their new material as well as their classic hits. Watch the group play an acoustic version of their new single Sunlight.