Jazz

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.

Interview: Sarah Class

Composer of BBC's Africa series talks about turtles, baby elephants and writing diverse soundtracks for natural history programmes.

Interview: Lizzie Deane

Singer-songwriter Lizzie Deane started off her career in college productions, graduating to the international stage as a session singer with the likes of Pee Wee Ellis, Mica Paris, Jocelyn Brown and Boy George. Here, she tells M about her new album and residency.

Derek Watkins 1945 – 2013

Trumpeter Derek Watkins, who played on every James Bond soundtrack from Dr. No to Skyfall, has passed away aged 68.