Jazz

M meets: YolanDa Brown part one

Double Mobo Award winner, YolanDa Brown is a self taught saxophonist who has played with everyone form Alexander O'Neal, Mica Paris, The Temptations, Soweto Kinch and Jools Holland.

Jazz Promoter funding

The PRS for Music Foundation are now accepting applications for 2012's Jazz Promoter Awards.

M meets: Neneh Cherry

Pioneering pop punk hip-hopper Neneh Cherry has got together with Nordic free jazz trio The Thing

Session: The Toy Hearts

The Toy Hearts follow a unique tradition that runs through many bluegrass bands; watch them in action.

Bluesfest 2012

Nick Lowe, Ronnie Wood, Van Morrison, Brand New Heavies, Hugh Laurie, Ian Siegal, Matt Schofield, Mick Taylor and Tom Jones are some of the British acts, who along with international stars Erykah Badu, Eric Bibb, Robert Cray and George Benson are performing as part of this year's London and Manchester Bluesfest.

Jack Bruce launches new supergroup

Legendary Cream bassist Jack Bruce has formed a new supergroup with members of Living Colour, Santana and Medeski Martin & Wood called Spectrum Road.

M meets… Belleruche

Belleruche were formed in 2005 when Ricky Fabulous and Tim Goodwin (AKA DJ Modest) were joined by vocalist Kathrin deBoer.

January Blues with The Toy Hearts

JANUARY BLUES: The Toy Hearts are a blues-tinged Americana band who's sound is steeped in the soul of the deep south. Drawing on influences from the Appalachian Mountains and the Mississippi Delta, the father and daughter trio have won plaudits across Europe and the US for their raw live performances and intricate adaptations of the traditional bluegrass sound.