Giles Peterson

Interview: Zara McFarlane

Reggae loving chanteuse Zara McFarlane is being hailed as one of the best new voices in jazz and beyond. We find out why the likes of Gilles Peterson are such fans…

30 Seconds interview: Anushka

If your music receives a thumbs up from Giles Peterson’s ears, then you’re probably doing something right - and so it is with Anushka. Max Wheeler and Victoria Port are the Brighton duo who blend weighty UK bass and soulful house all topped off by Victoria’s honey vocals. Their debut Yes Guess EP has captured the sound of the summer with its breezy take on classic British dance. Imagine SBTRKT going out on the town with Jill Scott and you’re getting close…

Interview: Matthew Halsall

Mancunian musician Matt Halsall is an accomplish trumpet player who draws on a combined love of Ninja Tunes and John Coltrane to inform his music. M quizzed him on songwriting, recording and the health of the UK’s jazz scene…

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...