Jo’s Thai Larb with Salad

When I tell people I give recipes each week for Fine Music Event News, I am always asked “when are you doing your salads?”. At home we have salad with some sort of protein very frequently. It might be a crisp salad with a Japanese dressing, crisp skin salmon piece Continue reading “Jo’s Thai Larb with Salad”

Kate Wadey, Jazz Standards

Kate Wadey, our 2020 Ken Weatherley Jazz Scholar, sings a selection of standards at Phoenix Central Park,

Kate Wadey | Vocals
Chris O’Dea | Tenor saxophone
Andrew Scott | Piano
Sam Dobson | Double bas

0:00 It Might as Well Be Spring / Tea for Two Medley Richard Rodgers & Continue reading “Kate Wadey, Jazz Standards”

Debunking some Mozart Myths

Mozart c. 1780, detail from portrait by Johann Nepomuk della Croce

Mozart and his music have been enthralling listeners for centuries. As a musician, right from an early age, he was incredibly inventive and adventurous. The only instrument he failed to master was the harp, and no sooner had the Continue reading “Debunking some Mozart Myths”

Me and Halie Loren

Jazz Notes by Louise Levy

Source: Halie Loren Official Instagram

I work in the library at Fine Music, filling in data for new jazz albums or completing information for the jazz catalogue. I listen on headphones to pass the time during the afternoon.

One afternoon in February last year, I Continue reading “Me and Halie Loren”

New Jazz from Cuba

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Jazz Sketches with Robert Vale (Wednesday 1 July at midday)

One of 2019’s most acclaimed contemporary jazz releases, “This Land Abounds With Life” comes from an ensemble headed by the Cuban pianist Fabian Almazan.

Almazan, now in his mid-thirties, was raised in Havana with an enduring respect Continue reading “New Jazz from Cuba”