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”

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

Lorenzo Spoleti (Unsplash.com)

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”

Me and Miles

Louise Levy reflects on her introduction to jazz

Photo Credit: Malik Shabazz (derivative of Miles Davis by Palumbo) CC BY-SA 2.0

A few years ago after I had retired from work, I started looking around for something to do. Because I enjoy jazz, I approached Fine Music and started working Continue reading “Me and Miles”

Jazzed About Your Birthday

Celebrating the great musicians of jazz on their special day!

June Birthdays

Lennie Niehaus
1 June, 1929

“I was always interested in composing and writing; I wrote music as a young teenager. I had always heard advanced chords, listening to my sister and father play romantic era music.”

Lennie Continue reading “Jazzed About Your Birthday”