Issue no. 105 has a special report from this year's JazzAhead! conference, interviews with drummers Tony Kinsey and Bill Bruford, and a round-up of the summer's forthcoming festivals and workshops, as well as the usual reviews and listings.
The first of our sleek new-look editions contains a special report on the 2012 JazzAhead! conference in Bremen, as well as features on ACT Music's Siggi Loch on the label's 20th anniversary, Colin Towns talking about his new sextet, news, reviews, listings and more.
Attention all young jazz musicians with Scottish blood: the quest to find The Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year 2012 begins in January when details of how to enter will be posted on the website of the organisers, the Scottish Jazz Federation. Now in its sixth year, the competition has featured winners including pianist Alan Benzie, who went on to become the UK’s first-ever winner of the Billboard Magazine…
The first Jazz4Jed career development bursary, set up in memory of JazzUK founder and Artistic Director of the original Brecon Jazz Festival Jed Williams (see issue 100) has been awarded to saxophonist Jenny Bradley. The £500 award will allow her to travel to New York to spend some time working with Jeff 'King Django' Baker. As she puts it, 'I plan to expand my knowledge and take guidance from a…