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Alison Kerr's Jazz Blog
Alison Kerr is an award-winning journalist whose passion for jazz ignited..
It was only when George Masso, who died in October at the age of 92, happened to hear a solo by the trombonist Lou McGarity on the Benny ..read more
Luca Manning may only have left school two years ago, but the young jazz singer with the soulful, gentle voice already has an award on ..read more
Bob Wilber, who has died at the age of 91, was a champion of classic and traditional jazz and one of the world’s leading jazz soprano ..read more
Duncan Lamont, who has died at the age of 87, was a songwriter, composer, arranger and saxophonist who swapped the shipyards of Greenock ..read more
One of the most magical moments at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe came from the bowels of Chambers Street where a room-ful of punters could ..read more
One of the strangest nights in the history of New York’s illustrious Carnegie Hall took place in November 1956 when Billie Holiday, the ..read more
Leith Jazz & Blues Festival *** The Scottish jazz festival season kicked off on Friday in Leith, where pubs, bars and eateries (oh, ..read more
Leon Redbone, who has died at the age of 69, was an enigmatic and eccentric figure on the music scene best remembered in this country for ..read more
Carol Kidd at the 2016 Glasgow Jazz Festival (c) Sean Purser If there was a stand-out artiste in last year’s star-studded gala concert to ..read more
Photography by Rianne White There’s a breath of fresh air on the jazz scene – and her name is Georgia Cécile. If you heard her voice ..read more

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