Friday 11 January 2013

The Friday Interview: Who to Listen to in 2013

To get 2013 up and running, we decided to ask musicians, promoters and jazz fans who they think we should be listening out for in 2013. We received lots of responses -  suggestions from promoters for groups they've recently booked, suggestions from musicians about those in their community they're most excited about, and quite a few from musicians who already have their promotion hat on and nominated themselves! Here's what they had to say...

"Hiatus Kaiyote [independent future soul group based in Australia]" - Katie Patterson (drummer)

"Percy Pursglove! Hear him on my big band record about to be released" - Jonathan Silk (drummer & Yamaha Jazz Scholar 2012)

"Brighton-based young Pianist and composer Dave Drake" - Gillian Stone

"Matt Anderson is my musician of choice. We dont see him playing enough locally. He attracts other competent musicians when he does play. Looking forward to see him at Seven." - Gwen Hanson

"Gogo Penguin "Fanfares" for me - loved them" - Steve Crocker (Seven Jazz Promoter)

"Ikestra..straight outta Leeds...gonna blow your head off!" - Lubi Jovanovic (DJ)

"London-based tenor saxophonist Nadim Teimoori and guitarist Ant Law's new album Entanglement" - Riley Stone-Lonergan (tenor saxophonist & Yamaha Jazz Scholar 2012)

Laura Jurd's debut album Landing Ground received multiple recommendations from Claire Colbran (vocalist), Riley Stone-Lonergan and Chris De Saram (Wakefield Jazz Promoter)

"Ben Mallinder, Matt Robinson, Nadim Teimoori, Laura Jurd, Jonathan Silk and Kim Macari" - Gareth Smith (trumpet player)

"Karen Sharp still underrated and Spirit with Nikki Iles is a great album. Would like to see her get more coverage" - Mark (@mpgf1973)

"Laura Jurd and Elliot Galvin for starters." - Carol Garrison (@carolgarrison)

"BBCR3 New Generation artist Trish Clowes" - Chris Plumley (@_crp_)

"Kenny Wheeler, Stan Tracey, Bobby Wellins, Norma Winstone, Stan Sulzmann, Henry Lowther" - Graham Lee (@glee53)

"Jeff Spencer &his big band Crocodile, amazingly inventive pianist Elliot Galvin, Gail Brand & sax man Tony Woods who should be heard " - Martin Pyne

Saxophonist Riley Stone-Lonergan received recommendations from Nick Browne and Gillian Stone.

And honourable mentions to those shrewd musicians who nominated themselves -

Nick Browne's Somethin' Else: A Tribute To Cannonball Adderley

Ant Law - his debut album Entanglement

Jazz singer Iain Ewing

Guitarist Haftor Medboe

Thanks to all who contributed - look out for interviews and reviews on some of these people in the coming months...

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