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À Paris Avec Marcel Lucont (cover of Sandie Shaw’s Monsieur Dupont)

Here is mine and Marcel Lucont‘s psychotic collaboration (a new version of Sandie Shaw’s Monsieur Dupont) on YouTube!  Happy Valentines! xj

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Anti-Semitism Gilad Atzmon and Nottingham Jazz

I have always considered music a universal language; perhaps the only form of communication that can unite us regardless of creed, race, religion or even species – life connects with the beauty and passion of musical expression.  I was therefore recently very disturbed that, a small number of Nottingham residents succeeded in lobbying Gedling Borough Council to cancel a concert by a popular, critically acclaimed saxophonist who is also an Israeli critic of Jewish Identity Politics and identity in general. Read the rest of this page »

New Jazz Job at the Nottingham Post

I’ve got a new job writing for the Nottingham Post!  My column will be weekly; out online on Wednesday and in print Friday.

My background is writing (having done a BA in English and Film at Warwick University) and I have been writing for London Jazz News since 2010 so it’s nice to keep my hand in – I hope it helps boost our local scene in Nottingham!

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More New Songs for the Season

So it’s been quite a productive year and the 2015 diary is already filling up!  The final thrust of the yuletide features this little number; a cover of Sandy Shaw’s Hit Monsieur Dupont, renamed Marcel Lucont for the purpose of a joint venture with the French Lothario and comedian, who was at Warwick University with me in a previous life… Read the rest of this page »

Electro Swing Remix Check It!!

I am honoured to have been found, via Google I understand, by a top DJ named Phil Mac who has taken an enthusiastic liking to my song ‘Don’t Assume That I’m Blue‘ and remixed it in the ‘House’ or more specifically the ‘Electro Swing’ genre to create a new party season dance floor hit called ‘I’m Not In Love With You‘.

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To celebrate this new release I have decided to sell my album, which features the original track, for HALF PRICE, JUST £4

Have a very merry Christmas one and all!! xj

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