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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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Nottingham Jazz Festival – NOT the Montreux Jazz Festival – Beeston JazzClub

This was an immense success – thanks you to everyone! We are planning to repeat it in 2015 – see pics of the inaugural fest on my Facebook page :)

I was involved alongside Beeston JazzClub in organising a Jazz Festival in Nottingham.  The two day festival was held at Bartons’ historic venue as one of their ‘NOT’ series of events on the 24th and 25th of October 2014:

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Vera Lynn D Day 70th Anniversary Tribute

I often sight Vera Lynn as one of my biggest influences when growing up.   You could say her tapes and records were my first singing teacher so I am also very lucky I know, that thanks to the cyclic nature of fashion, the music I loved as a child and teenager (which was unlike all of my peers) is now so en vogue I can make a living singing the same treasured repertoire!  It being 70 years since D Day in a few days time, my videos and recordings featuring Vera’s songs seem to be gaining a lot of hits, so I thought I would compile them all below.

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Is Jazz Doomed?

Is it a dying art? Are the audience all old? Obviously this has been discussed before recently, in The Independent, but I have just read a brilliant, witty article in All About Jazz, stereotyping the different Careers in Jazz and their ultimate futility.  It states that University courses are pumping out highly talented musicians into a performance environment, within which there is little demand for, or appreciation of their skills; “People who want to play jazz actually outnumber those who enjoy or even tolerate it, let alone pay to hear it.”  I do largely agree with this pessimistic analysis but I think the described audience numbers are flawed.

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Nottingham Jazz

Hey ho one and all,

Summer appears to be staying with us for the time being thankfully as I have a run of outdoor gigs in Nottingham this weekend: Read the rest of this page »