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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 »

Youngest Pianist in the World

Hi one and all!

Apologies for the radio silence – I barely manage to turn on the computer these days, and even more rarely have both hands available to type (with my beautiful baby hanging off me pretty much 24/7) but I wanted to share this video that we filmed, mainly for our function work, but unashamedly incorporating the super cuteness of our respective children in the hope of global video viral domination….

Do please Facebook, Tweet and email it if it gives you joy! :0)

x Jeanie

A Child is Born

I have been keeping a fairly low profile since the birth of our beautiful son Elson William O’Shea on the 23rd October 2012; he was 2 weeks overdue and weighed in at a hefty 9 pounds 11 ounces! We are so blessed to have him.  He is named after my late father; Elson was originally my Great Grandmother’s maiden name but was his Christian name. Read the rest of this page »

Jazz Baby

Yeah… Groovy, so I’m due to give birth on the 10th October and now officially have my feet up (although I’ll continue to compere and sing on Sundays at The Jazz N8 for as long as I’m able.)  I just thought I would post a link to pictures of my last proper gig at Chesterfield Jazz Club, which are on my facebook page.  I’m more likely to keep people informed on Facebook and on Twitter @jeaniebarton of developments in the near future so do connect with me there if you can and thank you for all the good wishes we have so far received! Read the rest of this page »