Kent-born singer Mark Kingswood reveals how he went from banging out dance tracks to being touted as Britain’s Michael Bublé. Mark Kingswood’s singing career got off to a flying start at the tender age of 14 when he was scouted and signed by a major label and whisked off to make dance records. For many […]
Quincy Jones, one of the world’s most influential musicians, will be the guest of honour at a birthday party like no other tonight. Corinne Bailey Rae, Jess Glynne, Mick Hucknall, Lalah Hathaway, Beverley Knight and 20,000 music fans will pile into the O2 in London to celebrate Jones’ 85th birthday year. Jones is a master […]
For the best part of a century Soho was London’s louchest district, home to the sex, film and music industries and glamorous and grubby in equal measures. It may have cleaned up its act in recent years, but Soho is still a major draw for singers and musicians, many of whom will perform during Soho […]
Next generation jazzers joined legends of the scene at this year’s Jazz FM Awards, where rising star Zara McFarlane won Vocalist of the Year and the supreme jazz vocalist, Dame Cleo Laine, received a Lifetime Achievement Award. The ceremony took place, aptly, on International Jazz Day in East London, the centre of London’s thriving, thrilling […]
The nominations for this year’s Jazz FM Awards have been announced revealing an all-female line up in the Jazz Vocalist of the Year category.
The London A Cappella Festival (LACF) kicks off tomorrow (January 24) with a line-up of top vocal talent from around the world. Curated by The Swingles and Ikon Arts Management, the 2018 LACF programme includes Jazz superstars, Mongolian throat singers and champion beatboxers. Here are just some of the acts peforming. New York Voices Widely […]
Anita Wardell is one of the UK’s top jazz singers but she is often described as a musician – because this scat artist is able to use her voice as an instrument with such precision and agility. British born Wardell fell in love with music as at an early age, and grew up listening to […]
A leading jazz performer and teacher has created an app to help jazz scat singers develop their technique. Michele Weir, US based jazz arranger, educator, singer and pianist, is the driving force behind ScatAbility. Singers using the ScatAbility app can listen to demonstrations by professional jazz singers to learn etudes, exercises and call and response […]