Streaming tonight: Soweto Kinch

Inspired by Joe Harriott, Charlie Parker, Ralph Ellison, Common. Mentored as a young player by Wynton Marsalis. Birmingham scene icon. Thinker. Leader, and so much more. Alto saxophone sophistication and literate, conscious, often wry, rap, …

Published: 15 Oct 2020. Updated: 5 days.

Inspired by Joe Harriott, Charlie Parker, Ralph Ellison, Common. Mentored as a young player by Wynton Marsalis. Birmingham scene icon. Thinker. Leader, and so much more. Alto saxophone sophistication and literate, conscious, often wry, rap, rarely comes better than as experienced in the artistry of Soweto Kinch streaming tonight from Ronnie Scott's.

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Jazz musician survey makes for gloomy reading as devastating impact of the pandemic continues to hit

A Jazz Fuel survey finds that as of October 2020, 55 per cent of jazz musicians surveyed said that they had no live performances scheduled for 2021. ''This figure,'' Jazz Fuel continues, ''rose to 73 per cent in the US and dropped to 48 per cent in …

Published: 15 Oct 2020. Updated: 5 days.

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A Jazz Fuel survey finds that as of October 2020, 55 per cent of jazz musicians surveyed said that they had no live performances scheduled for 2021. ''This figure,'' Jazz Fuel continues, ''rose to 73 per cent in the US and dropped to 48 per cent in Europe.'' Some 61 per cent of jazz musicians surveyed said that their 2020 income would be at least 50 per cent lower than in 2019, with 30 per cent calculating that it would be more than 75 per cent less.