The Sheffield scene is the focal point in today's podcast

In the podcast today we are looking at gigs coming up in Sheffield with top names such as Xhosa Cole and Jean Toussaint heading to the Yorkshire city this autumn Subscribe to the marlbank podcast on Spotify Xhosa Cole top plays Sheffield in quintet …

Published: 27 Sep 2022. Updated: 2 months.

In the podcast today we are looking at gigs coming up in Sheffield with top names such as Xhosa Cole and Jean Toussaint heading to the Yorkshire city this autumn

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Xhosa Cole top plays Sheffield in quintet mode with Alex Hitchcock in Sheffield on Friday. Full Sheffield listings for the autumn season can be found here

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Sue Mingus has died

It is very sad to hear of the death of the record producer and band manager Sue Mingus (2 April 1930-24 September 2022). The news of the passing of the widow of Charles Mingus was published on Twitter by the official Mingus account in a thread: …

Published: 26 Sep 2022. Updated: 2 months.

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It is very sad to hear of the death of the record producer and band manager Sue Mingus (2 April 1930-24 September 2022). The news of the passing of the widow of Charles Mingus was published on Twitter by the official Mingus account in a thread:

''It is with great sadness that we relay the news of Sue Graham Ungaro Mingus’ passing. She died peacefully with all her children and grandchildren around her, on September 24, on the 15th anniversary of her brother Richard Graham’s passing. Sue made an indelible imprint on anyone she met with her passion and perseverance. Her devotion to and advocacy on behalf of other people’s art and careers was unsurpassed, whether to that of her late husband Charles Mingus or the many Mingus Legacy musicians she treated as her extended family. She was an artist, author, journalist, educator, and a doting mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. As quick with an elegantly cutting joke as she was with a laugh or encouraging shout, her uncompromising sense of justice and energy was an inspiration to everyone she met. Neither humbled by age nor infirmity, she remained in good cheer to the very end, enjoying visits and gatherings with her close friends and family. She is survived by her daughter Susanna and her son Roberto, children of her first husband sculptor Alberto Ungaro, her four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Memorial services and other details to be announced when available.''

Radio France have published this fine tribute