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The Spin Jazz Club announces move to the Old Fire Station

"Supporting local music is so important, especially now when it is under threat from grassroots venue closures across the country."

Notes on Improvisation

Improvisation is a strange topic to think about. On the surface, it seems to be fairly simple: know the chord progression to follow, choose...

Music History: Django Reinhardt

George Newton reflects on the life of the jazz guitarist who defined an era.

Hidden in Harlem

If Nick had driven into Manhattan one day, taking the right turns, he might have found himself in the eye of a creative storm. Jazz clubs would spring up around him, filled with artists, musicians, and poets. He would be in Harlem at the zenith of its renaissance.

Star People: unearthing Miles Davis’ jazz-rock family tree

By the mid-60s, jazz was floundering. The preceding decade saw bebop – the most radical post-war interpretation of the breed – birth several pioneering...

Nu Jazz – How it Began

The evolution of jazz into the present day

Sexism in Jazz

Lola Grieve explores the underrepresentation of women in jazz in discussion with female jazz musicians at Oxford

Memorable sax solos and individual flair at the Varsity jazz-off

If this show was about demonstrating the very best they can do, then Oxford delivered

The ‘new’ jazz must be seen as well as heard

The latest offering from the 'new' Jazz scene is an innovative success, writes Harriet Davis

Spotlight: Basic Space

Natalia Bus delights in the Oxford duo's relaxing sound

OxFolk Reviews: ‘This Is How We Fly’

Ben Ray reviews the latest album from Irish group 'This Is How We Fly'

Review: Miles Ahead – this is no hagiography

Miles Ahead successfully connects the deeply flawed private man with his public persona, the greatest jazz musician of the twentieth century, writes Altair Brandon-Salmon

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