16 albums from 2016

2016 was a challenging year, but a great year for music. I’ll choose 16 albums for you that rocked my world and some other highlights too. Feel free to comment with your choices… Chance the Rapper – Coloring Book Full of light and life, this was a record of joy and optimism, combining hip-hop and […]

The Waitrose Kings Cross Sessions

It’s an unusual but in many ways perfect spot to play live music. Playing in a supermarket bar reaches so many people and I’ve been passionate for a long time to take jazz and Black American Music to a wider audience. We need to reach beyond those who regard themselves as jazz bands. The gigs […]

Favourite Records of 2015

These lists are always hugely subjective but these are new sounds I’ve loved listening to this year – and if you know what I like – there might be something for you to check out too! Probably not everything though; this is a diverse list! The order I’ve chosen is a little spurious -just how […]

March – April London Coffee News

Openings: Kaffeine Eastcastle – Kaffiene – the doyen of cafe hospitality open their second location – Jared has a new kitchen too! Notes Kings Cross – Kings Cross very much a coffee destination – this bar/cafe with mezzanine also serves a fountained square – wine, beer, food and superb Notes Roastery coffee SL28 cafe serving three rotating […]

January – February London Coffee News

A lot is happening and a lot is planned soon. Openings: Silhouette – second cafe for Lee and Syirin – I’m excited to get there (near London Fields) Workshop Barrett Street – a new space in Marylebone that has a unique design and unexpectedly great coffee Too Many Cooks Square Mile in SE1! Well, we […]