A History of London Coffee —- Part Three: The Scene is Set

2007 – A World Barista Championship win and the birth of Square Mile You may remember part one of our history of London coffee which set up the backstory before 2000. Part two took us up to the end of 2006. Now, are you sitting comfortably for part three?   In January 2007 Jorge Fernandez who had worked alongside Gwilym Davies at Monmouth set up […]

Ten albums from 2017

Let’s get straight to the point, Rapsody made the record of 2017, fulfilling the promise of previous albums and especially those incredible guest appearances with such as Kendrick Lamar with a brilliant hip-hop album – vital and enjoyable from start to finish. Lyrically, and in terms of delivery, Rapsody holds her own with anybody. What […]

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 fans. The gigs […]