Cheltenham Jazz Festival: the past and the future

With the 2023 edition of the Cheltenham Jazz Festival starting today - Alyn Shipton spoke to adventurous artistic programmer Tony Dudley-Evans - who's been involved since the event's inception and steps down this year - and asked him to look back at his fondest memories and forward this year's personal highlights

A Guide to Scottish Jazz: Past, Present and Future

The huge contribution Scottish musicians have made to the richness of UK jazz over the years has long been underestimated. It is only now, believes Stuart Nicholson, that this historical wrong is being righted as a new generation of players, bandleaders, composers and educators take their deserved place in the spotlight

Women In Jazz: The Artists You Need To Know

Jazzwise has gathered together interviews with some of trailblazing artists we’ve featured in the magazine in recent years including Maria Schneider, Nubya Garcia, Liane Carroll, Terri Lyne Carrington and many more. Every one of these musicians has something unique to say through their music and are part of Jazzwise’s new Women In Jazz homepage that will continue to be updated and expanded as more features are published in the coming months and years

Billie Holiday: the highs and lows of Lady Day

Billie Holiday left an extraordinary legacy and made an indelible impression on the cultural landscape. Yet the raw emotional pull of her music was the result of a desperately chaotic lifestyle that the singer seemed unable to control. Stuart Nicholson details the highs and lows of Lady Day's life

Miles Davis and John Coltrane: Yin and Yang

How did John Coltrane and Miles Davis get on? The odd couple, with contrasting personalities on and off the bandstand. But together the music they produced was peerless

The 100 Jazz Albums That Shook The World

Not just another “greatest jazz albums” list of favourite recordings and biggest sellers but a fully annotated look at the albums that actually changed jazz and changed lives

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