Category: Features – Archive

November 24, 2013 / Features - Archive

  Sometimes it could be an audience crusher: a sound that gained such mass as to have a physical impact, even though you knew it was just an alto saxophone. But then David Ades (pronounced “Addiss”) generated a singularly wide, wild and potent braying. He also summoned surging joy and…

November 14, 2013 / Features - Archive

Pop singers toying with jazz are usually extending wilting careers rather than doing jazz any favours. Jade MacRae is different. Not only is her pop career still thriving, but jazz is in her genes. MacRae is the daughter of pianist Dave MacRae and singer Joy Yates, whose jazz pedigrees span…

November 6, 2013 / Features - Archive

Although born in Poland Fay Sussman had vowed she would never speak Polish nor set foot in the country. Growing up with horror stories of what her father went through there, she even denied she was Polish, preferring to claim Israeli nationality after living there for 10 years before settling…