Music for old people, pretentious music for the middle classes, complex music for young intellectuals or something we can all appreciate & enjoy? With the contribution of musicians in and around her community Fliss delves into the jazz genre to discuss why it continues to thrive amongst all generations.
Church choirs, touring with the stars of yester-year and whether the stereotypical testosterone fuelled 'cutting ground' of jazz was really ever as intense as it was portrayed. Bassist and pianist Pete Billington chats to Fliss from the dressing room of The Union Theatre Southwark in May 2021.
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An awkward encounter with a pop star, the ups and downs of balancing family life with life as a professional musician, being a side woman vs band leader and the draw of London as a musical hub. Naadia Sheriff joins Fliss for a chat recorded on Walthamstow Marshes in May 2020.
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What it felt like to be stuck on a cruise ship unable to dock whilst the world shut down in 2020 and what it was like to wear shell suits in Wigan Youth Jazz Orchestra in the 90s!
This episode features Georgina Jackson, who chats to Fliss about the responsibility of leading your own band, the importance of youth music schemes, dealing with male presumptions of female musicians and many other trials and tribulations of being a professional trumpet player & vocalist.
Contains one swear word at 13 minutes 25 seconds.
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Season 2 Trailer
Journeys In Jazz is back!
Music for old people, pretentious music for the middle classes, complex music for young intellectuals or something we can all appreciate & enjoy?
With the contribution of musicians in and around her community Fliss delves into the jazz genre to discuss why it continues to thrive amongst all generations. It's been a year since series one. A year in which the music scene has changed beyond belief. Join Fliss and a plethora of fascinating guests as they discuss how the pandemic has affected their industry, how they've evolved through the past year and their hopes and aspirations for the future.
Bonus Episode - Kelly Pratt
The deterioration of record sales and the success of the internet to attract audiences for live gigs, national & international tour life with Father John Misty and the dilemma of how to tour whilst being aware of the damage touring does to the planet. In this bonus episode we are taking a side step away from the jazz genre to talk to multi instrumentalist, composer, arranger and musical director Kelly Pratt.
Episode 7- Everybody
This episode is a marvellous miscellany of Fliss’s guest so far, talking about anything and everything & concludes the first series of ‘Journeys In Jazz’.
British jazz trumpet legend Enrico Tomasso talks of his friendship with Louis Armstrong and his great grandfather’s migration from Italy to the UK. Canadian jazz vocalist Lauren Bush tells us how every single ‘yes’ makes up for the countless rejections when striving for a wider audience as a jazz musician. Bassist Arnie Somogyi talks of why jazz degree courses work, and bassist Charlie Pyne mentions the progression in equality of the sexes in the jazz profession. ‘Best British Jazz Vocalist’ Sara Dowling talks of the trials of studying classical music at music school as a child and jazz pianist Jack Honeyborne speaks of his home being bombed in WWII and his wife’s shopping trips with Dizzy Gillespie.
Love this podcast! Really great conversations about the jazz scene ! X
Great podcast! Looking forward to more episodes 🎷
This is an awesome find…Fliss asks all the right questions and the first 2 episodes have given me an insight into the lives of different jazz musicians and their stories. Can’t wait for the next one.