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Saint Andreu Jazz Band……..even more talent!

Over the past 6 months or so I have highlighted the tremendous talents of the Saint Andreu Jazz Band from Barcelona including Andrea Motis, Eva Fernandez, Magali Datzira, Alba Esteban and the ever precocious Elsa Armengou. Well now they have … Continue reading

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Saint Andreu Jazz Band with the very cool Alba Armengou (aged 10)

If you have had a long day, be it at work, college or simply managing the home and feel stressed out, then may I suggest a small libation of the Saint Andreu Jazz Band from Barcelona. Made up of children … Continue reading

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Sant Andreu Jazz Band featuring Eva Fernadez and Andrea Motis (with a little help from Sidney Bechet)

As a great admirer of Sidney Bechet the great American clarinet and soprano sax jazz musician I decided to do a little Youtubing the other day to see what gems there were about this legendary musician. Unremarkably the first one … Continue reading

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Susanna Malkki – another giant step for female conductors

  Susanna Mälkki, one of the most brilliant new-music interpreters, has been nominated as chief conductor of the Helsinki Philharmonic from 2016. The city council has now approved  the appointment.  Susanna was formerly head of the Ensemble Intercontemporain in Paris. … Continue reading

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You want to be a what?…………..an engineer!

“Girls can’t what?” is the question posed on the UK’s first National Women in Engineering Day. You can be sure the answer from the organisers is not going to be “weld”. Samantha Thompson is 24. Two years ago she bought … Continue reading

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Covent Garden………….alfresco music!

On a recent trip to London I went down to Covent garden to do a bit of shopping and came across this string quartet entertaining the locals and the tourists. It was obvious from the standard of playing that they were … Continue reading

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Stunning Talent……………..Ren Harvieu

There seems to be an abundance of female singers around these days (which is good) and it seems impossible to turn on the TV without seeing Emile Sande performing, she seems to have cornered the market from the Olympics to … Continue reading

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