Gareth Thomas

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Gareth Thomas is a journalism master’s student at City, University of London. As an undergrad studying philosophy at the University of Reading, Gareth began writing music reviews for the student newspaper as well as his own blog site. With aspirations towards a career in arts and culture journalism – especially in music – he has since gone on to write for Jazz Journal, All About Jazz, and Jazzwise’s The Write Stuff. Gareth is particularly interested in the recent so-called “UK jazz revolution” that has seen the rising popularity of artists such as Ezra Collective, Nubya Garcia and Sons of Kemet.

3’Ain: 3’Ain

Lettuce: Resonate


Camilla George: Ibio-Ibio

Groovy set from London-based saxophonist references her Nigerian background but also Charlie Parker and 90s soul and R&B

Trevor Watts: ‘What I hear today seems to be a lot of cloning’

Now 82, saxophonist Trevor Watts retains the same passion for creating music and collaborating with other players as he did when he led pioneering bands like the Spontaneous Music...

Obituary: Tony Hall

The revival of the Tempo label in the mid-1950s provided a vital platform for British modern jazz and the music's rapidly maturing talents. That players like Tubby Hayes, Dizzy...

Gerry Mulligan: Writings On A Jazz Original

The former drummer with Bobby Troup, Anita O'Day and others has assembled into a book 52 articles illuminating Mulligan's work and life

Prehistory Of Jazz

JJ 12/82: Pierre Dørge & New Jungle Orchestra

Forty years ago Mark Gilbert enjoyed the jazz soloing from Dørge's band but thought some of the jungle representations off-topic

Up From The Streets – New Orleans: The City Of Music

“The street has the beat; and the beat embodies the rhythm; and the rhythm embodies the culture.” Jazz drummer Herlin Riley’s insight into the connection between music and New...

Billy Bang: Lucky Man