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Matthew Wright

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Worked at Chris Wellard’s Jazz & Blues in New Cross, Collets Jazz & Folk Shop and for John Jack’s Cadillac Music. Helped Ray Smith set up Ray’s Jazz Shop in Shaftesbury Avenue and was its first manager. Ran the Seven Dials Jazz Club, Covent Garden in the early 1980s. Left London to work as a teacher in schools and at Warwickshire College in Leamington Spa. Has written for various magazines including Collusion, Jazzwise and Jazz Journal and is part of Leamington-based Jazz & Blues promoters, In the Moment.
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