Over the last ten years Jazzwise has become the biggest-selling jazz magazine in Britain. In fact it now outsells all the other UK jazz magazines put together. With agenda-setting news and comment, a comprehensive gig guide, in-depth features, exclusive interviews and over 100 CDs, books and DVDs reviewed in each issue it’s become widely acknowledged as the monthly music bible for serious music fans.
The December 23/January 24 double issue of Jazzwise is on-sale now and is a special edition celebrating the life and music of iconic jazz composer and pianist Duke Ellington to mark the 100th anniversary of his Jazz Orchestra’s formation.
In this special extended feature, we explore the roots of Duke’s extraordinary and hugely influential music, with contributions from Grammy winning singer Gregory Porter, bassist Gary Crosby OBE, and top British composer/arrangers Nikki Iles and Guy Barker. There’s also an Exclusive ‘Lost Interview’ with Ellington himself, published in full for the first time since 1967.
Also in the issue are all the results of the Jazzwise 2023 Albums of the Year Critics Poll with the New Releases and Reissues Top 20s and all our esteemed writers’ individual charts published.
There’s also an interview with African-jazz powered band Balimaya Project; Taking Off interviews with French Horn virtuoso Jim Rattigan and rising sax star Alex Clarke; an Album Interview with percussionist extraordinaire Bex Burch and jazz vocal mega-star Gregory Porter shares the ‘albums he can’t live without’ in Takes Five.