British-born jazz pianist who emigrated to the US and won a huge following with her NPR show where she became known for bringing in underrepresented demographics to jazz clubs.
Category Archives: Pioneer Profile
The Pinoeer Profile series is back! This time round, it’s the bossa nova behemoth Sérgio Mendes.
For our first Pioneer Profile entry of 2021, we discuss the boss of Bebop, Dizzy Gillespie.
We’re back with another Pioneer Profile! This time its McCoy Tyner, a cornerstone of John Coltrane’s groundbreaking 1960s quartet and one of the most influential pianists in jazz history.
With December marking the centennial of Dave Brubeck’s birth, we felt it the perfect time to make the legendary pianist/composer the focus of our latest entry to ‘Pioneer Profiles’.
Shortly after his 80th birthday, we celebrate the work of the celestial sax legend, Pharoah Sanders.
JX Bassist, Fergus Quill, wanted to use his ‘My Inspiration’ pick for this years’ Black History Month to give thanks to the irrepressible force of nature, Sun Ra!
Working in a scene dominated by men, Lil Hardin was one of the most sought-after pianists in 1920’s Chicago – one of jazz’s most pivotal and influential periods.