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Speaking to JazzFuel’s Matt Fripp

Nadja von Massow on JazzFuel by Matt Fripp

For his brilliant JazzFuel website, Matt Fripp has conducted insightful Q&As with a number of successful and forward thinking professionals from the Jazz community. He is focusing on the business behind the music and the huge demand for help to self promote and navigate the tricky and overwhelming straights of social media, digital communications, agency […]

Joschka Fischer “I’d rather be bored”

Joschka Fischer

A moving statement from someone who I hugely admire: former German Foreign Secretary Joschka Fischer, who knows the EU’s ideology, strengths and weaknesses from the inside like almost no other. I couldn’t find an English subtitled version of this long interview, but half way through he comments on the threat of a Brexit with what […]

Get your event animated

nadworks GIF animation - Mike Stern, SNJO

The GIF (Graphic Interchange Format) is back, and with it its animated wonders and intriguing retro charm. Since Facebook and Twitter have accepted the use of animated gifs in their social feeds and opened up auto-play for those fast looping treats. The nature of this new generation of animated GIFs spans from sweet, artful and […]

Joe Locke Reckons With Love In Its Many Dimensions

Joe Locke at Franklin Academy

The annual “Jazz at the Estate” concert, an outdoor festwithin-a-fest that highlights Cape May, New Jersey’s Exit 0 Jazz Festival, is nothing if not scenic. The day-long show takes place on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, a Victorian house museum in the middle of the quaint seaside resort town. The stage is set against a dilapidated barn, giving […]

Joe Locke feature in MUSIC & LITERATURE Magazine

Joe Locke in "Music & Literature" Magazine

On the surface it’s not so easy to spot the common thread unifying the greater fabric of Joe Locke’s work. Since arriving in New York City in 1981, and emerging as a notable leader on record in the early ‘90s, this much-vaunted vibraphonist has developed into a protean performer and composer. Duo sessions with pianists […]

The gender balance: it’s time ad agencies moved on

depiction of women in advertising campaigns

Let’s begin with a simple definition. Sex: this is something that’s biologically determined. Gender: this is most certainly not biological, but rather a social construct. With these two definitions clarified, we can begin to analyse how women are represented in advertising and moreover, how they are advertised to.

Wondering where the women are in TV’s ‘Silicon Valley’? There aren’t any

female Twitter staff

“Over 90% of Twitter’s developers are male. But the internet of things is going to change the ratio”, says Nadja von Massow

Paying your international artists

Joe Locke, Ernesto Simpson, John Scofield, Danny Grissett, Darryl Hall, Adam Nussbaum

One re-occurring drag when working with international musicians on the road is the loss you keep making when converting between currencies. It’s gonna happen at some point when paying the artists their well earned bread: cash needs to be changed into Dollars; wire transfers are costing a furtune; paypal is squeezing your transactions, letting you […]

Krall does have a German ring to it

When I first listened to Diana Krall in February 2001 on a beautiful penthouse balcony in Mumbai, India, I knew I was captured by something special and – more importantly – music that felt more true and unpretentious than anything I have ever heard before. You can tell when an artist is in their element […]