Women in Jazz

The Teleportation Accident

The Teleportation Accident by Ned Beauman Sceptre (e-book)

Sunday, 29 July, 2012, 12:00am

Blue notes

Having enjoyed a sizeable hit with her last album - My One and Only Thrill, which made No 2 on the US jazz albums chart and No 42 on the Billboard 200 - Melody Gardot might have been expected to stick with a winning formula, for one more CD at least.

1 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Style meter


Light, folksy summer dresses

A bit of broderie anglaise works wonders this season.

Hermes' new range of swimwear

Perfect for chic poolside lounging.

A gingham shirt

An Amy Winehouse favourite and Marc Jacobs spring-summer staple.


Sunburn and tan lines

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

Blue notes

'The main way in which the Grammy has changed my life is that I keep getting asked how the Grammy has changed my life,' says Esperanza Spalding, winner of the 2010 award for best new artist, and the first jazz artist to win in that category.

8 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

2012 Grammy Nominees (CD)

First released in 1995, the Grammy Nominees series of CDs is an annual feast of some of the biggest tracks of the year - as well as a surprising number of little-known songs.

24 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Open your eyes to new sounds

First released in 1995, the Grammy Nominees series of CDs is an annual collation of some of the biggest tracks of the year - as well as a surprising number of little-known songs.

19 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Blue notes

Diane 'Deedles' Schuur is well known as a jazz singer and pianist, but few of her followers will know she started out singing country music. 'I did a country [single] when I was 17 years old,' she explains over the phone from her home in Orange County, California. 'Then in my mid-20s I got a lot more into jazz and played a lot of jazz clubs.

12 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Late diva's music lives on

This summer, the world lost a musical talent like no other. As tragic as it was, no one can truly say it was a surprise: let's be honest, Amy Winehouse's long battle with substance abuse was no secret. Addiction ultimately ended her career (many would argue well before her death) and life.

1 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Rising tide of volunteers celebrate their most successful beach clean-up

In its 11th year, the Hong Kong International Coastal Clean-up Challenge was bigger than ever.

This year, the number of volunteers swelled by a third from last year, as did the amount of trash collected over the six-week initiative.

4 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Blue notes

Following a typically quiet summer, fans of live jazz can look forward to a surfeit of gigs this autumn.

There are two jazz festivals - one organised by the Hong Kong Jazz Association this month and a second in October put together by JazzWorld's Clarence Chang.

11 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Back to Black Amy Winehouse (CD)

Back to Black was released almost five years ago and it catapulted Amy Winehouse to stardom. The husky-voiced singer with her laid-back, bluesy, quirky delivery has since become a global success. The album has rocketed back to the charts since her untimely death aged 27 in July.

9 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Blue notes

Jazz drummer and percussionist Terri Lyne Carrington's Mosaic Project has been some time in gestation. For years, she says, people have been suggesting that she make a collaborative album with an all-female group of players.

28 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

What's happening in music and media

Top iTunes TV show downloads

1. iLost My Mind, iCarly

2. Like More Than A Friend, Jersey Shore

3. Identity Crisis, Suits

4. Shotgun, Breaking Bad

5. Talk To My Agent, Keeping Up with the Kardashians

6. Go Big Or Go Home, Project Runway

23 Aug 2011 - 12:00am


Beverly Hills

31 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Blue notes

Round Midnight is Karrin Allyson's first album of new material since 2008's Imagina: Songs of Brasil, and it has been worth the wait.

12 Jun 2011 - 12:00am