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Festival Top Picks

Each year we bring our diverging tastes together in the form of a festival line-up which celebrates all things jazz and blues – from swing to funk, bebop to blues, Gypsy jazz to gospel, soul to rock ‘n roll. The team all look forward to very different parts of the festival and with just four weeks …

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60 Seconds with John Minton

For the 2018 Festival award-winning filmmaker John Minton is teaming up with Get The Blessing to produce a film which examines and celebrates over a century of Bristol, captured on film by local people. We heard from John as he explores the archive footage in Bristol Record Office… What is Bristopolis? A collaboration between Get …

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60 Seconds with Asaf Sirkis

What was the last record you bought? Weather Report Live In Tokyo, 1972. Who/what are your musical inspirations? Allan Holdsworth, Olivier Messiaen (especially his organ works), Tony Williams, Weather Report, Mahavishnu Orchestra, South Indian music and rhythms, progressive rock bands such as Yes & Genesis, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane and the musicians I play with. …

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