I am a jazz fan. I listen to a lot of jazz and go to a lot of gigs; and I sometimes write about them. I also take photographs at gigs, and have done for over thirty years.
This is a fan’s blog. Purely my views and opinions: I am writing about what jazz, other music, art and culture mean to me. Feel free to disagree with me. I generally pay for my own tickets to any concerts I write about; I tend to go to gigs that I think I will enjoy, so my thoughts about the music I hear are generally but not uniformly positive.
I have written posts on another platform, and I am gathering those posts here, too – backdated. When I lived in London, I also wrote some reviews for the LondonJazz blog, some of which may appear here.
I have been taking photographs at gigs for over thirty years.
As well as jazz, I am interested in visual arts, modern dance, rock and classical music, all of which I may (or may not) write about here, sporadically.
But mostly, jazz.