Jazz Artists

Alyn Cosker

Alyn Cosker

Alyn Cosker is the drummer with the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra.  'Alyn Cosker represents the best of the new generation of drummers currently on the scene. He's smokin'!' Joe Locke profile & recordings >>


Arnie Somogyi's Ambulance

Arnie Somogyi's Ambulance

Arnie Somogyi's Ambulance features five of the UK's most accomplished young jazz musicians, in collaboration with U.S. jazz trumpet and flugelhorn legend Eddie Henderson profile & recordings >>


Barb Jungr

Barb Jungr

Britain's foremost chansonnier and song stylist, Barb Jungr, is one of the country's finest interpreters of contemporary song. Always original and inventive, Jungr has drawn comparisons with Nina Simone and Peggy Lee. profile & recordings >>


Carol Kidd

Carol Kidd

Legendary jazz vocalist whose admirers include Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett. profile & recordings >>


Claire Martin

Claire Martin

The First Lady of British Jazz, Claire Martin, has won seven British Jazz Awards and was awarded an O.B.E. in 2011. profile & recordings >>


Clark Tracey

Clark Tracey

Drummer in the tradition of Blakey, he regularly records and performs with the finest UK and international jazz talent. profile & recordings >>


David Newton

David Newton

Highly respected pianist who has worked with the finest vocalists and instrumentalists in European jazz. profile & recordings >>


Gareth Williams Power Trio

Gareth Williams Power Trio

Gareth Williams is a jazz pianist who is known as one of the most intensely creative, dynamic and exciting performers in the UK. profile & recordings >>


Gerard Presencer

Gerard Presencer

London based Jazz trumpeter who effortlessly interweaves original tunes touched with nu jazz. profile & recordings >>


Gill Manly

Gill Manly

A jazz singer who has been described as "an amalgam of Bessie Smith and Sarah Vaughan". profile & recordings >>


Girl Talk

Girl Talk

Barb Jungr, Claire Martin and Mari Wilson sing Bacharach, Sondheim and Tamla Motown. profile & recordings >>


Haftor Medboe Group

Haftor Medboe Group

A spellbinding and international jazz ensemble with a truly unique blend of jazz, strings and technology. profile & recordings >>


Hue and Cry

Hue and Cry

Straight up bop blended with lively pop sensibilities. Recent winners on the ITV show "Hit Me Baby One More Time". The Sunday Times said their new direction with Linn Records was "one of the most successful jazz-pop collaborations". profile & recordings >>


Ian Shaw

Ian Shaw

Named Best Jazz Vocalist at the BBC Jazz Awards in 2007 and 2004, Ian Shaw is one of the UK's finest male jazz vocalists. His exciting, edgy and provocative style has made him a popular name both at home and in the States. profile & recordings >>


Jeff Leyton

Jeff Leyton

A show voice with real soul. Fresh from his success in the London production of Les Miserables Jeff Leyton extends his repertoire with this, his debut album. profile & recordings >>


Joe Stilgoe

Joe Stilgoe

Joe Stilgoe is a singer, pianist and songwriter, touring constantly around the world with his band and as a solo act. profile & recordings >>


Jon Strong

Jon Strong

Folk rock with a great heart. Jon Strong as a solo performer has toured with Ry Cooder, Van Morrison, Robert Palmer, Talk Talk, Danny Thompson and Clannad. profile & recordings >>


Judith Owen

Judith Owen

The Welsh-Californian vocalist is based in the United States where she has established herself as a singer/songwriter of repute.  Variously compared with Joni Mitchell, Barbra Streisand and Dusty Springfield, she maintains a distinctive voice of her own.

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Kenny Barron

Kenny Barron

Kenny Barron's unmatched ability to mesmerize audiences with his elegant playing, sensitive melodies and infectious rhythms inspired the LA Times to name him 'one of the top jazz pianists in the world' and Jazz Weekly to call him 'The most lyrical piano player of our time'. profile & recordings >>


Mark Moraghan

Mark Moraghan

Singer Mark Moraghan is perhaps best known as an actor but showcased his musical talents on the BBC show "Just The Two Of Us".  "Moonlight's Back in Style (songs by Nicky Campbell)" is Mark's debut album. profile & recordings >>


Martin Speake

Martin Speake

Increasingly-revered saxophonist whose lucid and adventurous work has seen him perform with the cream of jazz talent from Paul Motian to Flora Purim as well as his group featuring John Parricelli, Steve Watts and Steve Arguelles.

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Martin Taylor

Martin Taylor

Internationally recognised as Britain's greatest jazz guitarist, Martin Taylor is a versatile and masterful musician. profile & recordings >>


Nicky Campbell

Nicky Campbell

Best known for his radio and television presenting Nicky Campbell realised his long-standing ambition when he penned songs for a swing album, "Moonlight's Back in Style (songs by Nicky Campbell)" by Mark Moraghan, released on Linn Records in September 2009. profile & recordings >>


Nigel Clark

Nigel Clark

Nigel Clark is the long-term guitarist of 'the world's greatest living female jazz singer', Carol Kidd, with whom he frequently tours.

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Perfect Houseplants

Perfect Houseplants

An adventurous and accessible jazz group, formed by four of the most distinctive jazz musicians and composers in the UK. profile & recordings >>


Ray Gelato Giants

Ray Gelato Giants

A band with a mission to entertain, with their popular jump ‘n’ jive and swinging sound. profile & recordings >>


Richard Rodney Bennett

Richard Rodney Bennett

Richard Rodney Bennett is a musician who is equally renowned in the worlds of jazz, film and classical music. profile & recordings >>


Sarah Moule

Sarah Moule

Cool London jazz vocalist with a sweet swinging sound. profile & recordings >>


Sir Willard White

Sir Willard White

The legendary Jamaican bass baritone. profile & recordings >>


Stephane Grappelli

Stephane Grappelli

Stephane Grappelli (1908-1997) was a pioneering jazz violinist who founded the quintet of the Quintette Du Hot Club De France with Django Reinhardt. It was allegedly the first all-string jazz band. profile & recordings >>


The McCluskey Brothers

The McCluskey Brothers

Perfect pop from the two former members of Glasgow band The Bluebells. profile & recordings >>


The Orlando Consort and Perfect Houseplants

The Orlando Consort and Perfect Houseplants

The highly respected vocal group in a thrilling collaboration with jazzers Perfect Houseplants.
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Tim Garland

Tim Garland

Tenor saxophonist, currently with Chick Corea, here with his own band inlcuding Gerard Presencer. profile & recordings >>


Tina May

Tina May

One of Britain’s most popular vocalists who handles an excellent selection of material with aplomb, seductive phrasing and wide vocal range. profile & recordings >>


Tommy Smith

Tommy Smith

Tenor saxophonist Tommy Smith is one of Scotlands leading jazz musicians and composers. An internationly recognised soloist and bandleader he has worked with Chick Corea. Kenny Wheeler and collaborated with Scotland's Poet Laureate Edwin Morgan. profile & recordings >>


Various Jazz

Various Jazz

Great value samplers and compilations featuring tracks from Linn Records most recent bestselling albums and artists. profile & recordings >>