Jazz Artists

Aldo Romano

Aldo Romano

Aldo Romano is an Italian-born Jazz drummer who played on several jazz fusion albums in the 1970s' and 80's. profile & recordings >>


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 >>


Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse (1983-2011) was a British singer specialising in popular music and jazz; a true legend whose music and personality influenced and touched many on a global scale. 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 >>


Art Blakey

Art Blakey

Arthur 'Art' Blakey known later as Abdullah Ibn Buhaina, was an American Grammy Award-winning jazz drummer and bandleader. profile & recordings >>


Axel Schultheiss

Axel Schultheiss

Axel Schultheiss is a musician who plays the guitar - full of devotion, intensity, deep emotions and always serving the music.  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 >>


Ben Heit Quartet

Ben Heit Quartet

The Ben Heit Quartet predominantly performs its own compositions, contemporary improvised music with a European focus, which aims to avoid known redundancies and utilise new formative structures, without compromising on improvisatory freedom and spirit for playing. profile & recordings >>


Biel Ballester Trio

Biel Ballester Trio

The Trio play original compositions and gypsy jazz classics with virtuosity, vitality and passion.  profile & recordings >>


Boulou & Elois Ferre

Boulou & Elois Ferre

Boulou and Elios Ferre are two brothers who are also acclaimed French jazz guitarists. profile & recordings >>


Carol Kidd

Carol Kidd

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


Chantal Chamberland

Chantal Chamberland

Chantal Chamberland is a skilled Canadian jazz vocalist whose individual style is becoming increasingly popular. profile & recordings >>


Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus

One of the most important figures in twentieth century American music, Charles Mingus was a virtuoso bass player, accomplished pianist, bandleader and composer. profile & recordings >>


Chet Baker

Chet Baker

Chet Baker was an American jazz trumpeter, flugelhornist and vocalist who earned much attention and critical praise through the 1950s, particularly for albums featuring his vocals. profile & recordings >>


Claire Martin

Claire Martin

The First Lady of British Jazz, Claire Martin, has won Best Vocalist at the British Jazz Awards on six separate occasions 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 >>


Count Basie

Count Basie

William James 'Count' Basie was an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer. profile & recordings >>


David Newton

David Newton

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


David Sanborn

David Sanborn

One of the most commercially successful American saxophonists to earn prominence since the 1980s, David Sanborn has released 24 albums, won six Grammy Awards, and has had eight Gold albums and one Platinum album. Having inspired countless other musicians, Dave has worked in many genres which typically blend instrumental pop, R&B and lately, more and more traditional jazz. profile & recordings >>


Derrick Hodge

Derrick Hodge

Derrick Hodge is a Philadelphia bassist who is equally adept on electric and upright instruments. He is a recording artist, film composer, and session musician. profile & recordings >>


Diana Krall

Diana Krall

Vocalist Diana Krall has become a sensation in the jazz world. Reaching across genre borders with her lush voice and simple, yet soulful piano style, she has become one of the best-selling jazz artists around, appealing to an audience that isn't limited to jazz aficionados. profile & recordings >>


Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington was born April 29, 1899, in Washington, D.C. A major figure in the history of jazz music, his career spanned more than half a century, during which time he composed thousands of songs for the stage, screen and contemporary songbook. He created one of the most distinctive ensemble sounds in Western music and continued to play what he called "American Music" until shortly before his death in 1974. profile & recordings >>


Edgar Knecht

Edgar Knecht

The pianist and composer Edgar Knecht is one of Germany's best jazz musicians. Among award-winning solo programs he has written numerous pieces for theatre, flm and television. profile & recordings >>


El Nino Muchuca

El Nino Muchuca

Paco ‘El Nino’ Machuca is a Spanish guitarist whose trademark sound combines the energy of flamenco with the freedom of jazz.  profile & recordings >>


Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald

Dubbed ‘The First Lady of Song,' Ella Fitzgerald was the most popular female jazz singer in the United States for more than half a century. In her lifetime, she won 13 Grammy awards and sold over 40 million albums. profile & recordings >>


Ensemble Denada

Ensemble Denada

Ensemble Denada are led by trombone player Helge Sunde. Being the musical mastermind behind the Norwegian jazz orchestra, Sunde is responsible for all compositions and arrangements. profile & recordings >>


Esbjorn Svensson Trio

Esbjorn Svensson Trio

As a jazz band e.s.t. created some of the most popular, enduring, forward-thinking and simply enjoyable music the genre has seen for many years. Esbjorn Svensson, Dan Berglund and Magnus Öström captured the hearts and minds of jazz fans with their innovative and imaginative approach to the classic piano trio setting. profile & recordings >>


Fattigfolket

Fattigfolket

Fattigfolket is a Swedish / Norwegian jazz quartet that in the last 10 years have been touring Norway, Sweden, Denmark, France, Czech Republic and Germany, playing at some of the major jazz festivals, jazz clubs and radio shows. profile & recordings >>


Freddie Hubbard

Freddie Hubbard

Freddie Hubbard was an American jazz trumpeter. He was known primarily for playing in the bebop, hard bop and post bop styles from the early 1960s and on. His unmistakable and influential tone contributed to new perspectives for modern jazz and bebop. 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 >>


Gisle Torvik

Gisle Torvik

Gisle Torvik is a jazz/blues guitarist from Torvikbygd in Hardanger, Norway. profile & recordings >>


Gjertrud Lunde

Gjertrud Lunde

Gjertrud Lunde is a Norwegian singer with a background in early music, jazz and world music. profile & recordings >>


Gregory Porter

Gregory Porter

Gregory Porter is an American jazz vocalist, songwriter, and actor. His debut album, 'Water', released in 2010 via Motéma Music, was nominated for Best Jazz Vocal album at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards. 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 >>


Helge Lien

Helge Lien

Helge Lien is a Norwegian Jazz pianist who also works as a composer and band leader. He is best known for his work with the Jazz piano trio, the ‘Helge Lien Trio'. profile & recordings >>


Helge Lien Trio

Helge Lien Trio

Jazz trio led by pianist Helge Lien who is one of the most exciting young talents in Scandinavia.

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Herbie Hancock

Herbie Hancock

Herbie Hancock is an American pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer. As part of Miles Davis's Second Great Quintet, Hancock helped to redefine the role of a jazz rhythm section and was one of the primary architects of the post-bop sound. He was also one of the first jazz musicians to embrace music synthesizers and funk music. 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 >>


Jimmy Smith

Jimmy Smith

Born James Oscar Smith in Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA. Famous for playing the Hammond B3 Organ he was influenced by both gospel and blues. He first achieved prominence in the 1950s where his recordings became popular on jukeboxes before there were commonly used terms to describe his unique musical flavor. In the sixties and seventies he helped create the jazz style known as 'funk' or 'soul jazz'. 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 >>


John Coltrane

John Coltrane

John Coltrane (1926-67) was the most relentlessly exploratory musician in jazz history. He was always searching, seeking to take his music further in what he quite consciously viewed as a spiritual quest. profile & recordings >>


Johnny Hodges

Johnny Hodges

One of the most distinctive solo voices in jazz, the Alto Saxophonist was inextricably bound up with the Duke Ellington Orchestra, which he first joined in may 1928. His plaintive blues playing was as memorable as his haunting ballad playing. 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 >>


Josete Ordonez

Josete Ordonez

Laid-back, Spanish guitar virtuoso 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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Kari Ikonen Trio

Kari Ikonen Trio

The Kari Ikonen Trio is a Finnish piano trio known for their mystic harmonies and swinging rhythms. profile & recordings >>


Karl Seglem

Karl Seglem

Karl Seglem bestows a new lyrical musical language upon Norwegian folkl and contemporary jazz. In his music, this tenor sax and goat horn player takes us off on a visionary journey through the Norwegian countryside. "Light, dreamy sounds of an almost frightening intensity." profile & recordings >>


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 >>


Le QuecumBar Allstars

Le QuecumBar Allstars

A fresh, timeless, nostalgic trip, from Gypsy Swing to Latin. profile & recordings >>


Leila Martial

Leila Martial

Leila Martial is an expressive French jazz singer who is known for her immensely authentic performances. profile & recordings >>


Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong was the first important soloist to emerge in jazz. As a trumpet virtuoso, his playing charted a future for jazz in highly imaginative, emotionally charged improvisation. 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 >>


Melody Gardot

Melody Gardot

Melody Gardot is a singer/ songwriter form New Jersey whos influences range from Duke Ellington to Radiohead. Her third release, 'Absence', has been eagerly anticipated. profile & recordings >>


Meshell Ndegeocello

Meshell Ndegeocello

Meshell Ndegeocello is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, bassist, and vocalist. Her music incorporates a wide variety of influences, including funk, soul, hip hop, reggae, R&B, rock, and jazz. profile & recordings >>


Michel Sajrawy

Michel Sajrawy

Sajrawy is an excellent technical and melodic player who's improvisations steer from the sentimental into daring and encompassing work that keeps the essential spirit of swing and soul using modern instruments.

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Miles Davis

Miles Davis

Miles Davis was an American jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. Widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Miles Davis was, with his musical groups, at the forefront of several major developments in jazz music, including bebop, cool jazz, hard bop, modal jazz and jazz fusion. 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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Nina Simone

Nina Simone

Nina Simone was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist. She was born Eunice Kathleen Waymon (February 21, 1933-April 21, 2003.) profile & recordings >>


Nojazz

Nojazz

Nojazz is a French electronic music band, often labelled as being a Nu-jazz band, with influenced taken from traditional jazz and Cuban music. profile & recordings >>


Norah Jones

Norah Jones

Norah Jones is an American singer-songwriter with a unique blend of jazz and traditional vocal pop in her style with hints of bluesy country and contemporary folk. profile & recordings >>


Oliver Nelson

Oliver Nelson

A superb jazz arranger and composer as well as a highly underrated soloist, best known for his post-bop masterpiece 'The Blues and the Abstract Truth'. profile & recordings >>


Orchestre National de Jazz

Orchestre National de Jazz

The Orchestre National de Jazz (ONJ) is a French jazz orchestra created in 1986 by the Jack Lang, the then Minister of Culture. profile & recordings >>


Paolo Fresu Devil Quartet

Paolo Fresu Devil Quartet

The Devil Quartet is an Italian jazz ensemble which incorporates trumpet, guitar, double bass and drums. profile & recordings >>


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 >>


Randi Tytingvag

Randi Tytingvag

Randi Tytingvåg is a Norwegian jazz singer and songwriter known for her unique, characterful voice and incredible knack for communicating with an audience through detailed composition, and her deft touch for storytelling. profile & recordings >>


Raul Barboza

Raul Barboza

Raul Barboza is a highly skilled accordion player whose Argentinian heritage is evident in his playing. 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 >>


Steely Dan

Steely Dan

Walter Becker and Donald Fagan formed the band in the early seventies after the fellow students decided to pursue their love of jazz music and 'black humour' fiction books. Steely Dan drew influences from jazz, rock, pop, funk and R&B and obviously had great songwriting prowess. After a point, they turned to session musicians as they strived for near perfection in performances and production quality. profile & recordings >>


Stefan Aeby Trio

Stefan Aeby Trio

One of Stefan Aeby's jazz projects is his trio where he teams up with bassist, Andre Pousaz and drummer, Michael Stulz. 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 >>


Stephane Kerecki Trio

Stephane Kerecki Trio

The Stephane Kerecki Trio is a French jazz ensemble which has been hailed as one of the most promising contemporary jazz groups by French magazine Jazzman. profile & recordings >>


Terence Blanchard

Terence Blanchard

Terence Blanchard is an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer, arranger, and film score composer. He is known as a straight-ahead artist in the hard bop tradition but has recently developed an African-fusion style of playing that makes him unique from other trumpeters on the performance circuit. profile & recordings >>


The Andrew Read Trio

The Andrew Read Trio

Inspired by the great piano trios throughout history jazz, the trio's style is rooted firmly in the American jazz tradition; European and Latin influences are never too far away.

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The John Coltrane Quartet

The John Coltrane Quartet

The New York-based John Coltrane Quartet's original lineup included John Coltrane on tenor and soprano sax, McCoy Tyner on piano, Elvin Jones on drums, and Steve Davis on bass. The most famous line-up, however, was Coltrane/Tyner/Garrison/Jones. 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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The Phonebone Quintet

The Phonebone Quintet

The Phonebone Quintet formed in 1994 to play jazz originals and a few of their own compositions. profile & recordings >>


Tigran Hamasyan

Tigran Hamasyan

Tigran Hamasyan is a young musician born 1987 in Armenia. In 2003, Tigran moved with his family to Los Angeles, California. He began playing piano at the age of 3. Since the age of 13, he has played in European festivals. His reputation has steadily grown with every performance. profile & recordings >>


Till Bronner

Till Bronner

Till Bronner is a German-born trumpet player who cites greats such as Louis Armstrong and Chet Baker as his influences. He has quickly risen to prominence within the international jazz community, having twice won Echo Awards and been nominated for two Grammy Awards. profile & recordings >>


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 >>


Windwerk

Windwerk

Windwerk is the German word for the blower of a church organ. Both instruments, the saxophone and the church organ, operate with wind. So they called their ensemble Windwerk. profile & recordings >>