Gilles Peterson

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‘There is no safety net’: music festivals in UK raise ticket prices as costs soar
Organisers grapple with increasing financial challenges amid ongoing effects of Brexit and the pandemic

Safi Bugel

21, Oct, 2022 @5:45 PM

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‘It feels harder than ever’: independent radio stations under threat from rising bills
Gilles Peterson and other station bosses explain how the passion projects that sustained music scenes and consoled listeners over lockdown now find themselves in jeopardy from rocketing costs – with little sign of government help

Will Pritchard

16, Sep, 2022 @10:31 AM

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We Out Here festival review – celebratory weekend of raucous dance and cosmic jazz
Showcasing rising UK talents like Two Shell and the Comet Is Coming alongside Detroit legends Underground Resistance, Gilles Peterson’s festival is a delight

Jasmine Kent-Smith

29, Aug, 2022 @5:16 PM

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‘It was a Lazarus story’: how BBC 6 Music rose from the dead to become the home of new music
As the indie station celebrates its 20th anniversary, key players explain its humble roots, how it survived the threat of cancellation, and how they see its future

Laura Snapes

10, Mar, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Feel the heat: Gilles Peterson's Brazilian playlist
From samba to jazz and house, the DJ and founder of radio station Worldwide FM picks 10 tracks to transport you to Brazil

Antonia Wilson

29, Apr, 2020 @12:29 PM

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Gilles Peterson: ‘This period is going to be one of nostalgia'
The founder of eclectic radio station Worldwide FM on experimental subgenres, looking back and music as therapy

Ammar Kalia

24, Apr, 2020 @12:00 PM

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Rising numbers of younger fans spark a UK jazz renaissance
Streaming sites report growth in young listeners and festivals are signing up more jazz acts

Sarah Marsh

29, Jul, 2019 @5:00 AM

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‘Confidence and swagger’: how Melbourne’s future jazz scene won over Gilles Peterson
The BBC DJ is championing the nebulous new genre, releasing a compilation recorded in its epicentre – a bungalow in Coburg called the Grove

Nick Buckley

10, Jul, 2019 @3:12 AM

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The British jazz explosion: meet the musicians rewriting the rulebook
The UK is home to a diverse, collaborative and newly confident jazz scene. We meet seven musicians reinvigorating the genre

Kate Hutchinson. Photographs by Antonio Olmos for the Observer

08, Apr, 2018 @8:30 AM

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Gilles Peterson: 'The boundary between club culture and jazz is finally breaking'
There’s an exciting DIY mindset in the UK live scene that recalls the buzz around jazz when I DJed at Dingwalls in the 80s

Gilles Peterson

16, Feb, 2018 @4:03 PM

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The UK jazz invasion: 'I’m sure that some purists wouldn’t even call it jazz'
Experimentation and cross pollination are at the heart of a new jazz, combining it with grime, jungle and house to make a sound that works at clubs and festivals

Lanre Bakare in Austin, Texas

15, Mar, 2017 @8:00 AM

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Gilles Peterson Presents Havana Cultura Anthology review – a seamless collection

Neil Spencer

13, Nov, 2016 @7:45 AM

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