Welcome to the Spring 2023 update of VJM’s website!

Trevor Benwell started Vintage Jazz Mart in 1953, which makes us the oldest continually-published jazz and blues magazine in the world. Our readers live in over 20 countries across 5 continents!

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VJM 195 sees Colin Hancock present his first Ramblings with some interesting material, so please be sure to contact him with any ramblings you wish to raise or responses! The Ramblings online will be updated soon.

We have the first two parts to a series on reedman Bernhard “Doc” Berendsohn - Ralph Wondraschek sends a well-illustrated biography while Colin Hancock walks us through twenty essential Behrendson recordings. The third part will be a discography to be published in a later issue.

We also have a first article from Roy Headland in appreciation of Keith Nichols. Keith was the musical brains behind countless arrangements; a series of "play-along" recordings for musicians; and the excellent diagrams for Laurie Wright's book "King" Oliver to neatly identify who played what, when and in what key on Oliver’s records. Roy does regular talks illustrated with fine music in the Norwich area so for those of you living in the vicinity, keep an ear out for him!

Russ Shor pens a review of Whitley Bay Classic Jazz Party held last November where a superb weekend of music was had by all! The next one is scheduled already so be sure to get booked up.

We have all the regular features as always - the Reviews section offers informative and incisive analysis of the latest issues in sound and print, physical and digital. For a selection online, see the Reviews page, and the Wants page continues to help hot collectors with their junking!

See our VJM’s Famous Record Auctions where we have another fantastic offering of mouthwatering Jazz and Blues 78s, LPs, books and other goodies! Amazingly, there are even more in the hard copy and online editions of VJM -  not all the auction listings are available on the VJM website - to see the others you’ll have to subscribe to the magazine - it’s great value and you can get your subscription HERE

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