SUMMER 2022 EDITION

Welcome to the Summer 2022 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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In VJM 192, we feature “Shanghai Shuffle”: The International Mystery of Captain George Warmack’s Orchestra written by Colin Hancock. This fascinating story about this obscure bandleader takes us from America to Japan and back again with some Japanese recordings along the way. Discographical information compiled by Dave Hignett is also presented.

Brian Goggin has also compiled Unsung Heroes: Walter Barnes a few photos of this early reedman and bandleader with a note to accompany them. In particular, his wife’s niece and great-niece have kindly shared a photo of this fine musician and bandleader with his wife in the 1930s.

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. Ate’s Discographical Ramblings feature some fascinating information gathered and presented by Ate van Delden (see a selection of his Ramblings online), 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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