Author: Maggie Samkova

Heartcore for Africa (charity song)

*For once, today’s Q&A is not advice from music industry experts, it’s an interview about a wonderful idea of how jazz can help those less fortunate than us. It’s Christmas time so I thought this little fairy tale story won’t do any harm* – Maggie Samkova (guest interviewer) The idea was born in Berlin. If you remember, Jazzfuel did a Q&A with Kurt Rosenwinkel earlier this year. You also might remember that among others Kurt spoke about his freshly launched independent (Berlin based) label Heartcore Records. Heartcore Records employ creative minds and one of its representatives, Michaela Bokova, came...

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15,000 jazz fans a year: Interview with Vilem Spilka of JazzFestBrno

[note from Matt: I’m handing over to my booking agency colleague & Jazzfuel social media expert Maggie for this Q&A with Jazzfest Brno artistic director Vilem Spilka. She’s based in Prague and knows today’s guest – Vilem – well. Over to you Maggie..!] MAGGIE: I’ve known Vilém for a few years now and he’s always been this mad…in a good way! I remember seeing him give a lecture at a conference for music managers and he was explaining the role of a music manager using a huge picture of a Czech literary and comic character “Ferda the Ant”. Ferda...

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