Jazz Reviews by Wes George

In the early 60's I heard a wonderful new jazz sub genre that my parents were playing with songs like the Girl From Ipanema and Wave by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Astrud Gilberto, João Gilberto and US sax maestro Stan Getz, this Brazilian Bossa Nova rhythm was to start me on a love affair with this beautiful music which has lasted to this day.

Growing up in the 70's and working in the music store which my parents opened in the latter years of their playing careers I played in bands and played every album by the Average White Band, George Benson, Boz Scaggs and of course worked every possible night through the Disco Era when artists like Chic, Sister Sledge, The Bee Gees become household names.


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In the late 70's I was asked to help out some friends in Canada which lead to radio, but with a totally different menu of music than I had played in Europe, but not one I was totally unaware of with artists like Asia, Kansas, Hall And Oates, Foreigner, Journey and Linda Ronstadt who were to become plays on my daily radio shows broadening my own musical horizons.

A return to Europe in the early 80's I was working in soul and funk clubs in London and Stuttgart, Germany and upon my return to the UK in the 1990's I was playing in clubs and hotels before founding JazzNet247 Radio Europe in 1994.

In a lifetime in the music industry as a musician, dj, radio presenter, music shop owner, instrument repairer, nightclub manager, sound engineer, marketer, PR guy, multimedia producer, webmaster and online marketer to major label Sony Jazz UK, music reviewer and radio station host, engineer and producer I have enjoyed playing and introducing music and especially the jazz genre which has been the underlaying love of my lifetime in the music industry and in particular Bossa Nova and Mainstream Jazz.

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