Services To Jazz
Alan Bates founded Black Lion Records in the late 60s, recording artists as diverse as Chris Barber, Thelonious Monk and Sun Ra. In the 1980s he took over the running of the Candid label, signing Stacey Kent, Clare Teal and Jamie Cullum among others.
Oliver Weindling started The Babel label in 1994 and has been responsible for managing the release of over 60 albums by artists as diverse as Billy Jenkins, Christine Tobin and Acoustic Ladyland. He is also a director of London's Vortex Jazz Club.
Babel Label site
Steve Rubie has run London's 606 Jazz Club for more than 30 years and has dedicated himself to promoting the work of musicians resident in the UK. The club is recognised as one of the best in Europe.
606 CLub site