John Fordham (jazz critic)

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John Fordham
Occupation(s)Jazz critic and writer
Awards Parliamentary Jazz Awards "Jazz Journalist of the Year"

John Fordham is a British jazz critic and writer. As well as being the main jazz critic for The Guardian , [1] he publishes a monthly column for the newspaper. [2] He is the author of several books on jazz, and has reported on it for publications including Time Out , City Limits , Sounds , Jazz UK and The Wire . He is a former editor of Time Out, City Limits [3] and Jazz UK. He has contributed to documentaries for radio and television, as well as regularly to BBC Radio 3's programme Jazz on 3. [4]



Fordham has won the Parliamentary Jazz Awards "Jazz Journalist of the Year" award three times since 2005. [5]

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  1. "Guides To British Jazz History" Archived 2012-12-23 at the Wayback Machine The Jazz Site. Retrieved 15 June 2013.
  2. "John Fordham's brand new Guardian Take Five Blog", LondonJazz, 26 April 2012.
  3. Michèle Roberts, Paper Houses: A Memoir of the 70s and Beyond, Little, Brown, 2007.
  4. "John Fordham" page, The Guardian.
  5. "John Fordham biography". Jazz Services. Archived from the original on 25 May 2014.