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EditorMike Flynn
PublisherMark Allen Group
Founded1997; 27 years ago (1997)
CountryUnited Kingdom
Based inLondon

Jazzwise is a British monthly magazine focused on jazz, launched in 1997.[1] The magazine covers a range of jazz sub-genres and provides news coverage, a national gig guide, a jazz-on-film page, feature articles, and a review section that evaluates new musical releases, DVDs, books, and live performances. Important news stories also feature on the Jazzwise magazine website. Jazzwise mentors new jazz writers through its ongoing intern scheme and the Write Stuff workshops held each November during the London Jazz Festival.[2]


In 2006 Jazzwise editor Jon Newey won Journalist of the Year at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards.

In 2007, Jazzwise won two awards - Best Jazz Publication at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards[3] and Best Jazz Publication at the Ronnie Scott's awards.

In 2009, Jazzwise writer Kevin Le Gendre won Journalist of the Year at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards, while in 2010 Jazzwise won Best Jazz Publication for the second time, gig guide editor Mike Flynn won Journalist of the Year, and CD reissues reviewer Alyn Shipton won Broadcaster of the Year.[4]

In 2012, editor Jon Newey won the Parliamentary Jazz Award for Journalist of the Year for a second time, and in January 2013 Jazzwise won the coveted Best Jazz Media Accolade at the Jazz FM awards.[5]

Jazzwise was initially part of Jazzwise Publications Limited. The Jazzwise brand and magazine were acquired in February 2013 by MA Business & Leisure, a division of Mark Allen Group.[6] The Jazzwise Education and Jazzwise Direct brand were retained by the original owner and renamed SendMeMusic.


  1. ^ "Jazzwise aims to become Europe market leading jazz magazine". Music Week. CMP Information. Retrieved 17 January 2009.
  2. ^ "Work experience opportunities at Jazzwise 2013". Jazzwise. Retrieved 27 December 2022.
  3. ^ "Jazzwise picks up award". Press Gazette. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  4. ^ Barrett, Andy. "Jazzwise wins majority in Parliament". miPRO. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  5. ^ "Jazz FM Awards – The Winners". London Jazz News. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  6. ^ "Mark Allen Group acquires Jazzwise, the UK's leading monthly jazz magazine". Mark Allen Group/News. Mark Allen Group. Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 26 November 2013.


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