Sharon Jones

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Lee Fields has made another sumptuous soul album to add to his pile. The veteran singer continues to forge Southern R&B music that sounds as if it(...)

Sharon Jones (centre) with the Dap-Kings

Sharon Jones died on November 18th, 2016 and the world became a few shades less funky. Jones had the kind of voice that could instantly warm your bloo(...)

The time is right for music that hits hard, and Freedom Is Free is one such. Call it a reaction to the strange and menacing times we live in, or perha(...)

Adele: the only artist to win Grammys for album, record and song of the year twice. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Adele swept the 59th annual Grammy Awards for her album 25, an enormous hit around the world, in a night that shut out Beyoncé from the major awards a(...)

Sharon Jones: May 4th, 1956-November 18th, 2016. Photograph:  Georg Hochmuth/EPA
Obituary: Sharon Jones
  • People
  • November 26, 2016, 01:00

Sharon Jones, a powerhouse soul singer with a gritty voice, fast feet and indomitable energy, has died aged 60. Jones sang and shouted the kind of go(...)

One of the best music docs of recent years was Twenty Feet From Stardom, about unheralded backing singers. For many years, New Yorkers Sau(...)

 Grammy winner Dianne Reeves pictured performing in the Everyman Palace during the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Thirty-five years after its inception, the Guinness Cork Jazz festival continues to go from strength to strength. From McCurtain Street’s hectic array(...)

Ginger Baker (left) - who formed Cream in the 1960s with Eric Clapton (right) and Jack Bruce and later played with Blind Faith - will perform at the Everyman Theatre at this year’s Guinness Cork Jazz Festival. This image is of a Royal Albert Hall show in 2005. File photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Rock drummer Ginger Baker is among the acts confirmed for this year’s Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, running in the city over the October bank holiday.B(...)

Ed Sheeran: four nights in a row at Dublin's O2 in October

One season ends and another begins. As the outdoor shows run out of road, it’s time to return to the indoor halls, clubs and arenas. Many would arg(...)

Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings certainly know what the people want, and they’ve built a successful career on the back of wham-bam brassy retro-soul(...)