Laura Barton is a writer and broadcaster. Her second book Sad Songs will be published by Quercus in autumn 2020.
The new generation of genre-defying musicians
From Sgt. Pepper to Nigel Kennedy, the classical-pop crossover is nothing new in the music world. But today's generation of musicians are going a step further by refusing to recognise genre at all, and instead seeing where the mood takes them - and their audiences
London loves jazz music
The London jazz scene has burst out of its middle-class straitjacket to embrace... Well, everything. Laura Barton gets down