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Jazz Revelations is a UK-based website which posts news, reviews, features and interviews on the jazz world and beyond.


JR is a regular music podcast with jazz at its core. Presented and produced by Ally J Steel, the podcast looks at the latest releases in jazz, electronica, hip-hop, and beyond.

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Find out about our contributors below.

Ally J Steel

Editor, Founder & JR Podcaster

Ally created Jazz Revelations back in January 2016, with it starting as a student radio show at Leeds Student Radio (LSR).


Currently, he is the acting editor of and writes for the website, alongside creating and producing the JR Podcast.


Ally is a trumpet player and DJ.


@allyjsteel (Twitter & Instagram)


For press releases, opportunities and enquiries, please email: alastair.j.steel97@gmail.com


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Ben Lee

Website Co-founder & Chief Contributor

Ben studies at the University of Leeds. He has a fortnightly radio show 'World Boogie Jukebox' on Leeds Student Radio, and is a drummer and percussionist with Leeds groups Himehabu and Mondo Bizarre.


Having served on the LUU Jazz & Blues committee in 2017/18, Ben wanted to continue sharing his insights and excitement for the blossoming local, national and international jazz scenes as he contributes with regular content for the website.


For press releases, opportunities and enquiries, please email: ben.lee4@live.co.uk

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Hamish Irvine

Website Co-founder & Contributor

Hamish is a wedding & freelance photographer based in Leeds.


If he’s not snapping couples and shooting events, you’ll most likely find him dancing away at the front of gigs, or listening to new release jazz records at home.

A sax player himself, Hamish has involved himself in the accelerating Leeds jazz scene and has never been more inspired by the new wave sounds of UK Jazz. He’s determined to grow the conversation.



For press releases, opportunities and enquiries, please email: info@hamishirvine.com | www.hamishirvine.com

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Robbie McGrail


Robbie is a final year student at the University of Leeds. He is on the committee for the Leeds Union Music Library (UML) and has a show called ‘Ascensions’ on Leeds Student Radio, which focuses on spiritual jazz of the past and present.


Robbie is a guitarist and a DJ with the UML. He is an avid follower of the jazz world with a particular interest in South African Cape jazz, spiritual jazz, and the current UK jazz scene.

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