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About & Contact

Jazz Revelations covers the latest groundbreaking releases on the jazz world and beyond.


Based across the UK, we explore the connections between jazz, hip-hop and electronica, striving to uncover the best music across the spectrum.


JR is a music podcast with jazz at its core. Presented and produced by Ally J Steel, the podcast looks at the latest reflects the music that we love.

To keep in the loop with our activity, make sure to follow Jazz Revelations on Instagram and Facebook, as well as subscribing to our newsletter.

For any music submissions, press releases, opportunities or enquiries, please contact

Please bear in mind, due to the volume of emails we receive, we're unable to respond to every submission.

You can find out about our contributors below.

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Ally J Steel

Editor, Founder & JR Podcaster

Ally created Jazz Revelations back in January 2016, starting as a student radio show at Leeds Student Radio. Ally is the acting Editor of Jazz Revelations and writes for the website, alongside creating and producing the JR Podcast.


Ally is also the Digital and Social Media Manager for Jazz FM, a DJ and trumpet player.


@allyjsteel (Twitter & Instagram)


For press releases, opportunities and enquiries, please email:


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Ben Lee

Deputy Editor & Website Co-founder

Ben is the Store Manager at Leeds record store The Vinyl Whistle and the drummer for Leeds psychedelic band himehabu.


Ben has contributed consistently to Jazz Revelations since March 2019, and being a part of the local Leeds jazz scene for the past few years he wanted to continue sharing his insights and excitement for the jazz world. 


He produces a radio show named 'World Boogie Jukebox' that has been broadcast on Leeds Student Radio as well.

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  • Bandcamp
  • SoundCloud
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Robbie McGrail


Robbie is a recent graduate from the University of Leeds. 


Robbie is a guitarist and a DJ. 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.

@ascensions_radio (Instagram)

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Hamish Irvine


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.

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