Featuring Mellow Baku with Rachael Johnson’s Youngbloods




“PEOPLE GET READY, the future of jazz is now!” is the title of a book which my daughter gave me for Christmas. Outdated you might think, but not so. It was published in 2013 by Duke University Press, Durham and London.


Mellow Baku

Rachael Johnson

Rachael Johnson











Since launching Jazz&Jazz early in 2011 I have seized every opportunity to feature younger bands and explore the opportunities they present for a wonderful jazz revival. And it’s becoming ever more evident that the time is indeed now!

Bass Drums

Mark Trouson, Bass, Tom Roberts, Drums

Rachael Sax

Rachael with Steve O’Gorman, Sax









So it’s with huge pleasure that I feature here my YouTube of Rachael Johnson’s Youngbloods with guest vocalist Mellow Baku filmed just two nights ago enthralling a full house at JAZZ AT THE BEDFORD, presented by Tad Newton. I especially enjoyed the fun and repartee shared by the band.

Peter M Butler
Editor & Proprietor Jazz&Jazz

Mellow and Rachel

Mellow and Rachael

Rachel Sax

Rachael and Steve










Photos & YouTube © Peter M Butler, Jazz&Jazz

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  1. Paul Goddard says:

    Totally agree, a great gig!
    Mellow Baku is the real thing, a true Jazz singer; she has developed her own style and shows great confidence both in her singing and ‘stagecraft’. A pleasure to see and hear.
    I believe Rachel’s ‘Youngbloods’ were put together for this gig, and it is the first time all four have played together – I sincerely hope it will not be the last – so well done Rachel; and well done all all four, you richly deserved your applause.
    I look forward to your next gig, hopefully sooner rather than later, and not too far away..

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