I’m a London-based music and travel writer, and a part of the production team behind Late Junction on BBC Radio 3.
I write regularly for Jazzwise Magazine (the UK’s leading jazz monthly), The Arts Desk (Best Specialist Journalism Website 2012) and Jazz Standard. I also play the trumpet and have a master’s in performance from the Guildhall School of Music in London.
You can hear some of the sounds I’ve collected on my travels over on soundcloud
I’ve travelled extensively in Europe and Latin America and am a former Editorial Assistant at Wanderlust Travel Magazine. I now freelance for Wanderlust and a number of other travel publications.
In 2012 I spent five months backpacking from New Orleans to Lima, filled numerous dog-eared notebooks with scribblings and typed some of them up for a blog called Notes From The Americas.
In 2014 – as a Leonardo Da Vinci scholar on the EU funded Arts Across Borders Programme – I spent four months living in Madrid, attempted to resucitate my ailing Spanish and wrote a smattering of posts for a blog called Cultura Madrileña.
A lot of my travels seem to centre on eating. I’ve learnt at the apron strings of cooks in Spain, Mexico, Nicaragua and Colombia and eaten at markets and street food stalls from London to Oaxaca.
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– Thomas Rees