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Leigh Kimmins (July ’20)

Melodic Distraction Radio


Leigh is a 25-year-old city hopper fresh from a stint in London and now hiding out in his native Ireland. The Irishman has lived in the English capital as well as Paris and Tokyo, gleaning influences from the underground scenes in each place. 

A recent guest mix on NTS was a chance to platform his love for African music, especially jazz from up and down the continent. He continues his jazz journey with a foray into some soulful Parisian jazz mixed together with free jazz classics from the US and beyond. 

Outside of mixing, Leigh is a fashion model who has hit the catwalks for the likes of Gucci and Louis Vuitton and also spent some time as a journalist in Liverpool and London.  



Chene Noir – Orphée 2000
Chene Noir – La Musique des Amants
Brigitte Fontaine & Areski Belkacem – C’est Normal
Lonnie Liston Smith and the Cosmic Echoes – Summer Nights
Roy Ayers – Third Eye
Buckshot le Fonque – Caged Bird
Wayne Shorter and Milton Nascimento – Ponta de Areia
Sun Ra – Dreaming
Lonnie Liston Smith – It’s Changed
Al Hirt – Harlem Hendoo
Dave Brubeck – Take Five
Pharoah Sanders – Love Is Everywhere

Leigh Kimmins

Soothing jazz sailing over the Irish sea

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