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Interview for London Jazz Festival

Nothing gets you right in the spirit of the Festival quite like catching up with an artist, especially an artist we consider a good friend and when we get to take them along to meet Robert Roope at the stylish and inimitable Black Eyewear in central London. For those not in the know or those curious as to where the likes of Paloma Faith, Lauren Laverne and Courtney Pine get their most striking glasses from, Black Eyewear is the destination for you.

Black Eyewear is a boutique eyewear brand with a passion for jazz and the legendary style and inspiring creativity borne of the golden era of jazz. Each and every frame is inspired by a jazz musician and named as such. Browse through a host of frames named after Duke, Ray, Ella and everyone in between and take on that retro glamour for yourself. If Mad Men did opticians, this would be Joan’s favourite hang out.

Owner Robert Roope is a passionate fan of jazz, the stars of the past and the new leading lights forging their own path and styles. This year Black Eyewear is supporting the evolution of the younger generation of jazz and has chosen to support a new piece of music at the EFG London Jazz Festival, a commissioned piece by MOBO-nominated rising star, Peter Edwards.....


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