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Big Band Scene (Sept. 2018)

    A new big band called “Some Like it Hot” is looking for trombonists. Rehearsals are on the fourth Wednesday of each month in Herstmonceux.  If you can help, please contact Jo Wood for further details, jowood01@gmail.com, 07545 305690.     The Mark Travers Project, created in 2017, is a twelve piece small big band, formed to…

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Live Review: Tim Whitehead at The Verdict

Tim Whitehead Quartet The Verdict, Brighton Friday 17th August, 2018       It’s been a while since Tim Whitehead performed in Brighton so it was a joy to see him performing with his longtime associate Milo Fell on drums and eminent local bassist Nigel Thomas.     Beginning with a latin version of Invitation, followed by…

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Live Review: Womad Festival 2018

WOMAD Festival 2018 Charlton Park, Wiltshire Thursday 26th – Sunday 29th July, 2018       Pre-festival publicity for this year’s WOMAD festival was clouded by news regarding cancellations due to stricter visa controls, forcing a number of bands to cancel performances and workshops. But this didn’t impact on the atmosphere of the festival which remained…

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Clare Teal Interview

Award winning vocalist and Radio 2 presenter Clare Teal spoke to SJM editor Charlie Anderson about her upcoming performance at the Rye International Jazz Festival and running her own record label.   You’re performing at Rye Jazz Festival this year. Have you played there before?     “We played there a couple of years ago in…

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Dan Sheppard Interview

Double bassist Dan Sheppard spoke to SJM editor Charlie Anderson about his beginnings in jazz, The Jazz Agency and his plans for the future.   How did you get into jazz?     “It was my parents fault; they had a really good record collection. I got used to the sound of it when I was…

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Jazz News (Aug. 2018)

    The Pavilion Cafe Bar in Worthing has announced a new series of monthly jazz concerts beginning in October with artists that include Robert Fowler, Allison Neale, Colin Oxley, Winston Rollins, Jo Fooks and Jacqui Hicks.     Splash Point Jazz Festival in Eastbourne have announced that they will be supporting local children’s charity Chestnut Tree…

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Big Band Scene (Aug. 2018)

Patrick Billingham looks at the start of Eastbourne Bandstand’s Big Band & Swing Sound concerts and re-visits digital archiving.   Mea Culpa and apologies all round, especially to supporters of The Sussex Jazz Orchestra who missed a gig last month because I failed to list it. There’s no excuse as I was aware of it…