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Laura Baker Interview

After a new refurbishment at The Verdict jazz club in Brighton, SJM editor Charlie Anderson sat down to talk to new café manager Laura Baker.   How did you get into jazz?     My parents were huge jazz fans. But of course, going back, that was something that I reacted against. My dad was a…

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Big Band Scene (Oct. 2017)

Patrick Billingham looks forward to the New World Orchestra, applications for the Eastbourne bandstand in 2018 and revisits the legacy of Glenn Miller.     Sadly, the weather intervened on the 3rd of last month, so Super Sunday was downsized to just three big band gigs.  The last of which was in the evening featuring Terry…

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Live Review: Ian Price Charity Celebration

Ian Price Charity Celebration Hare & Hounds, Worthing Tuesday 5th September, 2017       Now an annual event at the Hare and Hounds, this tribute to saxophonist Ian Price sees a number of musicians who performed with him join forces in his memory and raise money for MacMillan Cancer Support.     Mark Bassey’s band played…

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Live Review: Jazz For Labour at The Walrus

Jazz For Labour Monday 25th & Tuesday 26th September, 2017  The Walrus, Brighton        The brainchild of Jazzwise editor in chief and Brighton resident Jon Newey, and organised by Newey, Terry Seabrook and Julian Nicholas, this two-evening event helped raise more than £1,300 for the local Labour party, in the same week that Labour…

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Album Review: Lizz Wright – Grace

Lizz Wright Grace (Concord Records)       Each of the songs on this album is composed by a different songwriter, ranging from Sister Rosetta Tharpe to Bob Dylan and k.d. lang. But all of them have the common theme of the American South.     Georgian native Lizz Wright is the perfect vocalist for this project,…

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The Column: Eddie Myer – The Silver Screen

    September can be a quiet month for music fans, after the summer festival season is over but before the autumn touring schedules kick in. Of course, expectations can be sustained by the promise of the EFG London Jazz Festival, coming our way in November, and there is heartening news from the wonderful South Coast…

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Gabriel Latchin Interview

    Pianist Gabriel Latchin has been making himself known on the London jazz scene for a while now and has been performing at Ronnie Scott’s and the 606 club. Gabriel has recently released his new trio album and will be touring throughout September.     Gabriel began playing piano from a young age and grew up…