Daily Archives: September 1, 2019

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Imogen Ryall Interview

Vocalist Imogen Ryall has been part of the UK jazz scene for a growing number of years. Here she talks to Charlie Anderson about her work as a lyricist and her latest project Anöna Trio.   When Claire Martin recorded an album with guitarist Jim Mullen last year, in tribute to Wes Montgomery, it featured…

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Column: Eddie Myer – Old and New Dreams

As festival season proceeds regardless of the changeable weather, leading us damply but surely towards the autumn touring and album release schedule, when new releases drop as swiftly as autumn leaves, the protean artform known as jazz continues to attract media attention, holding out the possibility that some of the online verbiage will translate into…

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Live Review: Brothers Testament at The Verdict

New Generation Jazz: Brothers Testament The Verdict Brighton Friday 30th August, 2019 Fresh from their recent appearance at Brainchild Festival plus high profile gigs at top London venues, The Vortex, Ronnie Scott’s and The Jazz Cafe, the high energy, groove based Brothers Testament brought their unique take on the “Nu Jazz” phenomenon to the Verdict…

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Words…Don Benjamin

    I come from a fairly musical family, neither of my parents were full-time musicians but both were musical in different ways and made sure our house was always full of instruments. At some point I found their xylophone and learnt a few nursery rhymes which set me off on a path to studying…

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Big Band Scene (Sept. 2019)

Some Like It Hotter      Some Like It Hotter is an 18-piece predominantly female swing band founded in September last year by baritone saxophonist Jody Wood, who moved from London to Bexhill in 2017. Her love of bonkers, OTT glamour didn’t quite translate to East Sussex. She was also surprised by the dearth of…

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Jazz News (Sept. 2019)

2019 Parliamentary Jazz Awards The full list of nominees for the 2019 Parliamentary Jazz Awards have been announced with Brighton’s The Verdict jazz club nominated for Jazz Venue of the Year and Claire Martin OBE nominated for Jazz Vocalist of the Year. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Tuesday 3rd December….

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Live Review: Bonsai at New Generation Jazz

New Generation Jazz: Bonsai The Verdict Brighton Friday 26th July, 2019 On another steamy Brighton night The Verdict Jazz Club welcomed the highly praised quintet Bonsai to The New Generation Jazz stage. Formed in 2014 and originally named Jam Experiment, this group of young musicians have been mentioned by many in the same breath as…