Monthly Archives: October 2019

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Preview: Skinny Pelembe at Patterns

In May this year guitarist, singer and composer Skinny Pelembe released his new album Dreaming Is Dead Now on the Brownswood label. The multi-talented musician was born in Johannesburg, but grew up in Doncaster and has been part of the new generation of artists to benefit from Gilles Peterson’s Future Bubblers development programme. His unique…

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Yadasofi Interview

Drummer and composer Nadav Schneerson formed his jazz ensemble Yadasofi last year and since then they have gone on to release two singles and performed support slots for the likes of Joe Armon-Jones, Nubya Garcia and Maisha. Nadav was born in London but moved to Brighton when he was little and has lived there ever…

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Column: Sam Carelse – On The Corner

One-year anniversary edition! Wow, it’s been a whole year of being snarky about jazz. It’s been a ride and I’ve come to look forward to Lisa sending through memes to review. These usually arrive at an inappropriate moment such as being at someone else’s gig which is no place to laugh until you’re nearly sick…

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Jazz News (Oct. 2019)

Skinny Pelembe at Brighton’s Patterns Guitarist/vocalist Skinny Pelembe tours the UK in October with dates across England, Wales and Scotland. He is currently promoting his latest album Dreaming Is Dead Now on Brownswood Recordings. He appears at Patterns in Brighton on Thursday 17th October with support from Elsa Hewitt.   Guildford Jazz Festival 2020 will…

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Live Review: Arun Luthra at The Verdict

Arun Luthra’s Konnakol Jazz Project The Verdict, Brighton Friday 23rd August, 2019 Konnakol, the South Indian vocal art of performing percussion syllables is something that has rarely been combined with jazz and Arun Luthra represents one of a small number of jazz musicians who have mastered the vocal and rhythmic complexity of this art form….

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Live Review: Outside Broadcast

Outside Broadcast The Verdict, Brighton Saturday 17th August, 2019 For a seemingly serene and quiet Saturday night typical of our country’s climate as it bids summer farewell, this was not the atmosphere being cooked in The Verdict Jazz Club which with open arms and exciting curiosity welcomed to the stage three-piece outfit Outside Broadcast. Consisting…

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Live Review: Jazz for Europe

Jazz for Europe The Brunswick, Hove Thursday 29th August, 2019 Organised by percussionist and Jazzwise editor-in-chief Jon Newey together with Terry Seabrook and Julian Nicholas, this was an evening that brought together a diverse range of musicians from the jazz community, united in their desire for a united Europe. The house band of saxophonist Julian…