Jazz News

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Jazz News (Oct. 2018)

Charlie Anderson rounds up the latest jazz news.   Claire Martin OBE and Pete Long have started a new jazz podcast, entitled Croydon Omelette, which aims to be both informative and fun. Last year they presented the Christmas show on Jazz FM, and previously Claire was a regular host on BBC Radio 3’s Jazz Line…

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Jazz News (Sept. 2018)

Charlie Anderson rounds up the latest jazz news. Click on the blue links for more information (links take you to third party websites).       September sees Splash Point Jazz Festival coming to 3 separate venues around Eastbourne on Sunday 30th September, whilst Jazz In The Round host the Emergence Festival in Hastings over the…

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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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Jazz News (July 2018)

    The Under Ground Theatre in Eastbourne has now closed for the near future as the lease, which expired back in 2016 but was renewed on a monthly basis, has been put out to tender by East Sussex County Council.     This comes at a time when venues across Britain are under threat, with The…

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Jazz News (June 2018)

    Love Supreme Festival have released the stage times for this year’s festival which takes place from Friday 29th June until Sunday 1st July. Headliners include Elvis Costello, Pharoah Sanders, Steve Winwood and Dave Holland/Chris Potter/Zakir Hussain. The stage times are available from their website.     In other festival news, Eastbourne’s Splashpoint Jazz Festival, have…

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Jazz News (May 2018)

    Love Supreme Festival have announced their full line up, including artists appearing on the Bandstand: Three Little Birds, Paul Richards Trio, Giwha and the 1618, Sonnymoon for 3, Charlotte Glasson, Roy Hilton, Rory ingham, Where Pathways Meet, Sen3, Peter Fraize, Johnny Mansfield, Pete Hill Quintet and the 9-piece Tomorrow’s Warriors Female Frontline (led by…

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Jazz News (April 2018)

    UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock will be doing his best to unify the jazz community on 30th April, International Jazz Day. This year’s host city is St. Petersburg, which recently expelled US diplomats following the Salisbury spy poisoning.     The Jazz FM Awards ceremony also takes place on International Jazz Day, at Shoreditch Town…

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Jazz News (March 2018)

    Veteran jazz photographer and SJM contributor Brian O’Connor launches an exhibition of his jazz photography at the Clocktower Cafe in Croydon next month. Having photographed a number of jazz artists since 1971, the exhibition will have its official opening on Saturday 7th April at 2pm by the deputy mayor of Croydon, with music supplied…

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Jazz News (Feb. 2018)

    As well as mourning the recent passing of South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela, the local jazz scene is also mourning the loss of Don Jeffery, who ran Hastings Jazz Club for a number of years and recently passed away. The jazz scene in Sussex is also mourning the loss of drummer Chris Carrington, who…

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Jazz News (Jan. 2018)

    Legendary British pianist John Critchinson passed away on 15th December at the age of 82. Beginning his jazz career performing with the likes of Tubby Hayes and Ronnie Scott, he became Ronnie Scott’s regular pianist from 1979 onwards performing with a number of visiting Americans such as Joe Henderson and Chet Baker. After Ronnie…