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Live Review: Eastbourne Splash Point Jazz Festival

Eastbourne Splash Point Jazz Festival The Fishermen’s Club, Christ Church and Leaf Hall, Eastbourne Sunday 30th September, 2018   Splash Point Jazz’s inaugural jazz festival in Eastbourne saw 12 different bands performing across 3 separate venues. The largest venue of the festival, Christ Church, hosted Festival Director Neal Richardson’s Band who performed a number of…

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Live Review: Joe Armon-Jones at Patterns

Joe Armon-Jones Patterns, Brighton Wednesday 10th October, 2018   The new London jazz scene, recently featured in the New York Times, is all about the live experience and this is something that Mr. Bongo is bringing to Patterns in Brighton over the next few months. Ezra Collective’s pianist Joe Armon-Jones, on his return to Brighton,…

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Live Review: Brighton Alternative Jazz Festival at St. Luke’s Church

Brighton Alternative Jazz Festival: Adam Fairhall, David Birchall/Andrew Cheetham/Julie Kjaer/Hannah Marshall, Laura Jurd’s Dinosaur, Ivo Perelman & Matthew Shipp, Peter Brötzmann & Full Blast, Irreversible Entanglements St. Luke’s Church, Brighton Saturday 13th October, 2018   Still illuminated from the previous week’s performance of legendary composer Terry Riley, St Luke’s Church had the enormous honour of…

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Live Review: Pete Hill Quintet at The Verdict

Pete Hill Quintet The Verdict, Brighton Friday 31st August, 2018   Drummer Pete Hill made a name for himself on the Brighton scene as an experienced, contemporary drummer and since moving to London he’s continued to develop both his playing and the variety of bands he performs with. Performing as part of the excellent New…

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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…