Monthly Archives: November 2014

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Alex Garnett Interview

 We start by talking a bit about the jazz scene in Sussex and Alex Garnett remembers some of the clubs that he used to perform in. He quotes Liane Carroll: “Hastings is an alcoholic town with a fishing problem”. After we both acknowledge the talent that is Liane Carroll, I start with the most basic…

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Aneesa Chaudhry Interview

How did you first get into singing and jazz?      “As a British Asian child growing up in a typical but open-minded Asian household, my parents saw music, drama and sports as being the safe alternative to me and my siblings drinking and smoking at the park with our school peers. It was honestly one…

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Tommaso Starace Interview

Tell us a bit about how you got into jazz and why you chose the saxophone.     “I got into jazz in my late teens when I was 18 years old, so quite late. I have always been into the arts and before starting off music I had done 5 years of acting. I'm a big…

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Hilary Burt Interview

Hilary Burt's album, North Beach, is released this month. It's an eclectic flute-led fusion of jazz, funk, african and latin with some electronica thrown in for good measure! Here she talks about juggling work and music.   How did you start out?     “I come from a musical family – both brothers are guitarists, both…

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Lou Beckerman at The Brunswick, Hove by Charlie Anderson

Lou Beckerman The Brunswick, Hove Sunday 16th November 2014       Walking on stage performing the catchy bass riff that begins Lou Beckerman’s album Into the Blue, there was a palpable sense of intrigue and anticipation of what the audience were about to experience.     Highlights of the first set were a dreamy version of…

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Pascuala Ilabaca

Pascuala Ilabaca was born in Valparaíso, Chile in 1985. From an early age she was interested in music and studied music at the Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso.   Valparaíso, located in the central part of Chile, north of Santiago, is famous as a sea port as well as the ‘cultural capital’ of Chile. It…