Daily Archives: March 1, 2015

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Zoe Rahman Interview

Tell us about the concerts that you’re doing with Courtney Pine and how that came about.     “I’ve played in Courtney’s band for a while. I did an album with him called Europa a few years ago and before that I played in his band. I hadn’t played with him for a while, a few…

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The Column: Eddie Myer – Space Is The Place

    We live in a world of ever increasing connectivity, where ever faster, more mobile data services are able to deluge us with an unending stream of cultural, technical, frivolous or salacious information wherever we may find ourselves. You can watch a movie on a mountainside, read up on the latest jargon from deep within…

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John Taylor Interview

Tell us a bit about the trio and the musicians that you’ll be performing with.     “It’s a unit that actually hasn't played in that format before, though the three of us have been involved over the last twenty years doing various things together and separately. I play with Martin France in my trio with…

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Andrew McCormack Interview

British pianist Andrew McCormack has toured with Kyle Eastwood and Jamie Cullum, as well as composing for his own trio. Now based in New York, he tours the UK this month.   What can we expect to hear at your gig at The Verdict in Brighton on Friday 13th March?     “The music we’re playing…

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3 Years of Jazz at The Verdict, Brighton

    In March 2012, The Verdict in Brighton opened its doors to the public with a special opening weekend of concerts featuring the Simon Robinson Trio with a host of guests and two concerts by the Simon Spillett Quartet.     The opening day featured performances from local musicians of different generations, such as bassist Adrian…

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Brighton Festival 2nd – 24th May 2015

    The programme for the 2015 Brighton Festival was announced at a press launch held at Brighton Dome Studio Theatre on 18th February.     The Guest Director of the Festival, award winning Scottish author Ali Smith, explained the bird theme and motif for this year’s festival: “Imagine the world seen from the eye of a…

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The Impossible Gentlemen @ TOM by Charlie Anderson

The Impossible Gentlemen The Old Market, Hove Tuesday 10th February 2015       It’s hard to believe that this was the first appearance in Brighton of The Impossible Gentlemen, but they made the most of their debut, performing pieces that were both refreshing and original.     Beginning with Hold Out For The Sun, it was…