Monthly Archives: July 2015

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The Column: Eddie Myer – Love Supreme Festival 2015

Eddie Myer in conversation with Barney Dufton from Neapolitan, the production team behind the Love Supreme Festival.   SJM So… Love Supreme is a greenfield jazz festival… who conceived of this idea in the first place?   BD The idea came from Ciro Romano who’s our festival director. He’s been involved in music for years…

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Christine Tobin Interview

  We caught up with vocalist Christine Tobin ahead of her appearance at this year’s Love Supreme Festival.   What has been the one thing that has helped you advance in terms of your growth as a vocalist?     “I don't think I could pin it down to one thing. There are many factors and…

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Asaf Sirkis Interview

  Drummer and percussionist Asaf Sirkis talks to Charlie Anderson about his journey to the UK, his use of the Konnakol system and his latest projects   Can you tell us about your journey and how you ended up here in the UK?     “Growing up in Israel, it’s a very small place. There are…

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Ant Law Interview

Guitarist Ant Law has been performing in Tim Garland’s group and now releases his second album, Zero Sum Game. Here he talks to Charlie Anderson.   Tell us a little bit about how you got started in music.     “I usually tell this lame joke about how when I was born I emerged strumming my…

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Big Band Scene (July 2015)

    Big Band Scene Saxophonist Patrick Billingham continues his monthly column with a look at The Ronnie Smith Big Band and The Phoenix Big Band.       Was there ever a big band ‘Golden Age’?  I like to think so. From the 1930s to the 1950s.  Many large towns and cities had at least one…

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The Snowdrop Jazz Night, Lewes (July 2015)

  The Snowdrop Jazz Night, Lewes Hosted by Terry Seabrook on keys with various featured guests and sidemen. Free admission (collection taken towards running expenses). Great beers and top nosh. The Snowdrop Inn, 119 South St, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2BU Tel:01273 471018    Monday 6th July Quinto Latin jazz featuring Raul D’Oliviera with Dave…

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Preview: The Nightingale Room in Brighton

  Jazz at Brighton’s Newest Venue : The Nightingale Room The Nightingale Room is located on the first floor of the Grand Central pub, right across the road from Brighton station at the bottom of Surrey Street. So close to the town’s main transport hub, it’s an easy place to reach from all directions. It…

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Asaf Sirkis Rhythm Workshop @ Brighton Jazz School

    Asaf Sirkis Rhythm Workshop at The Verdict, Brighton, in association with Brighton Jazz School. Charlie Anderson reviews a workshop given by drummer and percussionist       Asaf Sirkis is best known for his work with saxophonists Gilad Atzmon and Tim Garland but he is also an accomplished teacher and clinician who enjoys sharing what…