Monthly Archives: September 2015

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The Column: Eddie Myer – United We Stand

    The unfolding drama of the Labour Party leadership contest provides a sorry spectacle of a beleaguered organisation suffering the additional indignities of infighting and disunity at the very moment when a show of solidarity is most needed. The history of the Labour Party is roughly contemporaneous with that of the many-faceted music identified as…

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Allison Neale Interview

Saxophonist Allison Neale talks to SJM about her influences and her upcoming gigs in Sussex.   Tell us a bit about your background and how you got into jazz.     “I started on flute when I was about eight years old and my father is a really big jazz fan so I grew up listening…

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Daniel Spicer Interview

In an interview with SJM editor Charlie Anderson, writer Daniel Spicer discusses his latest venture, the Brighton Alternative Jazz Festival which launches this month at The Old Market.   Tell us a bit about your background.     “I write for The Wire and Jazzwise magazine so I’m a jazz critic and I do a radio…

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Corey Mwamba Interview

  Vibraphonist Corey Mwamba is based in Derby and frequently performs in jazz and contemporary music settings around the UK. Ahead of his appearance at the first Brighton Alternative Jazz Festival, SJM caught up with him to discuss his latest projects and to hear his advice on arts funding applications.   How did you get…

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Big Band Scene (Sept. 2015)

Saxophonist Patrick Billingham continues his monthly column with a look at The Maestro Academy Players and The Sussex Universities Big Band.       Recent news reports have suggested that nightclubs are facing extinction in this country.  Fewer than half have survived from 2005.  Clubbing has ceased altogether in some towns.  There is much speculation on…

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The Snowdrop Jazz Night , Lewes (Sept. 2015)

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 7th September Pete Burden (alto sax) and Steve Salkind (tenor sax) With Terry Seabrook, organ and…

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Preview: The Nightingale Room in Brighton (Sept. 2015)

Jazz at The Nightingale Room (Brighton’s Newest Venue)  Address: 29-30 Surrey Street, Brighton, BN1 3PA Tuesday Sept 15th : Jim Mullen 8:30pm (door 8pm) Tickets: £8 go to thenightingaleroom.co.uk/whats-on With Milo Fell on drums and Terry Seabrook on organ.   The Uk’s top Jazz guitar man Nigel playing with Terry Seabrook (organ) and Milo Fell…

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Terry Pack’s Trees reviewed by Charlie Anderson

Terry Pack’s Trees Brighton Open Air Theatre (BOAT) on Sunday 9th August & The Brunswick, Hove on Sunday 23rd August       Terry Pack’s ambitious big band project, Trees, has grown from a tiny acorn to fully-fledged forest drawn from a pool of 40+ musicians from the Sussex area.     Trusting the sound in his…