Monthly Archives: October 2015

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The Column: Eddie Myer – Alive and Kicking

    Where’s the best place to hear live jazz? A Storyville juke joint, a Mississippi paddle steamer, a dancehall or a cellar bar in a sketchy neighbourhood? Or a concert hall, a downtown supper club, a high-production outdoor festival or an arts centre theatre? Maybe you can even dig it when it’s performed in a…

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Matthew Halsall Interview

Tell us about your new album, Into Forever,  and how that came about.     “It was a slightly different record to the previous five albums that I’ve done. They’re all jazz records inspired by modal jazz. With this one I wanted to be much more like a composer/producer role. I was more focussed on the…

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Michael Janisch Interview

Bassist, composer and record label owner Michael Janisch took time from his busy touring schedule to talk about his latest album, Paradigm Shift.   Tell us about your latest album Paradigm Shift.     “It's been four years since I originally recorded the music for my next solo double-disc album Paradigm Shift and the music was…

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BIG BAND SCENE (OCT. 2015)

Saxophonist Patrick Billingham continues his monthly column with a look at Terry Pack’s Trees.   Once again, some bad news and some good news.  The bad news is that the fangs of austerity have once again bitten deep into the Brighton Jazz scene.  Lack of funding means that The Lantern Fayre, planned for the first week-end…

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Oxjam Brighton Takeover: Jazz Stage At The Verdict

    The Oxjam Festival returns to Brighton this year on Saturday 17th October. The Verdict will once again be hosting the Jazz Stage, which this year is curated by Sussex Jazz Magazine.     The line up includes a wide variety of jazz artists, showing off the diversity of the local jazz scene in Sussex.   …

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New Generation Jazz at The Verdict

With three major new jazz festivals, a new purpose-built jazz club, top-class big bands, a thriving jazz school and a wealth of grassroots players and gigs, jazz has never been stronger or better represented in the Brighton area. Yet it can still be hard for new acts to break through to connect with audiences outside…

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THE SNOWDROP JAZZ NIGHT, LEWES (October 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 5th October Geoff Simkins with Terry Seabrook, piano; Nigel Thomas, bass; Milo Fell, drums.     …

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Preview: The Nightingale Room Tuesday 13th October 2015

Tuesday 13th October Anita Wardell  8:30pm (door 8pm) Tickets: £8 go to thenightingaleroom.co.uk/whats-on   Vocalist Anita Wardell with Terry Seabrook, piano; Nigel Thomas, bass; Milo Fell (drums)  Anita's singing is exciting and breathtaking. She is noted for her mesmerizing and captivating vocal improvisations and vocalese lyrics to instrumental solos. Anita is a musician who uses…