Daily Archives: July 1, 2016

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The Column: Eddie Myer – Festivals of Britain

    As the nation descends into a period of what even the most jubilant Brexiters would have to acknowledge as extensive uncertainty, further polluted by an unwelcome residue of extremely bad feelings stirred up during the dishonest and divisive Referendum campaigns, it’s a relief to turn your weary gaze away from the news and realise…

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Neal Richardson Interview

What has been your personal experience of music education?     “I learnt piano and violin at school, but got bored with the rigid approach. I think I’m a bit dyslexic when it comes to reading musical notes on a page, so found it very tricky (and still do). I’ve always found it much easier to…

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Avery*Sunshine Interview

    Born Denise White and raised in Chester, Pennsylvania (on the outskirts of Philadelphia), she had an upbringing filled with music, especially church gospel music. She started learning to play piano from the age of seven and attended Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia where she studied piano, graduating with a degree in philosophy.     Appointed…

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Love Supreme Preview & Stage Times

Don’t Miss This   Cecile McLorin Salvant Saturday 13:30 Big Top   Scofield Mehldau Guiliana Saturday 17:00 Big Top   Avery*Sunshine Sunday 13:30 Main Stage   Kamasi Washington Sunday 19:30 Big Top     Friday 1st July   Barnacles Leroy Horns leads this unique band comprising three saxophones, trombone and drums.    Duende London based…

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Jazz News (July 2016)

    As the Love Supreme Festival reaches its fourth successful year continuing with its mixture of soul-jazz and contemporary jazz, funded by corporate sponsors, there is some jazz for jazz fans, in the shape of American vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant, saxophonist Kamasi Washington and the unique collaboration between John Scofield, Brad Mehldau and Mark Guiliana….

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Big Band Scene (July 2016)

    Saxophonist Patrick Billingham has good news and bad news. He also profiles community group The Wacky Band.     Well, that’s it.  The referendum is history.  And the result, from my point of view, as a big band musician, is worrying.  The secretive Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) referred to in SJM50 (March) is,…