Monthly Archives: July 2017

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The Column: Eddie Myer – What’s In A Name?

    We’ve been quietly but firmly insisting in this column that there’s something stirring in the world of jazz-and-related-musics, both here in the UK and further afield. While sales of recordings continue to plummet across all sectors, the rise of delivery via streaming services continues to increase; in fact, thanks to the massive uptake in…

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Charenee Wade Interview

Who have been your biggest influences as a vocalist? My biggest influences growing up definitely included Betty Carter, Dianne Reeves, Sarah Vaughan, Cassandra Wilson, Carmen McRae.   Where did the idea come from to do an album of Gil Scott-Heron’s music?  The idea came from Mark Ruffin. He had produced a Gil Scott-Heron record before,…

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Camilla George Interview

How did you first get into music?     “I was really interested in saxophone from quite a young age and I won a music competition when I was eleven and I got saxophone lessons and a saxophone. From then on I discovered Tomorrow’s Warriors, and particularly Gary Crosby. They really were the force behind getting…

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Love Supreme Guide 2017

You can download our guide to Love Supreme 2017 here.   The Love Supreme Festival has quickly become a well-known and popular jazz festival, the only outdoor jazz festival in the UK and is now sold out for the first time in its five year history.     With a similar layout to last years festival,…

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Big Band Scene (July 2017)

   Patrick Billingham reviews recent big band gigs at The Brunswick, The Round Georges and B.O.A.T..  That’s another election out of the way. My thanks to all who responded to my plea to register to vote and then to use it. Now back to the real world where the big band Summer season is starting…

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Live Review: Keezer & Margot at The Verdict

Geoffrey Keezer & Gillian Margot The Verdict, Brighton Monday 5th June 2017        Beginning with a masterclass, in association with Brighton Jazz School (of which Keezer is a patron), husband and wife team Geoffrey Keezer and Gillian Margot answered questions from the audience that covered everything from musical empathy, rubato, introductions, rhythm, song choice…