Monthly Archives: September 2017

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The Column: Eddie Myer – The Silver Screen

    September can be a quiet month for music fans, after the summer festival season is over but before the autumn touring schedules kick in. Of course, expectations can be sustained by the promise of the EFG London Jazz Festival, coming our way in November, and there is heartening news from the wonderful South Coast…

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Gabriel Latchin Interview

    Pianist Gabriel Latchin has been making himself known on the London jazz scene for a while now and has been performing at Ronnie Scott’s and the 606 club. Gabriel has recently released his new trio album and will be touring throughout September.     Gabriel began playing piano from a young age and grew up…

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Sam Braysher Interview

Tell us about how you started out playing the saxophone?     When I was 7 I started playing the recorder which actually lays a lot of groundwork for the saxophone, in terms of fingerings and reading music and stuff. And then when I was eleven I got to have saxophone lessons at the local high…

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Jazz News (Sept. 2017)

    The South Coast Jazz Festival recently confirmed the dates for their fourth festival, to be held at The Ropetackle in Shoreham from 20th to 28th January, 2018. The artists performing will be announced in the coming months, so expect some of the UK’s finest jazz artists as well as masterclasses, workshops and exhibitions.   …

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James Osler Interview

Tell us about how you got into playing guitar. I started playing when I was 17. Because I had a good friend of mine who was into jazz and he was already quite good at guitar by then. He started when he 10 and spent a lot of time listening to Django. I loved playing…

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Big Band Scene (Sept. 2017)

Patrick Billingham looks at Super Sunday, co-operation and competition.     In late July I posted ‘Super Sunday – 13th August. Find out more in the Sussex Jazz Magazine – out soon’ on a Facebook page.  Referring to four separate big band gigs across the county on that day.  All around the same time in the…

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Live Review: Summer Festival Roundup Review

Summer Festival Roundup Various Venues       The event Gilles Peterson on the Beach on Saturday 29th July sounded promising with a whole day of live music followed by a DJ set by the man himself. Unfortunately, the badly organised event was delayed by several hours and accompanied by heavy rain. However, vocalist Claire Martin…

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Live Review: Philip Clemo – Dream Maps Live

Philip Clemo: Dream Maps  Live Friday 25th August Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-sea       Guitarist and soundscape composer Philip Clemo released his album of ambient, original music last year, which featured an array of jazz musicians, many from Sussex. For this performance he gave a reduced version, accompanied by virtuoso musicians such as cellist Emily Burridge…