Monthly Archives: October 2017

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Paul Booth Interview

You’re currently touring with Steve Winwood. How’s that going?     It’s going extremely well, thanks for asking. We are currently on a west coast USA tour and just a few nights ago played at the Hollywood Bowl, which was certainly one of this year’s highlights. I’ve been with Steve for over ten years now, we…

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Jazz News (Oct. 2017)

    Promoters Kineojazz are putting on a new event this month featuring saxophonist Geoff Simkins. Kineojazz have previously put on events in various venues around Brighton featuring Joe Lee Wilson, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Liane Carroll, Claire Martin amongst others.     Their latest promotion features ‘The Jazz Workshop’, an ensemble made up of members of Geoff’s…

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Damon Brown Interview

Tell us about the gigs you’re doing at The Verdict on Friday 6th October and at Hastings Jazz Club on Tuesday 17th October.     “Yeah, I’ve got a Korean drummer, Kim Minchan, that I’ve played a lot with over the past three or four years. I’ve put a lot of gigs together in October partly…

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Laura Baker Interview

After a new refurbishment at The Verdict jazz club in Brighton, SJM editor Charlie Anderson sat down to talk to new café manager Laura Baker.   How did you get into jazz?     My parents were huge jazz fans. But of course, going back, that was something that I reacted against. My dad was a…

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Big Band Scene (Oct. 2017)

Patrick Billingham looks forward to the New World Orchestra, applications for the Eastbourne bandstand in 2018 and revisits the legacy of Glenn Miller.     Sadly, the weather intervened on the 3rd of last month, so Super Sunday was downsized to just three big band gigs.  The last of which was in the evening featuring Terry…

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Live Review: Ian Price Charity Celebration

Ian Price Charity Celebration Hare & Hounds, Worthing Tuesday 5th September, 2017       Now an annual event at the Hare and Hounds, this tribute to saxophonist Ian Price sees a number of musicians who performed with him join forces in his memory and raise money for MacMillan Cancer Support.     Mark Bassey’s band played…

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Live Review: Jazz For Labour at The Walrus

Jazz For Labour Monday 25th & Tuesday 26th September, 2017  The Walrus, Brighton        The brainchild of Jazzwise editor in chief and Brighton resident Jon Newey, and organised by Newey, Terry Seabrook and Julian Nicholas, this two-evening event helped raise more than £1,300 for the local Labour party, in the same week that Labour…