Monthly Archives: July 2018

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Interview: Justin McKenzie of Jazz Re:freshed

Jazz Re:freshed began in 2003 as a weekly live music event but soon grew into a larger arts organisation that helps promote the younger generation of jazz artists through educational work, a record label and its annual summer festival, Jazz Re:Fest which comes to Brighton Dome on Sunday 22nd July. SJM Editor Charlie Anderson spoke…

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The Column: Eddie Myer – Tenor Madness

    This month brings us not only a welcome blast of authentically summery sunshine – just in time for Love Supreme at Glynde, folks! – but also a double hit of delicious vinyl issues by a pair of statement tenor players. While many in the jazz world work hard to promote egalitarianism in all things,…

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Yazz Ahmed Interview

    Trumpeter Yazz Ahmed is half-Bahraini and half-English, her dad being from Bahrain where Ahmed lived until she was 9 years old. “When I moved to London, I felt that I left that part of my heritage behind and adapted to British life, British culture.” But it was in England that her interest in the…

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Tal Gamlieli Interview

How did you first get into jazz?     The short story is that I started to study rock guitar, and my teacher started to play some jazz to me because he wanted me to develop, take a new direction and learn a little bit more about music. I also had good friends that were good…

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Jack Stephenson-Oliver Interview

SJM editor Charlie Anderson spoke to pianist Jack Stephenson-Oliver ahead of his appearance at this year’s Jazz Re:Fest with Vels Trio.   How did you first get into playing piano?     Five years ago, when I was living in Brighton, I was playing guitar at the time and started playing a bit of gypsy jazz….

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Jazz News (July 2018)

    The Under Ground Theatre in Eastbourne has now closed for the near future as the lease, which expired back in 2016 but was renewed on a monthly basis, has been put out to tender by East Sussex County Council.     This comes at a time when venues across Britain are under threat, with The…

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Big Band Scene (July 2018)

Patrick Billingham talks about The South London Jazz Orchestra and continues his look at playing outdoors.       Last month, I was able to see The South London Jazz Orchestra in action at St. Nicholas Church in central Brighton.  This was the final week-end of the Brighton Fringe.  During past Fringes I have had to miss…

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Live Review: Rosie Turton Quintet at The Verdict

Rosie Turton Quintet The Verdict, Brighton Friday 15th June, 2018       Trombonist Rosie Turton first appeared at The Verdict with the band Nerija back in 2016 and was recently seen there in April this year as part of the South London group Where Pathways Meet. Here she presented her own arrangements and compositions in…