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 long-running Saturday jazz workshop, performing lesser-known jazz standards in an intimate venue, Brighton’s Friends Meeting House on Sunday 22nd October.

    The somewhat larger All Saints Church in Hove has hosted yet another great array of jazz talent in their lunchtime concert series this year, including Wayne McConnell’s trio, bassist Andy Cleyndert, Jo Fooks, Gabriel Latchin’s Trio, and Chris Coull.

    Although the lunchtime concert season ends this month, it finishes in style with Nat Steele’s Portrait of the MJQ group on Thursday 5th October at 1pm. The ensemble features vibraphonist Nat Steele and pianist Gabriel Latchin, who both featured in recent issues of SJM.

    The series finishes on Thursday 26th October at 1pm with Julian Nicholas’s Jazz Party that will feature vocalist Imogen Ryall and pianist Mark Edwards.

    Julian Nicholas has also been busy performing with his own band and helping organise the recent Jazz For Labour concerts, performing with Cloggz at the 606 in London and is likely to remain busy into the new year as co-director of the excellent South Coast Jazz Festival whom have recently announced their line-up for their festival to be held at the Ropetackle Arts Centre in Shoreham from 20th – 27th January, 2018. 

    The line-up includes Pee Wee Ellis, Georgina Jackson, Pete Long & The Jazz Repertory Company, Gwilym Simcock & Yuri Goloubev, Elliot Galvin Trio, Liane Carroll & Ian Shaw, Clark Tracey Quintet feat. Alexandra Ridout, Brotherhood of Breath Heritage Band and The Kansas Smitty’s Big Four with Joe Stilgoe.

    Tickets go on sale on Friday 6th October, available through the Ropetackle Arts Centre box office.