Tagged Brighton Alternative Jazz Festival

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Ingrid Laubrock Interview

  You’ve worked with Tom Rainey before on the album And Other Desert Towns, how is your latest album with him different?     “Tom and I have worked together since 2007. We play in a number of groups and have played a lot of composed as well as improvised music together – our duo being…

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Jazz News (September 2016)

    Splash Point Jazz, are setting up a new jazz club. They will be putting on a monthly jazz gig at The Fishermen’s Club on Royal Parade on the last Wednesday of the month. Launching on Wednesday 28th September with Art Themen and Andy Panayi it will continue on Wednesday 26th October with Mark Nightingale and…

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Jazz News (August 2016)

    Congratulations to JazzLondonLive, the new London jazz listings website and smartphone app for reaching their funding goal via Kickstarter.     Mary Greig’s Jazz In London listings publication stopped in April this year but musicians Sarah Chaplin and Mick Sexton began a Kickstarter campaign in May, hoping to raise £10,000. With the beta version of…

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Jazz News (July 2016)

    As the Love Supreme Festival reaches its fourth successful year continuing with its mixture of soul-jazz and contemporary jazz, funded by corporate sponsors, there is some jazz for jazz fans, in the shape of American vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant, saxophonist Kamasi Washington and the unique collaboration between John Scofield, Brad Mehldau and Mark Guiliana….

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Jazz News (June 2016)

    Brighton’s Kemptown Carnival returns this year on Saturday 4th June with six stages of music. Jazz groups will be appearing on the BN1 stage (Swing Ninjas at 12pm and Quizas Jazz Band at 2pm), the Radio Reverb Stage (Jorge’s Hot Club at 4pm and Harry’s Tricks at 5pm) and all-day jazz at Jack Kendon’s…

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Brighton Alternative Jazz Festival reviewed by Charlie Anderson

Brighton Alternative Jazz Festival The Old Market, Hove Friday 11th – Saturday 12th September, 2015       The first Brighton Alternative Jazz Festival began with a performance by Woven Entity, percussionists Lascelle Gordon, Patrick Dawes and Paul May with bassist Peter Marsh and saxophonist Julia Kjaer. The ensemble immediately established hypnotic grooves accompanied by recorded…

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Daniel Spicer Interview

In an interview with SJM editor Charlie Anderson, writer Daniel Spicer discusses his latest venture, the Brighton Alternative Jazz Festival which launches this month at The Old Market.   Tell us a bit about your background.     “I write for The Wire and Jazzwise magazine so I’m a jazz critic and I do a radio…

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Corey Mwamba Interview

  Vibraphonist Corey Mwamba is based in Derby and frequently performs in jazz and contemporary music settings around the UK. Ahead of his appearance at the first Brighton Alternative Jazz Festival, SJM caught up with him to discuss his latest projects and to hear his advice on arts funding applications.   How did you get…