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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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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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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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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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The Cloggz Interview

    The Cloggz were formed around five years ago, and grew out of the Jazz Charity Roar Ups that were hosted by pianist Mark Edwards at The Brunswick in Hove. “I just had this idea for this tango line up with the accordion, clarinet and violin for a while and then meeting Ben Sarfas (the…

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Nat Steele Interview

    Vibraphonist, drummer and percussionist Nat Steele grew up in a house full of music, and got into jazz through his saxophonist father.     “The jazz thing really came from my dad who has a big jazz record collection. Obviously, being a saxophone player he had loads and loads of saxophone players, on vinyl. As…

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Charenee Wade Interview

Who have been your biggest influences as a vocalist? My biggest influences growing up definitely included Betty Carter, Dianne Reeves, Sarah Vaughan, Cassandra Wilson, Carmen McRae.   Where did the idea come from to do an album of Gil Scott-Heron’s music?  The idea came from Mark Ruffin. He had produced a Gil Scott-Heron record before,…

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Camilla George Interview

How did you first get into music?     “I was really interested in saxophone from quite a young age and I won a music competition when I was eleven and I got saxophone lessons and a saxophone. From then on I discovered Tomorrow’s Warriors, and particularly Gary Crosby. They really were the force behind getting…