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Live Review: Nicole Henry at The Ropetackle

Nicole Henry Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham-by-sea Wednesday 8th November, 2017       I’d not heard of Nicole Henry until it was announced that she was to perform the opening gig at the London Jazz Festival. I then found out that two days before, the Ropetackle Arts Centre in Shoreham-by-Sea had gained the distinction of booking…

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Live Review: Dan Cartwright Quartet at The Verdict

Dan Cartwright Quartet The Verdict, Brighton Friday 17th November, 2017       Even comparatively hyped new artists can really struggle to fill jazz clubs outside our major cities, let alone an unknown tenor player on his very first headline engagement. Despite the chilly ambient temperature, caused by an overzealous aircon unit, there’s a warm welcome…

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Live Review: Vitor Pereira Quintet at The Verdict

Vitor Pereira Quintet The Verdict, Brighton Saturday 25th November, 2017       Portuguese guitarist and composer Vitor Pereira has already recorded two albums featuring his own compositions: his debut Doors from 2012 and last year’s New World, the title track of which opened his return to The Verdict, where club owner Andy Lavender is an…

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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…

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Live Review: Summer Festival Roundup Review

Summer Festival Roundup Various Venues       The event Gilles Peterson on the Beach on Saturday 29th July sounded promising with a whole day of live music followed by a DJ set by the man himself. Unfortunately, the badly organised event was delayed by several hours and accompanied by heavy rain. However, vocalist Claire Martin…

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Live Review: Philip Clemo – Dream Maps Live

Philip Clemo: Dream Maps  Live Friday 25th August Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-sea       Guitarist and soundscape composer Philip Clemo released his album of ambient, original music last year, which featured an array of jazz musicians, many from Sussex. For this performance he gave a reduced version, accompanied by virtuoso musicians such as cellist Emily Burridge…

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Live Review: Love Supreme Festival 2017

Love Supreme Festival Glynde, Sussex Friday 30th June – Sunday 2nd July, 2017       Oli Howe’s trio Howes3 helped start Love Supreme’s fifth incarnation with a selection of original compositions, the highlight of which was a guest appearance by energetic and uplifting vocalist Abi Flynn, who co-wrote the tune Day 7 with Oli Howe….