Tagged New Generation Jazz

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Jake Long interview

Maisha (meaning ‘Life’) are a London-based ensemble led by drummer Jake Long. The band also features Nubya Garcia on saxophone/flute, Shirley Tetteh on guitar, Amane Suganami on keyboard, Twm Dylan on double bass and Tim Doyle on percussion.   Tell us about Maisha.     “The group play original music inspired by artists such as Alice…

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Alex Hitchcock Interview

How did you get into jazz?     “A heady combination of Coleman Hawkins and Joshua Redman was my first exposure to the saxophone. If that was reflected in my playing even in a small way I’d be very happy! I told a sort of half-truth early on about being able to read chord symbols so…

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New Generation Jazz: Shirley Tetteh interview

Tell us about your musical upbringing and how you got into jazz.     “I began playing guitar when I was 11, I had classical guitar lessons for about 3 months and then switched to electric guitar. I had a really great music teacher when I was in secondary school who had our school band learning…

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New Generation Jazz Update

    The New Generation Jazz project is now a quarter of the way through its year-long residency at The Verdict, on a mission to promote the next generation of rising young players and energise the city’s jazz scene.      The season kicked off in style in October with the inaugural gig featuring Gary Crosby’s Groundation….

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New Generation Jazz at The Verdict

With three major new jazz festivals, a new purpose-built jazz club, top-class big bands, a thriving jazz school and a wealth of grassroots players and gigs, jazz has never been stronger or better represented in the Brighton area. Yet it can still be hard for new acts to break through to connect with audiences outside…