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Live Review: The 2018 South Coast Jazz Festival

South Coast Jazz Festival Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham-by-Sea Saturday 20th – Saturday 27th January, 2018       The South Coast Jazz Festival kicked off its 4th year with The Jazz Repertory Company performing 100 Years of Jazz in 99 Minutes. In the pre-concert Q&A, drummer and bandleader Richard Pite quoted jazz writer Whitney Balliett who…

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Elliot Galvin Interview

Pianist and composer Elliot Galvin spoke to SJM editor Charlie Anderson.   How did you first get into playing piano?     “I started when I was pretty young, when I was about six or seven. My next door neighbour had a piano and I used to go round there and just have a little tinkle on…

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Ian Shaw Interview

Multi-talented singer and pianist Ian Shaw spoke to SJM editor Charlie Anderson.   Are you all ready for 2018?     “I’m like a schoolboy. As soon as I get my diary bought from WH Smiths, I think I can start my life again. Nothing exists until I’ve got my big red diary.”   Are you…

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Alex Ridout Interview

Trumpeter Alexandra Ridout won the BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year in 2016. Currently studying at The Royal Academy of Music, she spoke to SJM editor Charlie Anderson.   You won the Young Jazz Musician of the Year in 2016. How’s it been going since then?     “Really good. That whole competition opened up…

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Pee Wee Ellis Interview

Saxophonist, composer and arranger Pee Wee Ellis was a key member of James Brown’s ground-breaking band from the 1960s onwards and has since released his own albums and worked with Van Morrison and Ali Farka Toure amongst others. Now in his seventies, Pee Wee Ellis spoke to SJM editor Charlie Anderson.   Tell us a…

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Georgina Jackson Interview

Kicking off the South Coast Jazz Festival is The Jazz Repertory Company who will be performing ‘100 Years of Jazz in 99 Minutes’. The brain-child of drummer Richard Pite, the band features Pete Long, Enrico Tomasso and vocalist/trumpeter Georgina Jackson. Georgina spoke to SJM editor Charlie Anderson.   You’re doing 100 years of Jazz in…

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Jazz News (Jan. 2018)

    Legendary British pianist John Critchinson passed away on 15th December at the age of 82. Beginning his jazz career performing with the likes of Tubby Hayes and Ronnie Scott, he became Ronnie Scott’s regular pianist from 1979 onwards performing with a number of visiting Americans such as Joe Henderson and Chet Baker. After Ronnie…

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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…

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The Column: Eddie Myer – The Silver Screen

    September can be a quiet month for music fans, after the summer festival season is over but before the autumn touring schedules kick in. Of course, expectations can be sustained by the promise of the EFG London Jazz Festival, coming our way in November, and there is heartening news from the wonderful South Coast…