Tagged South Coast Jazz Festival

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The Column: Eddie Myer – Comrade Swing

    Look at the wider world today, both abroad and at home, and you find yourself inundated with depressing headlines recording a global situation in which chronic divisions are increasingly being exploited and exacerbated by a political realm in which the best seem to lack all conviction, while the worst are unfortunately fuller than ever…

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Kevin Le Gendre Interview

What do jazz writers contribute to the music? I can only speak for myself, of course, but my role is to discuss the music as insightfully as possible.  Whether reviewing albums or gigs or interviewing artists the golden rule is to treat the music with respect, and that means expressing negative as well as positive…

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Jazz News (December 2016)

    The ever -expanding South Coast Jazz Festival returns with concerts at The Old Market in Hove, Ropetackle Arts Centre in Shoreham and The Verdict in Brighton. The festival, now in its third year, kicks off with a concert by Incognito at The Old Market on Saturday 17th December followed by concerts at the Ropetackle…

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Jazz News (Nov. 2016)

    A fundraiser for vocalist Abi Flynn (pictured) was held at The Brunswick jam session on 18th October and raised nearly £1,000 on the night. She is currently undergoing chemotherapy for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. If you missed the fundraiser then you can still donate here and support her by following her blog here.     The EFG…

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Norma Winstone Interviewed by Lou Beckerman

    Lou Beckerman discusses with the highly respected British vocalist and lyricist, Norma Winstone MBE, a flourishing life in jazz spanning over five decades.     Most of us can't remember a time when Norma Winstone wasn't a prominent figure on the British jazz scene. I first met her three years ago when I was…

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South Coast Jazz Festival reviewed by Eddie Myer

Jack Kendon Quintet + Alex Garnett’s Bunch of Fives South Coast Jazz Festival Ropetackle Centre, Shoreham Thursday 21st January       Amidst gloomy economic predictions for 2016 and a continuing squeeze on spending for the Arts, it’s very heartening to be back in Shoreham’s Ropetackle Centre for the return of the South Coast Jazz Festival….

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Arun Ghosh Interview

Clarinettist Arun Ghosh discusses his music, ahead of his appearance at the 2016 South Coast Jazz Festival this month.   Did you always want to be a clarinettist?     “I always wanted to be a musician, ever since I started playing the recorder at primary school! I got the bug, played it all the time…

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Alex Garnett Interview

Charlie Anderson: I last interviewed you a year ago, what have you been doing since? Alex Garnett: “Hi Charlie, nice to talk to you again. Since we last spoke I’ve been busy, I feel blessed. Apart from a myriad of one-offs and rent jobs, I'm a regular part of the Ronnie Scott's team and I have…

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Review of the South Coast Jazz Festival 2015

Claire Martin Vocal Workshop South Coast Jazz Festival Friday 23rd January 2015   Lou Beckerman sat in as an observer at Claire Martin’s South Coast Jazz Festival Vocal Workshop and here gives a review: Claire Martin doesn’t do a great deal of teaching so this SCJF Vocal Workshop was a brilliant opportunity for twelve singer…