Articles by SJM


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Jazz News (June 2019)

Love Supreme Festival Line Up The final line up for Love Supreme Festival has been announced, including the Jazz In The Round and Bandstand stages. The Bandstand includes Alex Curtis, Lost Organ Unit, Sam Carelse, Xhosa Cole, Zeñel (pictured), Mingus Underground, Teotima, Clandestino and Terry Pack’s Trees, whilst the Jazz In The Round stage features…

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Big Band Scene (June 2019)

Patrick Billingham rounds up the latest big band news from around Sussex.   I was unable to go to Big Band@Brunswick last month to hear The One World Orchestra. But I have received reports from some who were there. To remind you, this band evolved from The Paul Busby Big Band. Paul has written and…

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Jazz News: Brainchild Festival 2019 Line Up

Brainchild Festival have today announced the line up for their 2019 festival. The all-inclusive, independent festival encourages creativity and collaboration with an eclectic mixture of different bands, DJs, theatre, comedy, spoken word, talks, films and workshops. Maisha, the jazz group led by drummer Jake Long, are currently touring their new album There Is A Place…

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Jazz News (May 2019)

Love Supreme Line Up Announcement Love Supreme Festival have announced more artists to their line up, with The Cinematic Orchestra joining headliners Ms. Lauryn Hill and Gladys Knight. The Cinematic Orchestra have released their first album in 12 years, To Believe, on the Ninja Tune label. The line up for The Bandstand and Friday night’s Arena…

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Big Band Scene (May 2019)

The self congratulatory Brighton Festival is back again, bigger, better and ever more ambitious. Without a whisper of a big band and very little jazz. Yet again. And only three big band events in the Fringe. Although I suspect this is due largely to the increasing, and for most local bands, unaffordable cost of registration. …

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Jazz News: Love Supreme Festival Line Up Announced

Love Supreme Festival have announced more artists to their line up, with The Cinematic Orchestra joining headliners Ms. Lauryn Hill and Gladys Knight. The Cinematic Orchestra have released their first album in 12 years, To Believe, on the Ninja Tune label. The Bandstand stage, programmed by Brighton’s New Generation Jazz and The Verdict, features Alex…

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Jazz News (April 2019)

Charlie Anderson rounds up the latest Jazz News.   Sun Ra Arkestra Under the direction of veteran saxophonist Marshall Allen, Sun Ra Arkestra return for their annual performance at the Con Club in Lewes on Sunday 21st and Monday 22nd April.   The Comet Is Coming Influenced by Sun Ra and with an acclaimed new…

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Big Band Scene (April 2019)

I try to ensure that all the big band gigs in the county are included in the gig lists each month. Unfortunately, some slip through the net. Having heard about it only the evening before, I was able to attend one such gig recently, which had been confirmed only three days before. The Downsbeat Swing…