Interview

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Jim Rattigan Interview

Let’s start by talking a bit about your background. How did you get into music? I’ve done music forever. I literally started life as an Irish dancer, can you believe. My parents were Irish. I can’t remember not doing it, I was so young. And then I got into the piano accordion, I did that…

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Arun Luthra Interview

New York saxophonist and konnakol artist Arun Luthra spoke to Charlie Anderson about his blending of jazz and South Indian music.   Tell us about your background and how you got into jazz.      I’m the child of an Indian father and a British mother. I was born in the U.S. and raised in both…

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Noah Ball interview

Charlie Anderson spoke to Noah Ball, the man behind Outlook and Dimensions festivals, and the new UK festival We Out Here.   Noah Ball is the founder and managing director of NVS Music Group, the company behind Outlook & Dimensions festivals. He has been a core part of the Croatian festival market, also responsible for…

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Mark Cherrie Interview

Musician Mark Cherrie was born in London and moved to Brighton about 8 years ago. He spoke to Charlie Anderson about steel pan playing and his new album, Joining the Dots.   How did you get into music? My dad was a musician and he was originally from Trinidad. He came over about 1957 and…

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Christian Brewer Interview

Saxophonist Christian Brewer spoke to Charlie Anderson about his musical development, his extensive teaching and his upcoming appearance at The Verdict in Brighton. Tell us about your background in music. I went to Leeds to do the degree course around 1985 and I dropped out so I really only had one year of college, and…

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Steam Down: Interview with Ahnansé

What is Steam Down? The creator behind Steam Down, Ahnansé (aka Wayne Francis) describes it best. “It’s a sub-cultural movement, centred around a collective of musicians, writers and creators with a weekly event on Wednesday, and a touring band and orchestra in the process of making a record. It’s multiple things but definitely a space…

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Dave Storey Interview

Drummer Dave Storey released his debut album, Bosco, in April. He spoke to Charlie Anderson at the beginning of his UK tour. How did you get into music? I started out just playing percussion, in orchestras, brass bands and things like that. It wasn’t until I went to study at college level that I had…

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Tony Woods Interview

The Tony Woods Project are currently on tour. Charlie Anderson spoke to the saxophonist about his music and his work with The Lyric Ensemble. How would you describe the music of the Tony Woods Project? It’s jazz that has world music influences, so African and latin grooves, quite often twisted into odd time signatures. Within…

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Ife Ogunjobi Interview

How did you first get into playing music? From a very young age my mum just got me involved in a local music school and I started playing piano and recorder around the age of 6. I continued that and, at the age of ten, went to the Southbank Centre to watch Hugh Masekela and…