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Report: Women in Jazz at Jazz Cafe Camden

Women In Jazz: Yazz Ahmed + Rosie Turton Quintet + Alina Bzhezhinska Thursday 3rd October, 2019 Jazz Cafe, Camden The last ‘Women in Jazz’ night at Jazz Cafe, was a kick ass triple bill from start to finish! Three female instrumentalists getting out of their comfort zones doing cutting edge original music that elevates the music…

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Live Review: PYJÆN at Patterns

PYJÆN + DJs Tina Edwards & Charles Vaughan Patterns, Brighton Wednesday 23rd October, 2019   September’s Offie Mag jazz night saw a showcase of young talent that included Chloe Bodur, Yadasofi and Ebi Soda. October saw jazz collective PYJÆN on the bill, with support from DJs Tina Edwards and Charles Vaughan. Having met as students…

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Live Review: Love Supreme Festival 2019

Jazz writer George Richardson reviews his highlight of the 2019 Love Supreme Festival, Chick Corea’s Spanish Heart Band, with photos by Lisa Wormsley.   Love Supreme Festival: Chick Corea’s Spanish Heart Band The Big Top, Love Supreme Festival Saturday 6th July, 2019 A cloudy wet morning preceding the sunny Friday saw the start of 2019’s…

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Live Review: Xhosa Cole at The Verdict

New Generation Jazz: Xhosa Cole The Verdict, Brighton Friday 28th June, 2019 On the last Friday of June the 2018 BBC Young Jazz Musician Of The Year, Xhosa Cole, brought his fine Midlands- based quartet to The Verdict for the latest round in the ever-popular New Generation Jazz series. Xhosa himself is a warm, lucid…

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Live Review: Ife Ogunjobi Quartet at The Verdict

New Generation Jazz: Ife Ogunjobi Quartet The Verdict Brighton Friday 26th April, 2019 New trumpet sensation Ife Ogunjobi from South London cut his jazz teeth with Gary Crosby’s Tomorrows Warriors and is now studying at The Royal Academy Of Music. Playing in a Freddie Hubbard/Clifford Brown style, he was originally influenced by the work of…

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Live Review: Anöna Trio at All Saints Church

Anöna Trio All Saints Church, Hove Saturday 11th May, 2019 The Anöna Trio of Julian Nicholas, Imogen Ryall and Mark Edwards recently released their debut album, One January Morning. For their performance at All Saints Church, pianist Simon Robinson stepped in to replace Mark Edwards and performed admirably. They began with Brad Mehldau’s When It…

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Album Review: Tom Cawley – catenaccio

Tom Cawley catenaccio (Ubuntu UBU0024)   Tom Cawley’s career has encompassed everything from piano trios at the Blue Note to tours with Peter Gabriel – such is the proficiency and breadth of his musicianship that it’s impossible to predict what each new project will bring. Previous projects have variously shown his facility and versatility as…

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Album Review: Graviton – The Calling

  Andrew McCormack’s Graviton The Calling (Ubuntu UBU0025) McCormack is probably best known for his acclaimed series of duo recordings with Jason Yarde; this album is a very different beast, showcasing his compositional vision in what might be described as jazz- prog-rock-fusion. McCormack is a formidable virtuoso, fully capable of integrating a range of influences…

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Album Review: Bonsai – Bonsai Club

Bonsai Bonsai Club (Ubuntu UBU0031)   The artists previously known as Jam Experiment return with a rebranded outfit, now with extra violin courtesy of an Ingham sibling, and a renewed sense of purpose and personality. The extra confidence can be seen in their decision to add vocal tracks to their brand of 21st century jazz…

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Live Review: Duncan Eagles’ Citizen

New Generation Jazz: Duncan Eagles’ Citizen The Verdict, Brighton Friday 29th March, 2019 Tenor saxophonist Duncan Eagles concluded his whirlwind UK tour with a trip to Brighton’s Verdict Jazz Club at the end of March. His recently released debut album as a leader, Citizen has been highly acclaimed and helped in bringing the former Partikel…