Tagged Charlie Anderson

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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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Duncan Eagles Interview

Saxophonist Duncan Eagles is normally the frontman of four-piece Partikel, who have already released four albums and toured worldwide. Charlie Anderson spoke to him to discuss the release of his debut album, Citizen, and the start of his UK tour, which ends on 29th March at The Verdict in Brighton.   Let’s start by talking…

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John Turville Interview

Let’s talk about the new album, Head First. Tell us about the development of it and how it came about. Basically it started a few years ago, the idea of it. Of course you know John Taylor, the great jazz pianist, after he died that was the moment when I thought I really need to…

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Live Review: Tom Barford

New Generation Jazz: Tom Barford Quintet The Verdict, Brighton Friday 30th November, 2018 Saxophonist Tom Barford appeared at The Verdict as part of the New Generation Jazz series to promote his latest album, Bloomer, on Edition Records. They mixed tunes from the album with other original material, most notably from guitarist and composer Billy Marrows. They…

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Live Review: Jonny Mansfield Elftet at The Verdict

New Generation Jazz: Jonny Mansfield Elftet The Verdict, Brighton Friday 7th December, 2019 Vibraphonist Jonny Mansfield, a graduate of the Royal Academy jazz course, and the most recent recipient of the Kenny Wheeler Prize, brought his ambitious eleven-piece project to Brighton, combining strings, brass and woodwind with vocals, guitar and vibraphone. They began with an…

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Jazz News (Jan. 2019)

    With a new year comes a new season of gigs, with some exciting announcements. Sun Ra Arkestra return for their annual gigs at the Con Club in Lewes. Previous years have seen them add an extra show due to tickets being sold out in advance. They will be performing on 21st and 22nd April….

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Jazz News (Dec. 2018)

Charlie Anderson rounds up the latest jazz news.   Gladys Knight, Jamie Cullum and Snarky Parky are the first artists to be announced for the next Love Supreme Festival, to be held at Glynde Place on the weekend of 5th-7th July, 2019. Georgia-born Gladys Knight, known as the Empress of Soul, rose to stardom with…

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Helena Kay Interview

Scottish saxophonist Helena Kay won the Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year in 2015 and talks to Charlie Anderson about her debut album, Moon Palace.   What inspired you to play the saxophone? I started on piano because my dad and grandad played, then violin because that is what was offered at my primary…

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Jonny Mansfield Interview

Vibraphonist Jonny Mansfield grew up in the village of Shepley, near Huddersfield in a musical household. “Both of my parents are musical, they’re peripatetic music teachers for Kirklees and Rotherham Music Services. My mum plays oboe and my dad plays bass trombone. I’ve got two older brothers, the oldest plays trombone and the middle one…