Tagged Lisa Wormsley

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Peter Batten Interview (part 1)

Born in Bermondsey in 1933 Peter was six years old when war broke out. “I have a lot of horrible memories of the war. It was all quiet for about a year and then the Blitz really started and that was absolutely horrible. I lived through that either in Bermondsey or at my uncle’s bungalow…

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Live Review: Carmen Souza at The Verdict

Carmen Souza The Verdict, Brighton Wednesday 13th November, 2019   Carmen Souza, a Portuguese vocalist of Cape Verdean heritage performed a spectacular tribute to Horace Silver (who shares a similar heritage) and performed a number of his tunes in the distinctive musical styles of Cape Verde, such as morna and funaná. This wasn’t, however, your typical Horace Silver…

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Words…George Richardson

I spent my early years exploring on my own. What strongly stands out in my memory from early childhood was the realisation of individuality which I would probably attribute to this time spent alone, wandering through the forest and dirt tracks that were in abundance near to where I grew up in Oxfordshire, giving me…

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Words…Gina Southgate

Although I come from a large family, I felt lonely for a lot of my childhood. My closest sibling was 14 years older than me, and married and left home when I was 5. My eldest sister had 3 girls by the time I was born.      As soon as I left school I…

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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: Skinny Pelembe at Patterns

Skinny Pelembe Patterns, Brighton Thursday 17th October, 2019 Skinny Pelembe has had a great year since releasing his 2018 EP Sleep More, Make More Friends which saw him team up with Hejira, Yazmin Lacey and Emma-Jean Thackray and this year he released his new album Dreaming Is Dead Now and has appeared at Love Supreme…

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Yadasofi Interview

Drummer and composer Nadav Schneerson formed his jazz ensemble Yadasofi last year and since then they have gone on to release two singles and performed support slots for the likes of Joe Armon-Jones, Nubya Garcia and Maisha. Nadav was born in London but moved to Brighton when he was little and has lived there ever…

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Live Review: Arun Luthra at The Verdict

Arun Luthra’s Konnakol Jazz Project The Verdict, Brighton Friday 23rd August, 2019 Konnakol, the South Indian vocal art of performing percussion syllables is something that has rarely been combined with jazz and Arun Luthra represents one of a small number of jazz musicians who have mastered the vocal and rhythmic complexity of this art form….

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Live Review: Jazz for Europe

Jazz for Europe The Brunswick, Hove Thursday 29th August, 2019 Organised by percussionist and Jazzwise editor-in-chief Jon Newey together with Terry Seabrook and Julian Nicholas, this was an evening that brought together a diverse range of musicians from the jazz community, united in their desire for a united Europe. The house band of saxophonist Julian…