Tagged New Generation Jazz

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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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Jazz News (July 2019)

Jazz Re:Fest 2019 The 7th annual jazz festival hosted by Jazz Re:Freshed returns to Brighton Dome on Saturday 27th July. The line up includes Theon Cross, Rosie Turton, Zara McFarlane, Werkha, Kevin Haynes Grupo Elegua, Sarah Tandy and Camilla George. The annual festival will also feature DJ sets and family-friendly activities. Tickets are £10, with…

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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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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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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…

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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…

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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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Live Review: Alex Hitchcock Quintet at New Generation Jazz

New Generation Jazz: Alex Hitchcock Quintet The Verdict, Brighton Friday 18th January, 2019 This quintet, featuring saxophonist Alex Hitchcock and trumpeter James Copus, are a formidable frontline partnership. Both are members of Patchwork Jazz Orchestra, and bring a special chemistry to their performances with tight unison lines and an enviable musical telepathy. The quintet released…

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Jazz News (Feb. 2019)

Joe Armon-Jones Ezra Collective pianist Joe Armon-Jones received the Session of the Year award at Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Awards for his Maida Vale session last year. He performs with his band at Patterns in Brighton on Friday 22nd February.   Jacob Collier Multi-Grammy award winner Jacob Collier appears at Brighton’s Concorde 2 on Monday 18th…

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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…