Tagged Sons of Kemet

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Live Review: Sons of Kemet at Komedia

Sons of Kemet Komedia, Brighton Tuesday 30th October, 2018   There is already a sense of excitement in the air as opener Vels Trio’s drummer Dougal Taylor brings their set of elegantly hip Hancock-esque minimal fusion to a simmering boil. This gig in the low-ceilinged Komedia basement sold out long ago – evidence of a…

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Live Review: Brainchild Festival 2018

Brainchild Festival Bentley Wildfowl & Motor Museum, East Sussex Friday 13th – Sunday 15th July, 2018       For a festival with a limit of 2,000 people, one would expect it to be small and cliquey but it was the opposite: inclusive with no VIP areas, no commercial sponsorship and using a small space to maximum…

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Live Review: The Great Escape Festival, Brighton

The Great Escape Festival: Ashley Henry Trio, Yussef Dayes, Sons of Kemet Patterns, Brighton Saturday 19th May, 2018           There hasn’t been much jazz at The Great Escape Festival, Brighton’s festival of new music but this year three acts came along at once in a triple bill showcasing some of Britain’s best jazz…

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Preview: The Great Escape Festival 2018

Brighton’s Great Escape Festival this year features an array of up-and-coming jazz talent, including Yussef Dayes, Kamaal Williams, Sons of Kemet and Ashley Henry.   The Great Escape Festival has been presenting new music every year since 2006 and presents more than 400 new acts at various venues across Brighton and Hove.   Friday 18th…