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Jazz News (May 2020)

The Verdict Receives Crisis Grant Brighton’s The Verdict have received a crisis grant to help ensure its survival during the current coronavirus pandemic. The much-needed funds were confirmed in late April. Roxanne Checkley said, “I am immensely relieved and grateful, my thoughts are with the other 500+ venues that face potential closure in this crisis.”…

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Patricia Pascal Interview

Promoters of young jazz talent, Jazznewblood are celebrating their 5th year. Founder Patricia Pascal spoke to Charlie Anderson about its history and successes.   What gave you the idea to start Jazznewblood? I first started my contact with the youth jazz scene in 2012 through my personal experience of raising two precocious young musicians and…

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Preview: Moses Boyd at Patterns

Drummer Moses Boyd won his first MOBO award in 2015 as part of the duo Binker & Moses following their impressive debut album, Dem Ones. More awards followed in 2016 as Binker & Moses won two Jazz FM awards for Breakthrough Act and Best UK Jazz Act, and Best Newcomer at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards….

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Jazz News (March 2020)

Emergence Festival Returns to Hastings Emergence Festival returns to St. Mary in the Castle, Hastings between Thursday 23rd and Sunday 26th April. The line up announced so far includes London collective Steam Down, Jason Yarde Trio, Edifice Dance, James Beckwith Band, Jessica Lauren and Hastings-based sextet Hexagonal.   Love Supreme Line Up Announcement Added to…

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Big Band Scene (March 2020)

The Big Band@Brunswick programme for 2020 is now well under way. Last month it was the Brighton Big Band with Dave Williams occupying the slot. On the first of this month it is The Brighton Jazz Mafia, and on 5th April, look out for Big Band Sounds. If you get there by 7:30 pm, you…

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Jazz News: Love Supreme Line Up Announcement

Love Supreme Festival have announced an additional 30 artists who will be performing at the 2020 festival which runs from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th July. The festival begins on Friday 3rd July with appearances by Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, Yazmin Lacey, Jazz Morley, and Danish pianist/composer/arranger Kathrine Windfeld’s Sextet. Saturday main stage artists include…