Day: 16 September 2013

16 September 2013

Jazz News (Sept. 2013)

Award Winning Baritone Sax Player Plays The Verdict American baritone saxophonist Gary Smulyan, who has recently won awards from the Jazz Journalists Association and JAZZIT magazine, performs at The Verdict in Brighton on Friday 27th September. Known for his work with the Mingus Big Band, as well as the big bands of Woody Herman and […]

16 September 2013

A Brief History of Gypsy Jazz

  The history of gypsy jazz begins with Django Reinhardt, though many would argue that gypsy jazz is Django Reinhardt.     Django was born in 1910 into a Manouche-Romany family and although born in Belgium, Django spent most of his childhood in the gypsy camps on the outskirts of Paris where he learnt to play […]

16 September 2013

Steve Aston Interview

Charlie Anderson met up with guitarist Steve Aston to discuss gypsy jazz and some of the reasons why some people love it and some people hate it.   I met up with Steve Aston at The Paris House, a beautiful French cafĂ©-bar in Brighton, and I asked him what he liked most about gypsy jazz […]

16 September 2013

Live Review: Andy Williams/Terry Pack Quartet at The Verdict

Andy Williams/Terry Pack Quartet The Verdict, Brighton Saturday 7th September  The audience at The Verdict were expecting an evening of good humoured banter and some excellent, relaxing jazz. Beginning with a pensive and dreamy version of Softly As In A Morning Sunrise, the group quickly established a unique sound, creating a soundscape awash with colours […]

16 September 2013

Jam Sessions: The Brunswick, Hove

Guitarist Paul Richards has been running the jazz jam session at The Brunswick in Hove since July 2010 and says “It’s good that Phil [the owner] agreed to put it on and a lot of the time he is at the back listening and doing the sound”.     I asked Paul about the wide variety […]

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