Daily Archives: 23 December 2013

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The Column: Eddie Myer – Swinging Season

    Music is an integral part of Christmas, of course, from the ii-V-I cadences of Silent Night to the modal God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen, but generally jazz and traditional Christmas festivities can be a bit of an uneasy fit. Jazz’s roots in New Orleans would link it to Mardi Gras, suggesting that Easter is…

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Adrian Kendon Interview

Adrian Kendon recently celebrated his 70th birthday with a party at The Verdict jazz club in Brighton. Performing on stage were Bobby Wellins, Geoff Simkins, Julian Nicholas, Terry Seabrook, Paul Whitten and Spike Wells together with a host of other players, including his trumpeter son, Jack Kendon. Here Adrian shares his memories of a life…

Review of 2013

We asked musicians and jazz fans across Sussex for their highlights from 2013.   Charlie Anderson Drummer and vibes player Charlie Anderson is the editor-in-chief of Sussex Jazz Magazine. What was your highlight of 2013? The biggest highlight for me, other than starting up Sussex Jazz Magazine, was the Love Supreme Festival in July. Seeing…

Live Review: Claire Martin at The Old Market

Claire Martin with The Montpellier Cello Quartet, supported by Cloggz The Old Market, Hove Thursday 19th December 2013          Raising money for Brighton Women’s Centre, this special evening began with support act Cloggz, directed by pianist Mark Edwards.     Performing some hauntingly beautiful cinematic music, such as the themes from The Mission and…