Daily Archives: 14 April 2014

The Column: Eddie Myer – Branding Issues

     Branford Marsalis still cuts a large figure on the international jazz scene, and his presence at the Love Supreme festival  last year certainly added some gravitas to the line-up. So it’s interesting to read an article from him published in the Seattle Weekly under the banner “The Problem With Jazz”. It’s a succinct piece…

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Tony Kofi Interview

Saxophonist Tony Kofi studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston, performed in The Jazz Warriors and worked with Andrew Hill and Sam Rivers. On his debut album, All Is Know, he recorded the music of Thelonious Monk. In 2010 he recorded an album with Jamaladeen Tacuma and jazz legend Ornette Coleman. Here he answers…

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Ian Price Interview

Tell us a bit about where you’re from and how you got into jazz.     “I’m from Shropshire. At the time I grew up in the 70s and 80s there wasn’t much jazz in Shropshire. In the 80s I had a job in a TV shop and CD players had just come out and I…

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Sax Shop Interviews

    Saxshop is a community saxophone ensemble based in the Brighton & Hove area formed by Simon D’Souza in 2003. Now led by saxophonist Beccy Perez Rork and trombonist Mark Bassey, the ensemble features players of all levels and backgrounds (including a retired bank manager, a welder, teachers, a contract negotiator and a vet) performing…

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Jazz News (April 2014)

    April is Jazz Appreciation Month, an annual event set up by the Smithsonian Institute to celebrate and draw attention to jazz as an historical and living treasure.     Numerous events are being held across the US and around the world in a co-ordinated effort to promote live jazz.     Since 2012, The Jazz Journalists…