Author: SJM

20 February 2021

Dave Trigwell: A Personal Reflection
 by Mark Edwards

“When you’re young and you play with someone new… and together, for the first time for both of you, you find yourself floating and realise that the music is not about YOU anymore, it’s about life, love, fear, a search for freedom and happiness. That was my first experience with Dave.” – Django Bates. Exactly […]

4 February 2021

Spike Wells Interview

  Spike Wells is known for his enthusiasm, particularly behind the drum kit. On the day we spoke, the day after Ron Mathewson’s funeral, his sense of frustration was evident. Last summer he was able to officiate the funeral of long-time friend Peter King, which featured fitting tributes from Julian Joseph and Henry Lowther. In […]

1 February 2021

February 2021 Issue Is Out Now

The February 2021 issue of Sussex Jazz Magazine is out now. We have print copies available to new subscribers. You can subscribe here.   The front cover of the magazine features drummer Spike Wells, photographed by Lisa Wormsley. Spike recently celebrated his 75th birthday and this month launches the debut album of QOW Trio that […]

24 January 2021

Josephine Davies Interview

Saxophonist and composer Josephine Davies spoke to Charlie Anderson about her move to Hastings and her recent Jazz South commissioned piece. You recently performed your Jazz South Radar Commission piece. How did that come about? I saw their website not too long after moving down to Hastings and it struck me as something that would […]

31 December 2020

January 2021 Issue out now

The January 2021 issue of Sussex Jazz Magazine is out now. We have print copies available to new subscribers. You can subscribe here. The front cover of the magazine features a painting of trumpeter Jay Phelps at Jazz In The Round, painted by Gina Southgate who writes about Jazz in the Round and her experiences […]

1 December 2020

December SJM Out Now

The December issue of Sussex Jazz Magazine is out now. The front cover features saxophonist Chris Potter (photo by Dave Stapleton). In our main interview Chris Potter talks about his latest album There Is A Tide. Artist Gina Southgate has written a column talking about her experience painting double bassist Tom Herbert. The magazine also […]

28 July 2020

August Issue Free to Download

The August issue of SJM is available to download, for free, here: SJM August 2020 The front cover shows Mark Kavuma and Ruben Fox performing for New Generation Jazz TV, filmed at the Ropetackle Arts Centre in Shoreham-by-Sea (photo by Lisa Wormsley). Inside the magazine we have an interview with musician Mike Potter of Harry’s […]

30 June 2020

July Issue Free to Download

The July issue of Sussex Jazz Magazine is now available and free to download here: SJM July 2020   Our 102nd issue features the following: The cover features a photo of bassist Isobella Burnham by Pat Pascal. Column by Pat Pascal’s column talks about diversity in jazz, with photos of young black musicians to look […]

1 June 2020

June Issue Free to Download

The June issue of Sussex Jazz Magazine is now available and free to download here: SJM June 2020   Our 101st issue features the following: The cover features a painting of cellist Ayanna Witter-Johnson by artist Gina Southgate. Interview with trumpeter Avashai Cohen by SJM writer George Richardson. Columns by Simon Spillett and Gina Southgate. […]

1 May 2020

100th Issue of SJM Free to Download

  We are celebrating our 100th issue of Sussex Jazz Magazine by offering it free to download. Our May issue features interviews with Sarathy Korwar and Ela Southgate, plus album Q&As with George Colligan, Kandace Springs, Chip Wickham, Alex Hitchcock, Rob Luft and Tom Green. We also have exclusive lockdown diaries from vocalist Sara Oschlag […]

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