Author: SJM

14 June 2021

Julia Biel Interview

Musician Julia Biel released her latest album Black and White, Vol. 1 last year to critical acclaim. Here the vocalist and pianist talks to Charlie Anderson about her current work and upcoming projects. How did you first get into singing and playing music? I always loved to sing and got some encouragement early on from […]

24 May 2021

Ela Southgate Interview

Vocalist Ela Southgate spoke to Jim Burlong ahead of her concert ‘Ela With Strings’ at the Brighton Fringe Festival. Photo of Ela Southgate by Lisa Wormsley.   How did you get into music to start with? My family was very musical, my mum was a teacher but could have pursued dancing as a career. She […]

30 April 2021

May 2021 Issue Free to Download

Our May issue features a special programme for Emergence 2021, a four day event being held at Bexhill’s De La Warr Pavilion, 27th – 30th May. It features interviews with many of the artists appearing at Emergence, including Ahnansé of Steam, Ill Considered and two interviews by artist Gina Southgate, with saxophonists Chelsea Carmichael and […]

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 […]

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