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Live Review: Jazz for Europe

Jazz for Europe The Brunswick, Hove Thursday 29th August, 2019 Organised by percussionist and Jazzwise editor-in-chief Jon Newey together with Terry Seabrook and Julian Nicholas, this was an evening that brought together a diverse range of musicians from the jazz community, united in their desire for a united Europe. The house band of saxophonist Julian…

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Live Review: Brothers Testament at The Verdict

New Generation Jazz: Brothers Testament The Verdict Brighton Friday 30th August, 2019 Fresh from their recent appearance at Brainchild Festival plus high profile gigs at top London venues, The Vortex, Ronnie Scott’s and The Jazz Cafe, the high energy, groove based Brothers Testament brought their unique take on the “Nu Jazz” phenomenon to the Verdict…

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Live Review: Bonsai at New Generation Jazz

New Generation Jazz: Bonsai The Verdict Brighton Friday 26th July, 2019 On another steamy Brighton night The Verdict Jazz Club welcomed the highly praised quintet Bonsai to The New Generation Jazz stage. Formed in 2014 and originally named Jam Experiment, this group of young musicians have been mentioned by many in the same breath as…

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Live Review: Jazz Re:Fest 2019

Jazz Re:Fest 2019 Brighton Dome, Brighton Saturday 27th July, 2019 First up to take the stage was alto saxophonist and composer Camilla George. Backed by a band of prominent London players including guitarist Shirley Tetteh and bassist Daniel Casimir to name a few, forming the perfect ensemble that brought Camilla’s heavily groove-enthused compositions to life….

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Live Review: We Out Here Festival 2019

The inaugural We Out Here Festival in Abbots Ripton, Cambridgeshire saw Gilles Peterson curating a festival that embraced live music and club culture, beginning with a set from Nubya Garcia (below), followed by DJ sets from Matthew Herbert and Maxwell Owin.     Alabaster dePlume (above) utilised spoken word and experimental music to spread a…

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Live Review: Love Supreme Festival 2019

Jazz writer George Richardson reviews his highlight of the 2019 Love Supreme Festival, Chick Corea’s Spanish Heart Band, with photos by Lisa Wormsley.   Love Supreme Festival: Chick Corea’s Spanish Heart Band The Big Top, Love Supreme Festival Saturday 6th July, 2019 A cloudy wet morning preceding the sunny Friday saw the start of 2019’s…

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Live Review: Xhosa Cole at The Verdict

New Generation Jazz: Xhosa Cole The Verdict, Brighton Friday 28th June, 2019 On the last Friday of June the 2018 BBC Young Jazz Musician Of The Year, Xhosa Cole, brought his fine Midlands- based quartet to The Verdict for the latest round in the ever-popular New Generation Jazz series. Xhosa himself is a warm, lucid…

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Live Review: Ife Ogunjobi Quartet at The Verdict

New Generation Jazz: Ife Ogunjobi Quartet The Verdict Brighton Friday 26th April, 2019 New trumpet sensation Ife Ogunjobi from South London cut his jazz teeth with Gary Crosby’s Tomorrows Warriors and is now studying at The Royal Academy Of Music. Playing in a Freddie Hubbard/Clifford Brown style, he was originally influenced by the work of…