Category: Live Review

1 August 2019

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 […]

1 August 2019

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 […]

1 July 2019

Live Review: Dave Storey Trio at New Generation Jazz

New Generation Jazz: Dave Storey Trio The Verdict Brighton Friday 31st May, 2019 Top line drummer Dave Storey, who appeared at The Verdict in March with Duncan Eagles’ Citizen, returned to the venue with his trio on the last Friday of May. Since his previous appearance the bands debut album Bosco had been launched at […]

1 June 2019

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 […]

1 June 2019

Live Review: Anöna Trio at All Saints Church

Anöna Trio All Saints Church, Hove Saturday 11th May, 2019 The Anöna Trio of Julian Nicholas, Imogen Ryall and Mark Edwards recently released their debut album, One January Morning. For their performance at All Saints Church, pianist Simon Robinson stepped in to replace Mark Edwards and performed admirably. They began with Brad Mehldau’s When It […]

1 May 2019

Live Review: Duncan Eagles’ Citizen

New Generation Jazz: Duncan Eagles’ Citizen The Verdict, Brighton Friday 29th March, 2019 Tenor saxophonist Duncan Eagles concluded his whirlwind UK tour with a trip to Brighton’s Verdict Jazz Club at the end of March. His recently released debut album as a leader, Citizen has been highly acclaimed and helped in bringing the former Partikel […]

1 May 2019

Live Review: Love Supreme at The Roundhouse

Love Supreme at The Roundhouse The Roundhouse, London Saturday 13th April, 2019 Love Supreme continue to expand the brand by bringing an all-day jamboree of jazz-and-related-musics to the Roundhouse, following their success last year. That event was dominated by the emergent New London Jazz scene – this year’s different, highly diverse line-up provides an interesting […]

1 April 2019

Live Review: Nubya Garcia at Komedia

Nubya Garcia Komedia, Brighton Tuesday 5th March 2019 Outside, a mildly dreary February, inside it’s a rammed sweatbox. Plenty of people make it out for the openers Yadasofi, who do a grand job of executing a bunch of tight, neat harmonic ideas, louche solos and giving off a real sense of exploration. Particularly enjoyable for […]

1 April 2019

Live Review: John Turville Quintet at The Verdict

John Turville Quintet The Verdict, Brighton Saturday 9th March, 2019 This is the last show in the tour and there’s an end-of-term vibe on the Verdict’s crowded stage as our genial host Roxanne introduces the band to the packed house. “I’ve been having a lot of fun” says Turville, adding wryly “and I think the […]

1 March 2019

Live Review: Alex Hitchcock Quintet at New Generation Jazz

New Generation Jazz: Alex Hitchcock Quintet The Verdict, Brighton Friday 18th January, 2019 This quintet, featuring saxophonist Alex Hitchcock and trumpeter James Copus, are a formidable frontline partnership. Both are members of Patchwork Jazz Orchestra, and bring a special chemistry to their performances with tight unison lines and an enviable musical telepathy. The quintet released […]

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