1 March 2016

Jazz News + Competition (March 2016)

    The nominations for the 2016 JazzFM Awards have been announced. Chichester born pianist Zoe Rahman has been nominated for Instrumentalist of the Year and Hastings-based pianist/vocalist Liane Carroll has been nominated for Vocalist of the Year, following the success of her album Seaside. The awards ceremony will take place at the Bloomsbury Ballroom in London on Tuesday 26th April with full coverage provided by Jazz FM.

    Whilst Sunday night jazz has finished at the Black Lion in Brighton (after 7 years),  new gigs begin around Brighton in March. Neal Richardson of Splash Point Jazz has a new regular gig at The Master Mariner, in Brighton Marina starting with guitarist Nigel Price on Thursday 3rd March. The regular Thursday night gig includes a range of guests such as Sue Richardson, Mark Cherrie and Geoff Simkins. Guitarist Paul Richards also begins a new residency every Wednesday night at The Independent pub in Hanover with special guests.

    The line up has been announced for the 2016 Love Supreme Festival to be held 1st – 3rd July.  This year features a special collaboration between John Scofield, Brad Mehldau and Mark Guiliana, together with performances by Stanley Clarke, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Liane Carroll, Melody Gardot, Kamasi Washington, GoGo Penguin, Jacob Collier and Binker & Moses.

    Terry Pack’s Trees ensemble are preparing to record a new album this year, assuming they can find a recording studio big enough to hold an ever-growing number of musicians…




Win two tickets to see Christian McBride and Edgar Meyer perform at The Komedia in Brighton on Wednesday 23rd March.


How To Enter

  1. Watch the video A Day In The Life of Christian McBride on YouTube here.


2) Answer this question:

What colour is “a real good swinging groove”?

[clue: he gives the answer about 6 mins into the film]


3) Email your answer to sussexjazzmag@gmail.com


Closing date is Friday 11th March, 6pm. Answers to be drawn from a jazz hat. The competition is open to all SJM readers and subscribers, though SJM contributors are not eligible to enter.

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