Jazz News (Dec. 2019)
Love Supreme Festival have made their first announcement on the line up for the 2020 festival, to be held at Glynde Place on the weekend of 3rd – 5th July, 2020.
Charles Lloyd Kindred Spirits includes the legendary jazz saxophonist performing on Sunday 5th July, in a band that includes Marvin Sewell, Reuben Rogers and Eric Harland.
The festival will also include Brazilian legend Sergio Mendes, soul band The Isley Brothers and R&B band TLC.
Dot Time Records are releasing previously unheard recordings of Louis Armstrong performing at the first Nice Jazz Festival in 1948 along with other recordings of his many European live performances from the 1950s. Gearbox Records are also releasing the last-ever recording of Buddy Rich, Just In Time: The Final Recording on 6th December.
The Hastings International Piano Festival will include artists such as Claire Martin, National Youth Jazz Orchestra, Reuben James, and The Puppini Sisters with the Pasadena Roof Orchestra.
The festival runs from 26th February – 8th March 2020 with concerts at St. Mary in the Castle and the White Rock Theatre with more to be announced.
Highlights of the festive season include Joe Stilgoe at St. Mary in the Castle on 15th December and the Les Paul Big Band Christmas Special featuring Andy Panayi at The Verdict on Saturday 21st December. Sussex Jazz Orchestra will also perform a Seasonal Special at The Round Georges, Brighton on Sunday 22nd December.
Jazz South are putting on a free Promoters Event at Brighton Dome on Thursday 5th December between 1pm and 5pm. There will be advice sessions on how to apply for funding from Arts Council England, networking events and news about Jazz South Commissions and the Jazz South Free Ticket Scheme.