Jazz News (July 2016)

    As the Love Supreme Festival reaches its fourth successful year continuing with its mixture of soul-jazz and contemporary jazz, funded by corporate sponsors, there is some jazz for jazz fans, in the shape of American vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant, saxophonist Kamasi Washington and the unique collaboration between John Scofield, Brad Mehldau and Mark Guiliana. Brad and Mark collaborated together for their duo group ‘Mehliana’, whilst Brad appeared on the album Works For Me by legendary jazz guitarist John Scofield.

    And for those who want an antidote to Love Supreme, The Brighton Alternative Jazz Festival have announced their 2016 line up. Friday 9th September features Tom Rainey & Ingrid Laubrock, Bourne Davis Kane & Paul Dunmall, Taco Bells & Pekka Airaksinen. Saturday 10th September features Artefacts Trio featuring Nicole Mitchell, Tomeka Reid & Mike Reed, Sophie Agnel, John Edwards, Steve Noble, Construct & Alexander Hawkins, Anna Högberg’s Attack and Sloth Racket. All performances will be at The Old Market in Hove. There will be a fundraiser at The Verdict, Brighton on Thursday 7th July and tickets cost a mere £7 but bring along some more money for the bucket and help support your local jazz festival.

    Jazz at The Palmeira in Hove is going from strength to strength with sessions in July from Ela Southgate/Matt Wall (6th), Jack Kendon (13th), Julian Nicholas (20th) and Gabriel Garrick (27th). It’s every Wednesday evening from 8pm with a jazz jam afterwards, from 9:30pm.