Jazz News (July 2019)
The 7th annual jazz festival hosted by Jazz Re:Freshed returns to Brighton Dome on Saturday 27th July. The line up includes Theon Cross, Rosie Turton, Zara McFarlane, Werkha, Kevin Haynes Grupo Elegua, Sarah Tandy and Camilla George. The annual festival will also feature DJ sets and family-friendly activities. Tickets are £10, with free tickets available for under 16s accompanied by an adult.
As well as presenting music at Love Supreme Festival, New Generation Jazz features the bands Bonsai and Brothers Testament at The Verdict over the summer. They will also be hosting a summer school on 20th July with tutors Binker Golding, Shirley Tetteh, Ashley Henry and Pete Hill.
Bonsai (above) are at The Verdict on Friday 26th July.
The Dolphin in Eastbourne hosts a new jazz night every Sunday from 8pm.
The lunchtime recital series at All Saints church in Hove continues in July with FoxiVox! on Thursday 4th July and saxophonist Greg Abate on Thursday 25th July.
Hilary Burt returns to The Brunswick in Hove with her 8-piece band Blue Calluna on Friday 19th July.
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July sees the release of a previously unreleased album from Tubby Hayes, entitled Grits Beans and Greens: The Lost Fontana Studio Sessions 1969. Tubby Hayes biographer Simon Spillett describes the sessions as “absolute classics in every regard”. The album is released on Friday 26th July on the Decca label.
Howes3 have released a new single entitled Moving Forward, available to download on multiple platforms.
This follows their summer appearances at the Soundcrash Funk and Soul Weekender and The Great Escape Festival.
At the end of November they will be supporting Billy Cobham at The Jazz Cafe in Camden.
Whilst Brainchild Festival has sold out, there are volunteer spaces available. The non-commercial multi-arts festival has a strong sense of ethics and community and this year features artists Alabaster dePlume, Brothers Testament, Cykada, Pyjaen, Rosie Turton and more.
A previously unreleased album from Miles Davis is set to be released on 6th September by Warner Bros. The album was recorded in October 1985 after Miles left Columbia Records but the album was then shelved and left uncompleted. The album features newly recorded vocals from Lalah Hathaway and Ledisi.
Nérija release their debut album Blume on the Domino label. Bandcamp link here.
Saxophonist Tori Freestone released her third trio album El Mar de Nubes on Whirlwind Recordings. Bandcamp link here.
July sees the release of Rob Cope’s Gods of Apollo, an album inspired by space explorations and the moon landings featuring Elliot Galvin, Rob Luft and Jon Ormston. Details here.