Jazz News (Nov. 2019)
Brighton’s Verdict jazz club has an extensive programme of music throughout November, with three or more gigs per week, including Benn Clatworthy, Miguel Gorodi, Laura Jurd, Alison Rayner, Carmen Souza, Calum Gourlay, Loz Speyer and Mark Cherrie amongst others. Owner Andy Lavender, who books the Fridays, said “Thanks to Roxanne it’s our most crammed and ambitious ever”.
Friday 29th November sees a celebration of the life and music of guitarist and composer Steve Aston at The Rose Hill in Brighton. Steve’s music will be performed by his Grimaldi Quartet, joined by his friend Bar Zalel.
The following day, Saturday 30th November, also sees a fundraiser at the Paris House to raise money for the Steve Aston Foundation for Young Musicians.
Jazz educators Tomorrow’s Warriors are launching a reggae outreach programme entitled The Reggae Ticket which will bring workshops and concerts by the Jazz Jamaica All Stars to Birmingham, Bristol, Liverpool, Manchester, Gateshead, Edinburgh and London over the next 12 months.
Sussex jazz artists feature at the London Jazz Festival this month which runs from 15th to 24th November.
Trevor Watts (pictured) performs at the Purcell Room on 15th November, Neal Richardson’s Not King Cole perform at Crazy Coqs on 17th November, Claire Martin performs at Cadogan Hall on 24th November and Liane Carroll performs at Crazy Coqs on the 21st and the 606 club on 24th November.
(Words by Charlie Anderson. Photo of Trevor Watts by Anya Arnold)