Jazz News (Sept. 2013)

Award Winning Baritone Sax Player Plays The Verdict

American baritone saxophonist Gary Smulyan, who has recently won awards from the Jazz Journalists Association and JAZZIT magazine, performs at The Verdict in Brighton on Friday 27th September.

Known for his work with the Mingus Big Band, as well as the big bands of Woody Herman and Dizzy Gillespie, Smulyan appears with the Nigel Price Organ Trio.

 

See http://www.verdictjazz.co.uk

 

New Columnists for SJM

Acclaimed Brighton pianists and educators Terry Seabrook and Wayne McConnell will each write a monthly column for SJM starting with this issue. Terry Seabrook will focus on theory and musicianship whilst Wayne McConnell will deal with the more philosophical issues. Eddie Myer also joins as a regular columnist.

 

Eddie Myer 5tet Launch New Album

Later this month, bassist and SJM columnist Eddie Myer launches a new album, entitled Why Worry?, with Ian Price, Frank Harrison, Luke Rattenbury and Tristan Banks. The album features original compositions from Eddie, Ian Price and Tristan Banks. The album will be available for sale at the launch gig, Saturday 21st September at The Verdict, Brighton. Tickets £8 or £6 concessions.

 

New Albums Expected

Expect lots of new material from Sussex-based jazz musicians in the future. Whilst Mark Edwards and Eddie Meyer have been working on new albums, pianist Joss Peach has also been busy in the recording studio and jazz vocalist Lou Beckerman has been recording new material with The Wayne McConnell Trio.

 

Mark Edwards New Album

Pianist Mark Edwards will be releasing a new album on October 7th. Entitled In Deep, it features guest artists Carleen Anderson, Liane Carroll, Claire Martin and others. The CD also features Andy Cleyndert on bass, Martin France on drums and was produced by James McMillan.

 

Jazz News written by SJM editor Charlie Anderson.