2019 Parliamentary Jazz Awards
The full list of nominees for the 2019 Parliamentary Jazz Awards have been announced with Brighton’s The Verdict jazz club nominated for Jazz Venue of the Year and Claire Martin OBE nominated for Jazz Vocalist of the Year. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Tuesday 3rd December.
Dave O’Higgins and Rob Luft on Tour
Saxophonist Dave O’Higgins and guitarist Rob Luft have announced an extensive tour of the UK, promoting their album O’Higgins & Luft Play Monk and Trane, to be released on Ubuntu on 4th October. The tour includes Chichester Jazz Club on 6th September, All Saints Church in Hove on 17th October (lunchtime) and JazzHastings on 17th December.
New John Coltrane Blue World Album
An album of material recorded by John Coltrane and his classic quartet of McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones is set to be released by Impulse! on 27th September. The album contains new recordings of earlier works that were reinterpreted for a Canadian film The Cat in the Bag, by director Gilles Grouix. The recordings were made at Van Gelder Studios in June 1964, six months before Coltrane recorded A Love Supreme.
Smalls Returns to The Verdict
Smalls jazz club returns for a new programme of music for 2019/2020. The season begins on Thursday 10th October with French clarinetist Aurelie Tropez and Kansas Smitty’s Giacomo Smith. The second concert in the programme is on Thursday 24th October with clarinetist Julian Marc Stringle appearing alongside trumpeter Jamie Brownfield.
Words: Charlie Anderson
Photo: Lisa Wormsley