Jazz News (Sept. 2016)

    Splash Point Jazz, are setting up a new jazz club. They will be putting on a monthly jazz gig at The Fishermen’s Club on Royal Parade on the last Wednesday of the month. Launching on Wednesday 28th September with Art Themen and Andy Panayi it will continue on Wednesday 26th October with Mark Nightingale and Andy Panayi with Terry Seabrook, Paul Whitten and Milo Fell. The following month (Wednesday November 30th) will feature trumpeter Steve Waterman with Roy Hilton, Steve Thompson and Alex Eberhard.

    The August issue of Jazz Journal featured an honest and accurate review of this year’s Love Supreme Festival by Simon Spillett, who appeared on the Bandstand and writes: “The gig was extremely enjoyable and to my mind gave trumpet wunderkind Jack Kendon the perfect opportunity to demonstrate his natural command of the hard-bop language. If you haven’t heard him, keep your ears out. He’s a young man to watch.”

    September sees the return of the Brighton Alternative Jazz Festival with another excellent line-up of improvised music. Concerts are on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th September at The Old Market in Hove, followed by a final day of local bands (such as bassists Gus Garside and Eddie Myer) performing at The Verdict on Sunday from 3pm. 

    And don’t forget to support another annual event: The Ian Price Benefit Night at the Hare & Hounds in Worthing on Tuesday 20th September, raising money for a worthy cause.

    The Brighton Oxjam Takeover returns for another year on Saturday 15th October with another entire day of jazz at The Verdict programmed by Jack Kendon.