Tag: Brian O’Connor

1 July 2016

Live Review: Neal Richardson Band @ Ronnie Scott’s

Neal Richardson Band Ronnie Scott’s, London Sunday 5th June 2016       This was my first proper visit to Ronnie’s since the change of ownership way back when. Yes, inevitably things have changed, but it was nice to see that the club has retained a feeling of the original, and of course unlike Pete and […]

1 March 2016

Live Review: Neal Richardson Trio at Seaford Golf Club

Neal Richardson Trio plus Guests The View, Seaford Head Golf Club, Seaford. Sunday 7th Feb. 2016   Neal Richardson, piano, vocals; Nigel Thomas, bass; Eric Ford, drums   Guests: Adam Glasser, chromatic harmonica; Sue Richardson, trumpet Special guest: Abi Glasser (Adam’s daughter), vocals, one number.       Once a month at The View, Seaford Head […]

1 January 2016

Brian O’Connor Interview

Brian O’Connor has been photographing jazz musicians since the 1970s and has photographed a number of jazz legends. Here he talks about his images and his upcoming exhibition at the South Coast Jazz Festival.   How did you first get into jazz?     “Although I enjoyed pop music of the late 50’s you would occasionally […]

1 January 2016

Live Review: Amy Roberts & Richard Exall Quintet at Under Ground Theatre

Amy Roberts/Richard Exall Quintet The Under Ground Theatre, Eastbourne Friday 11th December 2015       A very happy way to end another year of attending and photographing jazz gigs. Five talented and versatile musicians playing tribute to such luminaries as Earl Bostic, Lester Young, Duke Ellington, Johnny Hodges, Chopin (yes!), Sergio Mendes, Dizzy Gillespie, and […]

1 November 2015

Live Review: Robert Fowler Quartet at Eastbourne

Robert Fowler Quartet Under Ground Theatre, Eastbourne Friday 9th October 2015   Playing melodic standards from the Great American Songbook, plus jazz standards such as Bernie’s Tune, the Robert Fowler Quartet provided an evening of swinging music and beautiful ballads. Very satisfactory.   Robert Fowler, sax; Robin Aspland, piano; Jeremy Brown, bass; Matt Home, drums. […]

1 July 2015

Live Review: Darius Brubeck Quartet at Eastbourne

  Darius Brubeck Quartet Under Ground Theatre, Eastbourne Friday 12th June, 2015       A packed house welcomed Darius Brubeck to the Under Ground Theatre for the first time.  Two excellent sets ensured that they went home happy (as the current vernacular goes).      Playing a selection of tracks from his current CD, Cathy’s Summer, […]

1 June 2015

Live Review: Bruce Adams/Alan Barnes at Eastbourne

Bruce Adams/Alan Barnes Quintet Under Ground Theatre, Eastbourne Friday 15th July 2015   A five star line-up that’s hard to beat, and so it proved to be. Straight ahead jazz, chestnut jokes (the old ones are the best), and the relaxed spontaneity of musicians fully at home with each others’ company. The usual mixture of […]

1 May 2015

Live Review: Buster Birch at The Birley Centre

Live Review   Buster Plays Buster The Birley Centre, Eastbourne Tuesday 21st April 2015   The Birley Centre is an excellent small venue for for jazz gigs, and it is to be hoped that their occasional series continues into the future.  The first half of Buster’s performance is devoted to his tributes to the the […]

1 March 2015

Live Review: Elaine Delmar at The Hawth

Elaine Delmar The Hawth, Crawley Sunday 15th February 2015   At the age of 75 you might expect to perhaps a hear little ‘maturity’ in the voice.  No!  Still with a soaring range, swooping from controlled high to controlled low, Elaine performed for nearly two hours interpreting the works of Gershwin and Porter.  Familiar songs […]

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