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Live Review: Jazz Re:Fest 2019

Jazz Re:Fest 2019 Brighton Dome, Brighton Saturday 27th July, 2019 First up to take the stage was alto saxophonist and composer Camilla George. Backed by a band of prominent London players including guitarist Shirley Tetteh and bassist Daniel Casimir to name a few, forming the perfect ensemble that brought Camilla‚Äôs heavily groove-enthused compositions to life….

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Live Review: Jazz Jamaica All Stars at Brighton Dome

Jazz Jamaica All Stars Brighton Dome Concert Hall Saturday 29th September, 2018   The relationship between jazz and reggae was for a while a rare combination, until the breakthrough of Jamaican jazz guitarist and visionary Ernest Ranglin, whose fresh approach saw a revolutionary breakthrough towards the fusion of Jamaica’s national music with the technical aspects…

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Gary Crosby Interview

In 1951, Jamaican-born music lover Lee Gopthal, part of the Windrush generation, arrived in England and, frustrated by the lack of Jamaican music in Britain, opened up a chain of record stores. In 1968 he joined forces with Chris Blackwell (of Island Records) and set up Trojan Records as a way of distributing Jamaican music…

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Live Review: Brighton Festival – A Change Is Gonna Come

Brighton Festival: A Change Is Gonna Come – Music for Human Rights Brighton Dome Concert Hall Tuesday 22nd May, 2018       Beginning with Coltrane’s iconic composition Alabama, Nubya Garcia confidently displayed both the technique and emotional depth required to produce a version of this deeply moving memorial to the four children murdered by members of…