Tag: Brighton Dome

1 September 2019

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. […]

1 November 2018

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 […]

25 September 2018

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 […]

1 June 2018

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 […]

1 April 2016

Live Review: Tim Garland Electric Quartet at Brighton Dome

Tim Garland Electric Quartet Brighton Dome Studio Theatre Wednesday 16th March 2016       Tim Garland last appeared in Brighton with the same personnel in October 2014. This time round the band is now his ‘electric quartet’ featuring Jason Rebello on keyboard and Ant Law on an assortment of guitars.     Performing a number of […]

1 June 2015

Live Review: Marius Neset at Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

Marius Neset Quintet Brighton Dome Studio Theatre (presented by Brighton Jazz Club) Saturday 11th April   In a veritable sea of rising young stars, beyond all the hype, it’s often rare to find a truly original talent.   Enter then, Swedish saxophonist Marius Neset, on a first live outing to Brighton’s Dome Studio Theatre.  The […]

24 November 2014

Live Review: John Surman at The Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

John Surman with special guest Karin Krog The Brighton Dome Studio Theatre, Brighton Tuesday 18th November 2014       Performing tracks from his highly-acclaimed ECM album Saltash Bells, Surman began his solo set on the instrument that he learnt as a child at school – the recorder.     Utilising pre-recorded electronic music isn’t always something […]

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