Tag: Brighton Jazz School

1 June 2017

Geoffrey Keezer Interview

What did you learn from performing with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and then with Ray Brown? One of the key things I learned was how to pace a musical set. Both Art and Ray were in tune with the energy and needs of each audience we played for. They could sense if we needed to […]

1 February 2017

Jazz Education Review: Brighton Jazz Education Conference

Teacher, don’t teach me no nonsense       A one-day Jazz Education Conference at Brighton’s Verdict club confronted a world where music is a commodity and education a business investment. At this Brighton Jazz School event, Tony Durham discovered how South Coast educators are trying to keep the jazz flame alive.        Let’s not […]

1 February 2016

Jazz Education Review: Dave Liebman Masterclass

Dave Liebman Masterclass Brighton Jazz School Masterclass Series The Verdict, Brighton Sunday 24th January 2016, 4pm       Beginning with an overview of his background, Liebman was, not surprisingly, full of stories and anecdotes about his life in jazz performing with the likes of Miles Davis and Elvin Jones.     He began on piano at […]

9 June 2014

Live Review: Kemptown Carnival 2014

Now in its third year, the Bristol Bar Jazz Stage was the place to be during the 2014 Kemptown Carnival. Students from Brighton Jazz School’s Saturday class began with a selection of classic jazz tunes such as Blue Bossa. Brighton Jazz School’s Learn To Play class then took to the stage and vocalist Yvonne Rawcliffe […]

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