Tag: Interviews

1 May 2018

A Change Is Gonna Come: Carleen Anderson and Nikki Yeoh

    This year’s Brighton Festival features a special music project entitled A Change Is Gonna Come: Music for Human Rights. SJM editor Charlie Anderson spoke to the two composers behind the project: Carleen Anderson and Nikki Yeoh.     I began by asking Carleen Anderson about how the project first came about. “The two organisers at […]

14 April 2014

Sax Shop Interviews

    Saxshop is a community saxophone ensemble based in the Brighton & Hove area formed by Simon D’Souza in 2003. Now led by saxophonist Beccy Perez Rork and trombonist Mark Bassey, the ensemble features players of all levels and backgrounds (including a retired bank manager, a welder, teachers, a contract negotiator and a vet) performing […]

31 March 2014

Elaine Crouch and Helen MacDougal Interview

Vocalists Elaine Crouch and Helen MacDougal will be the first students to graduate from Chichester College’s new HND jazz course. Here they talk about the course and their upcoming gig.   How did you first start to get into jazz? Elaine: “Quite late actually!  Although I’ve always loved all kinds of music and had a […]

17 March 2014

Ivo Neame Quintet Interviews

SJM editor Charlie Anderson interviews three members of the Ivo Neame Quintet: pianist Ivo Neame, saxophonist Tori Freestone and vibraphonist Jim Hart.   Ivo Neame How did the quintet come about?     “It came about because it's built on musical relationships that have been developed over a long period of time. I've been playing with Jim […]

6 January 2014

Mingus Underground Interview

How did the project come about? Andy Pickett: “I’ve always been a big fan of Mingus, since I first got into jazz, and Mingus Ah Um was one of the first jazz albums that I bought way back in the days before CDs. As a player I’ve long wanted to try and play some of […]

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