Tagged Jasmine Sharif


Live Review: Arun Ghosh at The Ropetackle

Arun Ghosh Quintet Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham-by-sea Saturday 3rd March, 2018       From the vibrant hues of the passport-style gatefold on his latest CD release But Where Are You Really From?, to his trademark traditional Indian stage gear, the subcontinent-influenced grooves  of rising clarinettist Arun Ghosh have recently been making themselves widely felt, notably…


Live Review: Soft Machine Legacy at Trading Boundaries

  Soft Machine Legacy Trading Boundaries, Sheffield Green Saturday 26th March 2016       Into the velvety countryside darkness, down narrow winding roads, deep damp green leaves swishing past, round twisty frondy bends and under cathedral-roof tree branches arching high overhead, the car snakes and undulates forward, with each mile civilisation is retreating further behind,…


The Column: Jasmine Sharif – Laurie Anderson

     Picture one elfin-faced woman, dressed in black, with a crop of spiky hair and a mischievous grin, on stage with a violin, talking in her soft American accent about dogs. Then picture one of the largest, most vibrant and innovative arts festivals in Europe. Add to that ice-cream, fish and chips, deckchairs and…

Live Review: Love Supreme Jazz Festival 2015

Love Supreme Jazz Festival Glynde Place, Sussex Friday 3rd -Sunday 5th July, 2015           A treasure trove of jazz, funk and blues, with a glowing heart of soul, sprinkled with a dash of the avant-garde, sounds unlikely in the middle of the Sussex countryside. But it’s true:  overnight, a magic city of yellow…


Live Review: John Taylor Trio at St. George’s Church

John Taylor Trio St. George’s Church, Kemp Town, Brighton Saturday 28th March 2015     Picture a scene with three hugely influential pioneers of  contemporary British and European jazz, a kind of modest supergroup bringing highlights of their collective body of work to an audience known for its  seeking out of authentic music, and you…


Live Review: Mike Outram at The Snowdrop in Lewes

Mike Outram, Terry Seabrook, Milo Fell The Snowdrop, Lewes Monday 26th January 2015       The  sampled song of dolphins wends its way into the air, heralding Mike Outram introducing the first bars of Softly As In a Morning Sunrise arranged by Emily Remler, one half of well-known guitar duo with American legend Larry Coryell….