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Jazz News (Jan. 2018)

    Legendary British pianist John Critchinson passed away on 15th December at the age of 82. Beginning his jazz career performing with the likes of Tubby Hayes and Ronnie Scott, he became Ronnie Scott’s regular pianist from 1979 onwards performing with a number of visiting Americans such as Joe Henderson and Chet Baker. After Ronnie…

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Roger Beaujolais Interview

What made you start playing the vibes and what do you like most about the instrument?     “I always knew I was going to be a musician when I was about 13 years old but no-one believed me or encouraged me. At the time I was obsessed with the pop/rock music of the day &…

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Reg Hendrickse Interview

Reg Hendrickse, co-organiser of JazzHastings, answers questions from SJM editor Charlie Anderson.   How long has the club been going? We have been going for 8 years.   How did it get started? We started with a small group: John Donaldson, Agatha, Sophie and me at the Old Angling club.   Have you experienced any…

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Live Review: Jim Mullen at JazzHastings

Jim Mullen Quartet JazzHastings, Hastings 19/11/13 Seeing guitarist Jim Mullen is always a treat and the good-humoured Scot was on fine form. On the same night that England were playing Germany at football, a respectable audience at JazzHastings saw Mullen playing standards such as You Stepped Out of a Dream, latin classic Only Trust Your…