Tag: Mark Kavuma

1 September 2021

Mark Kavuma Interview

I interviewed Mark Kavuma on the day that his new record label Banger Factory Records was officially launched. The Banger Factory began as a quintet performing weekly at The Prince of Wales in Brixton but now, seven years later, has grown to an octet and now a recording label. Your new album is out on […]

28 July 2020

August Issue Free to Download

The August issue of SJM is available to download, for free, here: SJM August 2020 The front cover shows Mark Kavuma and Ruben Fox performing for New Generation Jazz TV, filmed at the Ropetackle Arts Centre in Shoreham-by-Sea (photo by Lisa Wormsley). Inside the magazine we have an interview with musician Mike Potter of Harry’s […]

1 December 2019

Live Review: Mark Kavuma at The Verdict

New Generation Jazz: Mark Kavuma & The Banger Factory The Verdict, Brighton Friday 25th October, 2019 It was hard bop twenty first century style when Ugandan born trumpet star Mark Kavuma brought his highly impressive sextet to The Verdict’s monthly New Generation Jazz gig on the last Friday of October. Known as The Banger Factory, […]

1 September 2019

Album Review: Mark Kavuma – The Banger Factory

Mark Kavuma The Banger Factory (Ubuntu – UBU0028) The advance in jazz education, the demise of the jazz club and the increase in public funding has changed the shape of career progression for many contemporary UK jazz musicians; the days of learning from ones’ peers on the bandstand, through a series of club residencies, have […]

1 August 2018

Live Review: Mark Kavuma at The Verdict

Mark Kavuma & ‘The Banger Factory’ The Verdict, Brighton Friday 20th July, 2018       New Generation Jazz have had a consistently excellent programme of presenting up and coming musicians on the current jazz scene and Mark Kavuma’s band were no exception. Performing original material from the young trumpeter’s debut album, Kavuma, the band displayed […]

1 July 2018

Album Review: Mark Kavuma – Kavuma

Mark Kavuma Kavuma (UBUNTU – UBU0007)       As the rising generation of young British jazz musicians continues to attract the attention of the wider world, Mark Kavuma arrives to add his voice to the chorus with this debut release. It features many of the stalwarts of London’s late-night blowing scene; closing track The Church […]

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