Tag: Mr. Bongo

1 May 2019

Jazz News (May 2019)

Love Supreme Line Up Announcement Love Supreme Festival have announced more artists to their line up, with The Cinematic Orchestra joining headliners Ms. Lauryn Hill and Gladys Knight. The Cinematic Orchestra have released their first album in 12 years,┬áTo Believe, on the Ninja Tune label. The line up for The Bandstand and Friday night’s Arena […]

1 December 2018

Live Review: Ezra Collective at Patterns

Ezra Collective Patterns, Brighton Wednesday 14th November, 2018   “This is about joy and happiness and celebrating everything that’s good” proclaims Femi Koleoso. “There’s no boundaries to how you express yourself – dance, shout, be mad quiet and stare – but let’s lose the barriers, we ain’t superstars or nothing”. He’s talking about the crash […]

1 November 2018

Live Review: Joe Armon-Jones at Patterns

Joe Armon-Jones Patterns, Brighton Wednesday 10th October, 2018   The new London jazz scene, recently featured in the New York Times, is all about the live experience and this is something that Mr. Bongo is bringing to Patterns in Brighton over the next few months. Ezra Collective’s pianist Joe Armon-Jones, on his return to Brighton, […]

1 October 2018

Joe Armon-Jones Interview

SJM editor Charlie Anderson caught up with Ezra Collective keys player Joe Armon-Jones after the release of his solo debut, Starting Today.   What do you get from playing music, as an experience, that you don’t get from doing anything else? I get a feeling of connection to other people through improvised music that I […]

1 June 2018

Live Review: Joe Armon-Jones at The Eagle, Brighton

Joe Armon-Jones The Eagle, Brighton  Friday 18th May, 2018        Mr. Bongo presented an afternoon of live music at The Eagle pub, the highlight of which was an astonishing performance by young pianist Joe Armon-Jones.     Throughout, Armon-Jones conveyed a freshness and honesty that typifies the current new generation scene. Opening with a relaxed […]

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