Tag: Preview

1 March 2020

Preview: Moses Boyd at Patterns

Drummer Moses Boyd won his first MOBO award in 2015 as part of the duo Binker & Moses following their impressive debut album, Dem Ones. More awards followed in 2016 as Binker & Moses won two Jazz FM awards for Breakthrough Act and Best UK Jazz Act, and Best Newcomer at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards. […]

21 October 2019

Preview: Offie Mag Presents PYJÆN and Tina Edwards at Patterns

The band PYJÆN have their origins at Sussex’s Brainchild festival where trumpeter Dylan Jones ordered a cup of coffee. The subsequent misspelling of his name on the coffee cup, PYJÆN, gave him the idea for the name of a new band he had formed with fellow students on the jazz course at Trinity Laban. The […]

16 October 2019

Preview: Skinny Pelembe at Patterns

In May this year guitarist, singer and composer Skinny Pelembe released his new album Dreaming Is Dead Now on the Brownswood label. The multi-talented musician was born in Johannesburg, but grew up in Doncaster and has been part of the new generation of artists to benefit from Gilles Peterson’s Future Bubblers development programme. His unique […]

24 September 2019

Preview: Offie Mag at Patterns with Chloe Bodur, Yadasofi and Ebi Soda

Brighton’s Offie Mag have taken over the jazz club at Patterns for a few months, beginning on Thursday 29th September with a trio of promising talent.   Singer-songwriter Chloé Bodur was born and raised in North West London but moved to Brighton a few years ago to study music. Shortly after her first performance she […]

1 October 2018

Preview: Brighton Alternative Jazz Festival

SJM editor Charlie Anderson preview the Brighton Alternative Jazz Festival, 2018. Brighton Alternative Jazz Festival returns this year with a programme of varied music that embraces free jazz, minimalism and contemporary jazz at four different venues across Brighton. The festival begins on 4th October at The Verdict with a performance by British saxophonist Trevor Watts, […]

1 June 2017

Love Supreme Preview

    The Love Supreme Festival now reaches its fifth year with big name jazz legends Herbie Hancock and George Benson topping a bill which also sees soul group The Jacksons and singer Corinne Bailey Rae performing on the Main Stage.     Jazz legend Herbie Hancock became famous in the 1960s performing with Miles Davis, as […]

1 October 2015

Oxjam Brighton Takeover: Jazz Stage At The Verdict

    The Oxjam Festival returns to Brighton this year on Saturday 17th October. The Verdict will once again be hosting the Jazz Stage, which this year is curated by Sussex Jazz Magazine.     The line up includes a wide variety of jazz artists, showing off the diversity of the local jazz scene in Sussex.    […]

1 October 2015

New Generation Jazz at The Verdict

With three major new jazz festivals, a new purpose-built jazz club, top-class big bands, a thriving jazz school and a wealth of grassroots players and gigs, jazz has never been stronger or better represented in the Brighton area. Yet it can still be hard for new acts to break through to connect with audiences outside […]

1 October 2015


Hosted by Terry Seabrook on keys with various featured guests and sidemen. Free admission (collection taken towards running expenses). Great beers and top nosh. The Snowdrop Inn, 119 South St, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2BU Tel:01273 471018   Monday 5th October Geoff Simkins with Terry Seabrook, piano; Nigel Thomas, bass; Milo Fell, drums.      […]

1 July 2015

Preview: The Nightingale Room in Brighton

  Jazz at Brighton’s Newest Venue : The Nightingale Room The Nightingale Room is located on the first floor of the Grand Central pub, right across the road from Brighton station at the bottom of Surrey Street. So close to the town’s main transport hub, it’s an easy place to reach from all directions. It […]

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