Tag: Simon Spillett

30 June 2020

July Issue Free to Download

The July issue of Sussex Jazz Magazine is now available and free to download here: SJM July 2020   Our 102nd issue features the following: The cover features a photo of bassist Isobella Burnham by Pat Pascal. Column by Pat Pascal’s column talks about diversity in jazz, with photos of young black musicians to look […]

1 June 2020

June Issue Free to Download

The June issue of Sussex Jazz Magazine is now available and free to download here: SJM June 2020   Our 101st issue features the following: The cover features a painting of cellist Ayanna Witter-Johnson by artist Gina Southgate. Interview with trumpeter Avashai Cohen by SJM writer George Richardson. Columns by Simon Spillett and Gina Southgate. […]

1 March 2020

Column: Simon Spillett – BOOOOM!!!!!!!!!!

If the following doesn’t quite hang together in a completely cogent manner please forgive me. I’m suffering from too little sleep and rather more specifically from the kind of all over sense of relief that comes when something you’ve sweated over, obsessed about, and previously only considered the stuff of bucket lists and dreams finally […]

1 February 2020

Column: Simon Spillett – Mass Observation

Now here’s a market stall purchase I’m delighted to have made quite by chance earlier today. ‘The Observer’s Book of Jazz’, published in 1978 by Frederick Warne Ltd., was one of the first books I ever read on the music – perhaps even THE first, it’s hard to recall at this distance. Yet I remember […]

1 January 2020

Column: Simon Spillett – Sixty Not Out

So…where to begin? I was honoured to be among the sixty saxophonists chosen to close the Ronnie Scott’s 60th Anniversary concert at the Royal Albert Hall, a logistical feat that required – as Ronnie himself might have put it – ‘the cunning of a sewer rat and the timing of a Swiss watch.’ The bulk […]

5 November 2019

Sussex Jazz Magazine Welcomes New Columnist Simon Spillett

Sussex Jazz Magazine is pleased to welcome a new writer to our team. Simon Spillett will be contributing a monthly column to SJM, starting with the November issue.   Spillett is an acclaimed writer and saxophonist who has written for publications such as Jazz Journal and Jazzwise, as well as writing the biography Tubby Hayes […]

1 November 2019

Column: Simon Spillett – B Is For Brighton

There are some places that resonate with you, sometimes for reasons you can’t explain. They just do, and always have, almost instinctively in fact, as if they seem for whatever time you’re in them to be just the right spot on earth for you to be. Travelling around the UK as a working musician over […]

1 August 2019

Live Review: Love Supreme Festival 2019

Jazz writer George Richardson reviews his highlight of the 2019 Love Supreme Festival, Chick Corea’s Spanish Heart Band, with photos by Lisa Wormsley.   Love Supreme Festival: Chick Corea’s Spanish Heart Band The Big Top, Love Supreme Festival Saturday 6th July, 2019 A cloudy wet morning preceding the sunny Friday saw the start of 2019’s […]

1 February 2015

Simon Spillett Interview

On what would have been the 80th birthday of British jazz legend Tubby Hayes we talk to saxophonist and writer Simon Spillett about his upcoming gigs celebrating the music of Tubby, as well as his many other activities. Hi Simon, so you’re performing at The Verdict in Brighton on Friday 20th February, 2015. Tell us […]

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