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Jazz News (May 2020)

The Verdict Receives Crisis Grant Brighton’s The Verdict have received a crisis grant to help ensure its survival during the current coronavirus pandemic. The much-needed funds were confirmed in late April. Roxanne Checkley said, “I am immensely relieved and grateful, my thoughts are with the other 500+ venues that face potential closure in this crisis.”…

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Live Review: Jazz for Europe

Jazz for Europe The Brunswick, Hove Thursday 29th August, 2019 Organised by percussionist and Jazzwise editor-in-chief Jon Newey together with Terry Seabrook and Julian Nicholas, this was an evening that brought together a diverse range of musicians from the jazz community, united in their desire for a united Europe. The house band of saxophonist Julian…

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Live Review: Lorraine Baker’s Eden at The Brunswick

Lorraine Baker’s Eden The Brunswick, Hove Sunday 7th November, 2018   Lorraine Baker recorded one of the season’s freshest sounding releases with her Eden project, dedicated to exploring the unique legacy of maverick New Orleans drum supremo Ed Blackwell. As Blackwell was a relatively infrequent composer, she’s picked selections from the back catalogue of his…

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Live Review: Lou Beckerman at The Brunswick

Lou Beckerman The Brunswick, Hove Sunday 16th November 2014       Walking on stage performing the catchy bass riff that begins Lou Beckerman’s album Into the Blue, there was a palpable sense of intrigue and anticipation of what the audience were about to experience.     Highlights of the first set were a dreamy version of…

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Live Review: Tina May at The Brunswick

Tina May sings Antonio Carlos Jobim The Brunswick, Hove Sunday 27th April, 2014       Antonio Carlos Jobim wrote some of his biggest hits, such as Desafinado and The Girl From Ipanema more than half a century ago.  In the hands of master arranger Robin Blakeman his music still has a fresh sound.  So it…

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Live Review: Tonight at Noon at The Brunswick

Tonight At Noon with Tony Kofi The Brunswick, Hove Monday 5th May, 2014       On the same night that saw Snarky Puppy performing in Brighton, there was a small but appreciative audience to see this enthusiastic group of jazz musicians from Finland. Led by the driving drumming work of André Sumelius, the band drew…

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Heather Cairncross Interview

Sussex vocalist Heather Cairncross met up with editor Charlie Anderson at The Brunswick in Hove to talk about her experiences in jazz.   You recorded your first jazz album with acclaimed jazz pianist Dave Newton. How did that come about?     “I met Dave Newton at the Hare & Hounds in Worthing. I went along…