Tag: The Verdict

1 March 2019

Live Review: Alex Hitchcock Quintet at New Generation Jazz

New Generation Jazz: Alex Hitchcock Quintet The Verdict, Brighton Friday 18th January, 2019 This quintet, featuring saxophonist Alex Hitchcock and trumpeter James Copus, are a formidable frontline partnership. Both are members of Patchwork Jazz Orchestra, and bring a special chemistry to their performances with tight unison lines and an enviable musical telepathy. The quintet released […]

1 February 2019

Words…Roxanne Checkley

My childhood was characterised by car journeys. We moved a lot so I spent much of the time reading out facts from encyclopedias to my mum. ‘Muuuuuuum did you know..?’ On repeat for 3 hours. I also read Enid Blyton and Roald Dahl, I read lots as a small child. We lived in Ireland, Sheffield, […]

1 February 2019

Live Review: Tom Barford

New Generation Jazz: Tom Barford Quintet The Verdict, Brighton Friday 30th November, 2018 Saxophonist Tom Barford appeared at The Verdict as part of the New Generation Jazz series to promote his latest album, Bloomer, on Edition Records. They mixed tunes from the album with other original material, most notably from guitarist and composer Billy Marrows. They […]

1 February 2019

Live Review: Jonny Mansfield Elftet at The Verdict

New Generation Jazz: Jonny Mansfield Elftet The Verdict, Brighton Friday 7th December, 2018 Vibraphonist Jonny Mansfield, a graduate of the Royal Academy jazz course, and the most recent recipient of the Kenny Wheeler Prize, brought his ambitious eleven-piece project to Brighton, combining strings, brass and woodwind with vocals, guitar and vibraphone. They began with an […]

1 December 2018

Live Review: Binker Golding Band at The Verdict

New Generation Jazz: Binker Golding Band The Verdict, Brighton Friday 26th October, 2018   Saxophonist Binker Golding is probably best known for his duo work in Binker and Moses, as well as his sideman role with the likes of Zara McFarlane and Mr Jukes. Fronting his own band, he performed compositions from his forthcoming album Abstractions of […]

1 November 2018

Jazz News (Nov. 2018)

Charlie Anderson rounds up the latest jazz news.   Talented Portuguese guitarist and composer Vitor Pereira returns to The Verdict in Brighton on 17th November with a new album of material. He’s currently crowdfunding to raise money to tour the music around the UK. Also appearing at The Verdict this month are the Mark Cherrie […]

1 November 2018

Live Review: Fraser & The Alibis at The Verdict

Fraser and the Alibis New Generation Jazz at The Verdict, Brighton Friday 28th September, 2018   Fraser and the Alibis formed 10 years ago when they met on the jazz degree course at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.    This was not an album launch as planned, as the new album is still […]

1 October 2018

Binker Golding Interview

Interview conducted by Charlie Anderson.   Tell us about the Binker Golding Band. On piano is Joe Armon-Jones, on double bass is Dan Casimir and on drums is Sam Jones. They all appear on the album and it’s just the four of us on the whole thing. Generally, when we do live shows it’s that […]

1 October 2018

Live Review: Pete Hill Quintet at The Verdict

Pete Hill Quintet The Verdict, Brighton Friday 31st August, 2018   Drummer Pete Hill made a name for himself on the Brighton scene as an experienced, contemporary drummer and since moving to London he’s continued to develop both his playing and the variety of bands he performs with. Performing as part of the excellent New […]

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