Friday, 27 September 2013

Weekly News Round-Up

Usually we look outward and highlight some of the goings on of the jazz community at large in this round-up. However, this week was awash with news closer to home so let's catch up of some of that...

Seven Jazz have announced their autumn programme of evening gigs this week and it's looking good! Beats & Pieces Big Band, Alan Barnes/Bruce Adams, Impossible Gentlemen, Jerry Bergonzi (Bergonzi and Impossible Gentlemen will also hold an afternoon workshop on the day of their gigs), Art Themen and Dave Newton, and Ronnie Bottomley's Jazz Orchestra featuring Lee Gibson. Full information HERE.

Jazz North are on the look-out for people to join their board.  They want people will expertise and experience in the following areas - Jazz Practitioner, Fundraising (public and private sector), Finance, Music Education and Digital Technologies. All the information you need can be found HERE.

LCoM Jazz graduate Adam Taylor has started a new weekly jazz night, Spires Jazz Club and his first gig featured Adam Waldmann (Kairos 4tet) aside Adam himself (guitar) and fellow LCoM graduates Tom Wheatley (bass) and Jay Davis (drums). Alyn Shipton was there and a review of the gig was published on LondonJazz HERE. Future gigs include Tori Freestone (30th Sept), Harry Pope (7th Oct) and Martin Speake (21st Oct)

Another piece of news concerning an LCoM jazz graduate. A few weeks ago we ran an article on drummer Geordan Reid-Campbell's new record release on BoomBetter Records. Now, another of Geordan's bands - The Hics - have had a song of theirs featured on the new Grand Theft Auto V game. Players can find the song, Cold Air, on the radio station Worldwide FM (DJ - Gilles Peterson)

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