Preview: Brighton Alternative Jazz Festival
Brighton Alternative Jazz Festival debuts this September, offering something different from mainstream festivals that promise jazz but fail to deliver
The Brighton Alternative Jazz Festival, directed by jazz journalist Daniel Spicer, comes to the Old Market in Hove, on Friday 11 September and Saturday 12 September. The festival - describing itself as "the alternative to mainstream, commercial festivals that promise jazz but deliver watered down soul, pop funk and R'n'B" - features a line-up of top international artists from the "deep jazz" scene.
The debut Brighton Alternative Jazz Festival features the following acts:
Sarah Gail Brand Sextet - the trombonist (pictured left by Tony Wagstaff) will be joined by pianist Liam Noble and drummer Mark Sanders
William Parker/Hamid Drake/John Dikema
Kiermyer-Birchall Transcension - this year's special commission
Mette Rasmussen & Steve Noble
West Hill Blast Quartet - a Brighton band featuring festival director Daniel Spicer with special guest, cellist Verity Spott
Yana - drummer Josh Blackmore, bassist Dave Kane and vibraphonist Corey Mwamba
The Friday session runs from 7.00pm to 11.00pm: the Saturday session runs from 4.00pm to 11.00 pm.
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