Doors at 7.30pm, music from 8pm. “Chris Coull and the Rebirth Octet’s rendition of Miles Davis’ 1957 album ‘Birth of the Cool’ is far from just a note-for-note recreation.” Ivan Hewett – Daily Telegraph. The Rebirth Octet was formed in 2021 by Brighton based musician Chris Coull. Taking the original 78rpm compositions by Miles, Gill… Read More »The Rebirth Octet play the music of Miles Davis’ “The Birth Of The Cool”
Doors at 5.30pm, Music from 6pm-8pm. Born in Newport Beach, California, in 1958, guitarist Howard Alden was quickly recognized and sought-out for appearances and recordings with such artists as Joe Bushkin, Ruby Braff, Joe Williams, Warren Vache` and Woody Herman. He has been a Concord Jazz recording artist since the late ’80s where his prolific… Read More »Jazz At St Andrews; HOWARD ALDEN / GEOFF SIMPKINS TRIO
Doors at 5.30pm, Music from 6pm-8pm. Chris returns with his own group, with some of his favourite large group ensemble playing from Miles Davis plus a few additions from the likes of Freddie Hubbard et al. With some newly arranged material from such legendary albums as “Porgy and Bess” and “Kind of Blue” this promises… Read More »Jazz At St Andrews; The Chris Coull Big Band play the music of Miles Davis, and more!
Doors at 5.30pm, Music from 6pm-8pm. This long established octet has always been a show-case for Alan’s arranging and composing skills. The music is swinging and accessible, although serious in intent and, as always, is presented with humour, peppered with anecdotes.8 of the UK’s finest; Bruce Adams trumpet, flugel horn , Mark Nightingale trombone, Alan… Read More »Jazz At St Andrews; Alan Barnes Octet
Doors at 7.30pm, music from 8pm This fantastic big band, based in Sussex, UK, performs works by the masters of big band music, (Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Stan Kenton and even some Glenn Miller). They also play the finest jazz, swing, funk and latin arrangements by contemporary writers living in Sussex and beyond. Brighton Jazz… Read More »SWING DINNER DANCE SPECIAL WITH THE BRIGHTON JAZZ MAFIA BIG BAND
Doors at 7.30pm, Music from 8pm. Join us for a festive feast of swing and jazz with a group playing Christmas songs from Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald and many other yuletide classics. With your host, Chris Coull (trumpet) and featuring Josephine Davies (Sax), Terry Seabrook (piano) and Angus Bishop (drums) or Cash / Card… Read More »CHRISTMAS SPECIAL AT WAGNER HALL
Doors at 7.30pm, music from 8pm Alan Barnes and David Newton have been playing duets together for over 40 years. These multi award-winners cover a vast repertoire from Louis Armstrong to Chick Corea and play with an empathy that can only come with long experience. The emphasis, as always, is on swinging, accessibility and interplay.… Read More »Alan Barnes / David Newton
Trumpeter and band leader Chris Coull leads his octet full of inspired be-bopper shining in every position. From UK horn stars Andy Panayi (reeds) and Gabriel Garrick (trumpet) to the hard swinging rhythm section of Peter Cater (drums) Terry Seabrook (piano) and Dan Sheppard on bass the swash buckling style let’s fly with aplomb. The… Read More »The Chris Coull Big Band’s tribute to Duke Ellington at Ropetackle Arts Centre.