Jazz

Bernstein in Chichester Festival

Various venues in Chichester

Until November

Chichester celebrates its unique relationship with West Side Story composer Leonard Bernstein (pictured above) with a festival marking his centenary and featuring stars including actors Patricia Routledge and Peter McEnery and the conductor Carl Davis. This year marks the centenary of the birth of Bernstein and this festival culminates in a special performance of his composition the Chichester Psalms at Chichester Cathedral by the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, which is conducted by Marin Alsop, who was taught and mentored by Bernstein. Bernstein himself was present at the world premiere of the Chichester Psalms at the Southern Cathedrals Festival in 1965. This festival, which has a programme of concerts, workshops, revues, jazz, talks, film shows, exhibitions and reunions, is part of a worldwide celebration of the 100th birthday of the composer, conductor, musician, cultural ambassador and humanitarian, who died aged 72 in 1990. Keeping Up Appearances star Patricia Routledge (pictured below with Howard Seckerson) will speak for the first time about her working relationship and valued personal friendship with Bernstein, while actor Peter McEnery performs his one-man show Walter & Lenny, which he devised and is directed by his wife, the actress Julia St John. There will be a performance of Carl Davis’s Sing God A Simple Song, an original musical entertainment depicting seven aspects of Bernstein’s musical life. Picture of Leonard Bernstein: Paul de Hueck, courtesy of the Leonard Bernstein Office Inc. Picture of Carl Davis, below right: Jasper Fry.

Read our feature on the Bernstein in Chichester Festival.

Email info@bernsteininchichester.com or visit bernsteininchichester.uk.

 

 


Jazz Re:Fest

Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton

Sunday July 22, 12noon-7pm

Tickets £7.50/u16s free

Jazz Re:Fest is an annual one-day festival celebrating jazz and jazz-inspired music and culture, produced by Jazz re:freshed. It showcases the diverse, colourful, expressive and creative world of jazz music and alternative culture, featuring live performances from more than 60 musicians, artists & DJs including Vels Trio, Daniel Casimir, SEED, Yussef Dayes, Noya Rao, Blue Lab Beats, Ruby Rushton and more to be announced. 

Phone 01273 709709 or visit brightondome.org.


Jazz Cafe: featuring Roger Beaujolais

Pavilion Cafe Bar, Pavilion Theatre, Marine Parade, Worthing

Friday August 3, 8pm

Tickets £9

Vibraphone player Roger Beaujolais (pictured) co-founded The Chevalier Brothers in the 1980s and was an acid jazz artist in the 1990s with his bands The Beaujolais Band & Vibraphonic. He has also played on many sessions for artists including Robert Plant, Roni Size, Duffy, Rumer, Alexander O’Neal, Ed Motta, Paul Weller, Tony Allen, Omara Portuondo, Morrissey and Fairground Attraction.

Phone 01903 206206 or visit worthingtheatres.co.uk.


Jazz Breakfast with Mike Hatchard

Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea

Sunday August 5, 11am

Tickets £10

Pianist Mike Hatchard teams up with trombonist and vocalist Chris Dean, the leader of the Syd Lawrence Orchestra, whose track record includes Sinatra, Ella and McCartney.

Phone 01273 464440 or visit ropetacklecentre.co.uk.


Darius Brubeck Plays Bernstein

The Pallant Suite, 7 South Pallant, Chichester

Friday September 7, 7.30pm-10pm

Tickets: prices to be confirmed

In 1959, the Dave Brubeck Quartet performed at the Carnegie Hall with the New York Philharmonic conducted by Leonard Bernstein, a concert that was broadcast on the radio. As part of the Bernstein In Chichester Festival marking the centenary of the birth of the West Side Story composer, Dave Brubeck’s son Darius fondly recalls the friendship between the two musicians, as tonight the Darius Brubeck Quartet is welcomed by Chichester Jazz Club to play a special set that includes arrangements of some of Bernstein’s most celebrated music. Picture: Rob Blackham.

Read our feature on the Bernstein In Chichester Festival.

Phone 01243 816525 or visit thenovium.org/boxoffice, or phone 01243 862759 or email melissahauffe@aol.com.


Incognito

Concorde 2, Madeira Drive, Brighton

Saturday September 8, 7pm

Tickets £20

Jazz funk group Incognito, which formed 36 years ago, have had Top 10 hits and produced and collaborated with legendary artists from R&B icons and powerhouse vocalists to contemporary jazz musicians to international multi-instrumentalists and songwriters, including George Benson, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Philip Bailey, Jocelyn Brown, George Duke, Al Jarreau, Marcus Miller, Paul Weller and Maxi Priest.

Phone 01273 673311 or visit concorde2.co.uk.


Javajam Trio featuring Sarah-Jane Hassell

The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley

Sunday September 23, 3pm

Tickets £15

Sarah-Jane Hassell has worked extensively in the West End including as the Mistress in Evita, Cosette in Les Miserables and Ellen in Miss Saigon. She brings a wealth of experience to her singing in this musical journey from Gershwin to Porter and Bacharach to Norah Jones. Roger Lewin is the pianist for the evening and Phil Brown plays sax and flute.

Phone 01293 553636 or visit parkwoodtheatres.co.uk.


JAVAJam Trio featuring Sarah-Jane Hassellin

Studio, The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley

Sunday September 23, 3pm

Tickets £15

Sarah-Jane Hassellin has worked extensively in the West End including as the Mistress in Evita, Cosette in Les Miserables and Ellen in Miss Saigon. She brings a wealth of experience to her singing in this musical journey from Gershwin to Porter and Bacharach to Norah Jones. Roger Lewin is the pianist for the evening and Phil Brown plays sax and flute.

Phone 01293 553636 or visit parkwoodtheatres.co.uk.


Jazz in the Round

St Mary in the Castle, 7 Pelham Crescent, Hastings

Friday, Saturday and Sunday September 28, 29 and 30

A new three-day festival at St Mary in the Castle is launched by The Cockpit and hosted by Jazz Fm’s Jez Nelson and Chris Phillips. Tickets and times to be announced. 

Phone 01424 715880 or visit stmaryinthecastle.co.uk.


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