Performance times at the Old Market:
Friday 9th September
10pm Bourne Davis Kane & Paul Dunmall
8.45pm Ingrid Laubrock & Tom Rainey
7.30pm Taco Bells & Pekka Airaksinen
Doors open at 6.45pm
Saturday 10th September
10pm Artifacts Trio
8.45pm Sophie Agnel / John Edwards / Steve Noble
7.30pm Konstrukt & Alexander Hawkins
6.15pm Anna Högberg Attack
5pm Sloth Racket
Doors open 4.15pm
Brighton improvisers’ all-dayer
On Sunday 11th September, the day after the main events at the Old Market, a bevy of Brighton-based improvisers, of all different stripes and persuasions, will be taking over The Verdict jazz club for the day, as the final part of Brighton Alternative Jazz Festival.
Performing on the day:
JULIAN NICHOLAS / BEN JONES / NIGEL THOMAS / MILO FELL
Ex-Loose Tubes saxophonist with Moog, bass and drums
JAMIE STURROCK / JAMES PARSONS / AL STRACHAN
Shakuhachi, drums and cornet fog
PLUM PYNE THORNTON TRIO
Voice, piano and drums
EDDIE MYERS 5TET
Hard-grooving jazz quintet
Solo double-bass explorations
LIZZY CAREY & ALICE ELDRIDGE
Feedback cello duo
Gnarly gobbets of sax, bass guitar and drums
Solo oud perambulations
RON CAINES / DAN SPICER / VERITY SPOTT
Saxophone, piano and cello
Doors open 3pm, with music till 11pm. All this for just £5.
After-party at the Bees Mouth!
We’re delighted to announce that the The Bees Mouth will, once again, be hosting the festival’s official after-party on both Friday 9th and Saturday 10th September. Late night-owls can expect live music and poetry from 11pm to 1am on both nights, hosted by Brighton-based poet and author, Ben Graham, just around the corner from festival venue, The Old Market. Worth staying up for.
Brighton Alternative Jazz Festival Fundraiser #2 – 20th August
We’re very excited to announce our second fundraising event at the Verdict jazz club, Edwards Street, Brighton on Saturday August 20th – an evening of cutting-edge improvisation, with all proceeds going towards funding the second annual Brighton Alternative Jazz Festival in September 2016. Featuring:
This very special collaboration teams two heavyweight American musicians for a one off performance in Brighton. Philidelphia-based saxophonist Knoel Scott has been a member of the Sun Ra Arkestra since 1979 and currently holds a key position in the long-running ensemble under the direction of Marshall Allen. Jair-Rohm Parker Wells is an innovative and tirelessly inventive free improvising bassist who has worked with Daniel Carter, Karl Berger and many others.
Quixotic, brilliant and unpredictable, pianist Matthew Bourne has gained a reputation as one of the most challenging and intelligent keyboard players in the UK. A long-time member of Bourne Davis Kane (who will be playing at Brighton Alternative Jazz Festival) he’s also a thrilling solo performer – as heard on his solo album ‘The Montauk Variations.’
Brighton’s West Hll Blast Quartet are Ron Caines on saxophone, Gus Garside on bass, Andy Pyne on drums and Dan Spicer on wind and percussion. Powerful free-jazz with a sincere connection to the source.
Thank you for your Indiegogo donations
Huge thanks to everyone who donated to the our Indiegogo appeal – and especially to Discus Music and Ayler Records for their generous support. We didn’t quite meet our target but the good news is that the festival will definitely still go ahead. We’re just too excited about this amazing line-up to let the opportunity pass.
Now’s the time to buy your tickets, help boost our coffers – and secure your seats for the UK’s most daring new jazz festival. Go here to buy your tickets today.
Urgent Indiegogo Appeal – help make the festival happen.
In order to make Brighton Alternative Jazz Festival 2016 a reality, we need to raise £3,000 to access funding promised to us by the Arts Council. The team at BAJF are already hard at work getting preparations underway, but, to get us up and running, we urgently need your help.
In return, you’ll get to be a patron of the festival, get exclusive merchandise, or even be lucky enough to sit in our VIP area. This year, you can also use your contribution to buy reduced-price early bird tickets for the festival, which will save you money and help bring the festival one step closer to happening.
If you can’t contribute you can still help us by sharing this campaign on social media, telling your friends and generally helping us get word out. Let’s do everything we can to make sure Brighton Alternative Jazz Festival is back to stay in 2016!
Brighton Alternative Jazz Festival Fundraiser #1
Thursday July 7th 2016, 8 PM
@ The Verdict Cafe & Bar
159 Edward Street, BN2 0JB Brighton
An evening of cutting-edge UK improvisation, with all proceeds going towards funding the second annual Brighton Alternative Jazz Festival in September 2016. Featuring:
Cath Roberts plays baritone sax with Sloth Racket and Ripsaw Catfish. For one night only, she joins Marsh and May, the bass and drums team behind psychdedlic trance-jazz outifit Woven Entity.
Emerging in the 1970s as an improvising guitarist in the Derek Bailey school, Ian Brighton has just returned from retirement to release his first new album in nearly 40 years. This will be a very special, impossibly rare, solo performance.
First ever public performance from the trio of double-bassist Seth Bennett (En Bas Quartet, Sloth Racket), electric guitarist Anton Hunter (Sloth Racket, Ripsaw Catfish, Beck Hunters) and saxophonist Tom Ward (Madwort).
Verity Spott (cello), James Parsons (drums) and Dan Spicer (wind, piano, percussion) sketch nippily abrupt spontaneous compositions.
All this for just £7 – and all in aid of Brighton Alternative Jazz Festival 2016. Do come.