Thu 04 Oct
Jazz in the UK is alive and kicking, with Brighton hosting talent from across the country through notable spots like The Verdict, Love Supreme and the recent JAZZ RE:FEST at Brighton Dome. Having seen once local acts like Vels Trio and Footshooter flock the roost and head to London, we thought it was about time we gave people a more defined platform to showcase their talent, in comes ‘Jazz Club’ at Patterns, a new series of events for our ground floor bar.
Each string of events will be curated by a label, artist or collective of creatives akin to the scene, and for the first one who better to ask than Mr Bongo. The Brighton based independent record label will be be curating three events in the bar between Oct and the end of the year. Each event will feature an up and coming live act with DJ support from the hosts. For the first edition of Jazz Club, Mr Bongo invite one of the most prodigious musicians in the new wave of jazz, Joe Armon-Jones.
Joe Armon-Jones, Ezra Collective co-founder and talented keys player, is taking the London Jazz scene by storm with his combination of traditional Jazz, Hip-Hop and Dub flows. Growing up in a musical household, combined with a many-sided musical education, has led Joe Armon-Jones to where is now. Learning piano from a young age, important early discoveries included Chick Corea and Weather Report. Later, discovering hip-hop would put those discoveries in a bigger context: colliding virtuoso playing with beat-splicing methodology, it’s a clash of cultures that remains influential. Though he grew up with Chick Corea and Weather Report, you get the impression Armon-Jones finds no one as inspiring as his peers.
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