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Jazz South Spotlight is a new podcast series shining a light on outstanding jazz talent from the South of England. Over 6 episodes Kevin Le Gendre will be meeting six bands selected and commissioned by Jazz South to each write a new piece of music in 2020 as a reimagining of their original live performance programme. In each episode Kevin will be exploring the influences, inspirations and musical backgrounds of the bands and introducing their new music commission.

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Jazz South Spotlight is a new podcast series shining a light on outstanding jazz talent from the South of England. Over 6 episodes Kevin Le Gendre will be meeting six bands selected and commissioned by Jazz South to each write a new piece of music in 2020 as a reimagining of their original live performance programme. In each episode Kevin will be exploring the influences, inspirations and musical backgrounds of the bands and introducing their new music commission.

    Jazz South Spotlight on Sara Colman Band

    Jazz South Spotlight on Sara Colman Band

    In this episode of Jazz South Spotlight, Kevin Le Gendre speaks to vocalist and songwriter Sara Colman.

    • 22 min
    Jazz South Spotlight on Kate Westbrook and The Granite Band

    Jazz South Spotlight on Kate Westbrook and The Granite Band

    In this episode of Jazz South Spotlight, Kevin Le Gendre speaks to vocalist and band leader Kate Westbrook, of Kate Westbrook and The Granite Band.

    • 20 min
    Jazz South Spotlight on We Are Leif

    Jazz South Spotlight on We Are Leif

    In this episode of Jazz South Spotlight, Kevin Le Gendre speaks to vocalist and songwriter Louise Victoria from the Bristol-based quartet, We Are Leif.

    • 18 min
    Jazz South Spotlight on Hexagonal

    Jazz South Spotlight on Hexagonal

    In this episode of Jazz South Spotlight, Kevin Le Gendre speaks to tenor saxophonist and composer Grey Heath from the mighty sextet from Hastings, Hexagonal.

    • 20 min
    Jazz South Spotlight on Fourth Page

    Jazz South Spotlight on Fourth Page

    In this episode of Jazz South Spotlight, Kevin Le Gendre speaks to Fourth Page drummer Paul May. They discuss the band's entirely improvised approach to making music, what it was like making new music during these unprecedented times, the musical...

    • 20 min
    Jazz South Spotlight on Iain Ballamy Quartet

    Jazz South Spotlight on Iain Ballamy Quartet

    In the 1st episode of Jazz Spotlight, Kevin Le Gendre speaks to Iain Ballamy about his influences and inspirations. Plus, we get an introduction to the Iain Ballamy Quartet's new piece, Ivan, written during lockdown in 2020.

    • 13 min

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