Company: The Songs of Bob Dylan & Leonard Cohen
Venue: Komedia Studio
20-21 May 20:00 £13 (£11) [2hrs]Plus booking fee
In this new collection by the leading interpreter of song and worldwide acclaimed performer of Bob Dylan's work; Jungr brings together her hardest hitting set to date of these two great music icons, featuring their political and philosophical songs in her trademark contemporary arrangements. "This is a performer at the peak of her career who has been acknowledged worldwide" (Time Out)"On stage she's a lioness" (The Sydney Morning Herald)
Company: Blue Cafe Jazz
Venue: Brighton Unitarian Church
31 May 20:30 £10 (£8) [2hrs]Plus booking fee
Singer/harpist Magdalena Reising is back with her unique blend of jazz/folk fusion with her international Blue Cafe Jazz Ensemble. Tonight will be material also from her latest album 'All About Love' featuring Shane Hill on guitar. The brilliant Terry Seabrook is on piano and Steve Thompson on double-bass. "Glorious, subtle, magic, power" ***** (New York Review), "...timeless and magical..." ***** (Three Weeks Magazine), "A musical spirit lifter" *** (The Latest Magazine) Book early !!
Company: Edana Minghella Jazz
Venue: The Brunswick
18 May 20:00 £12 (£10) [3hrs]Plus booking fee
Edana Minghella, one of Brighton’s best loved jazz vocalists, plays tribute to the queen of jazz, Billie Holiday, in this special show. Edana and her fabulous quintet celebrate Lady Day’s emotional and distinctive take on jazz standards, from heartfelt blues ('God Bless The Child') to signature ballads ('Don’t Explain') to sassy swing ('All Or Nothing At All'). For diva lovers everywhere! With Sarah Bolter (sax), Pete Maxfield (bass), Mick Smith (keys), John Eyden (drums).
Company: Peter Joannou
Venue: Peter Joannou Male Grooming
2, 14, 21, 28 May 18:30, 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 May 18:00, 4, 11, 18, 25 May, 1 June 17:00 Free, non-ticketed [1hr30mins]
Brighton's Window is a unique platform for vocalists, pianists and great musicians. From the arched window and even on the lane Peter Joannou, Brighton's Singing Barber (as heard on BBC Sussex radio and seen in The Argus paper) begins the show singing songs from The Ultimate American Songbook. Peter will introduce new talented vocalists and musicians who will give you a preview of their shows. Brighton's Window is free. Please give whatever you can in our buckets for Cancer Research UK and for the performers.
Company: Eliza Skelton and Friends
Venue: Brighton Spiegeltent
5 May 21:00 £10 (£8) [2hrs]Plus booking fee
Eliza Skelton is one of the finest of Brighton’s many wonderful songstresses. Come along to a very special evening in a genre-spanning eclectic mix of Eliza’s own unique material, medieval madrigals, British folk and interpretations of the songs of Jacques Brel. Special guests include the legendary Jane Bom-Bane, the Silver Swans, guitarist Paul Simmons and The Rowan Trio, Oddfellows Casino plus a rare appearance by The Desperate Ones.
Company: The Forgotten Fairground Project
Venue: St Mary's Church
28-31 May 20:00 £8 (£5) [2hrs]Plus booking fee
How many adults can honestly say that they create, play and amuse themselves with as strong imaginative forces as they did when they were children? Meet Annabel, a young girl with a vivid imagination. Experience her love of childhood and the pressures she feels to grow up. This theatrical piece of live music and dance is performed by nine musicians and three dancers of contrasting styles. It combines original composition and choreography with improvisation, making every performance unique.
Company: Funk the Format
Venue: Big Beach Cafe
Category: Kids and Youth
1 June 11:00 £12.50, (Under 12's £6.50; Family Ticket £35) [8hrs]Plus booking fee
8 hours of funky fun for all the family! Keep the kids happy and the grownups smiling at this seaside festival. Kids Zone: Sky Full of Stories interactive storytelling, kids yoga, balloon-making, face-painting. Live Music: The Muppets' Rowlf The Dog (piano), Rhythm of the 90s (live 90s dance covers), Bloco Branco (live samba funk), King Tafari Love (reggae soundsystem), Gyratory Allstars (live p-funk), Elle J Small. *** (Radio Reverb). Scrumptious nosh and drinks from The Big Beach Café.
Company: Herbie Flowers and Guests
17 May 14:30 £8 (£2 Under 16's) [2hrs30mins]Plus booking fee
A dress-up sing-along celebration of everyone’s favourite musicals. Featuring Shoreham-Singers-By-Sea and The Ditchling Sympathy Orchestra. Lyric sheets – fabulous prizes – maybe a little bit of dancing if there’s room. Dressing up welcomed!Wizard of Oz, Sound of Music, West Side Story, Mama Mia, Oklahoma, Grease, South Pacific.
Company: Herbie Flowers
4, 11, 18, 25 May, 1 June 11:00 £10 [2hrs]Plus booking fee
Start your Sunday in style. Come along and enjoy the extraordinary talent of some of the UK’s best jazz musicians. Herbie is one of the most respected and accomplished bass players in the UK. His music career spans six decades and he has worked with many of the biggest names in the music business including Sir Paul McCartney, David Bowie, Lou Reed, Sir Elton John, David Essex, Marc Bolan and Dusty Springfield amongst many others.
Company: Alex Horne
Venue: Komedia - Main Space
7 May 20:00 £17.50 [2hrs]Plus booking fee
The first band to ever host 'Never Mind The Buzzcocks' (BBC 2) will be rolling into town with a barnstorming show, providing top-notch musical mayhem for the night. Led by the brilliant comedian and star of '8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown' (Channel 4), Alex Horne, expect this to be a one-off chance to see an unforgettable show!“We can’t recommend The Horne Section highly enough – it’s simply the best late-night show at the [Edinburgh Fringe Festival] and a gigantic heap of fun” (Time Out)
Company: Max Gorman
Venue: Friends' Meeting House
28 May 20:00 £5 [1hr]Plus booking fee
Piano: Max Gorman. Songs of the high Romantic Tradition for times that are low. By Rodgers and Hart, Gershwin, Cole Porter, Dorothy Fields and Jerome Kern.
Company: The John Lake Trio with Phil Paton
21 May 19:30 £10 (£8) [2hrs30mins]Plus booking fee
The Brighton based John Lake Trio will be performing an evening of original melodic modern jazz composed by John Lake along with some covers of modern standards from bands such as Yellowjackets, EST and Hiromi. They will be joined by Phil Paton on sax.
Company: The Brunswick
6, 13, 20, 27 May 20:30 Free, non-ticketed [2hrs30mins]
Brighton's premier Jazz Jam. The Brunswick's professional house band lead the way for gifted amateurs and regular unannounced world class soloists to come down and get on stage. With candlelit tables and soft lighting creating an old jazz club atmosphere.
Company: From the Feet Up
Venue: Green Door Store
16 May 19:30 £6.50 (£6) [3hrs]Plus booking fee
Energetic, dynamic and refreshingly unique, King Porter Stomp celebrate the release of their new single ‘pocketfulofrocketfuel’ with an intimate and very special performance. With afro funk horn lines, dub reggae rhythms, harmonious hooks and trademark fast paced rhymes, KPS will be showcasing their most accomplished material to date. With great universal appeal and a plethora of blistering new tracks, expect an all encompassing and vibrant live show that will entertain, enliven and enlighten!
Company: Sussex Jazz Orchestra
Venue: The Round Georges
4, 25 May 18:00 Free, non-ticketed [2hrs]
One of Brighton’s best kept secrets, the SJO is a twenty strong jazz big band conducted by Mark Bassey. The music played by the SJO is not the usual range of big band standards, but the audience is sure to pick out familiar tunes.
Company: Movin' Melvin Brown
Venue: The Old Market
8-10 May 20:00 £15 (£13) [1hr30mins]Plus booking fee
'Best Music show' nominee Adelaide 2013. Multi-award entertainer Movin' Melvin presents a musical journey of Ray Charles and his contemporaries... Nat King Cole, Sam Cooke, Lloyd Price, Percy Mayfield... through song, dance, tap, comedy and stories... "Exceptional" *****(Scotsman). "Songs that never sounded better, even by Ray Charles standards!" ****(List).
Company: Brighton Beam Productions
Venue: The Dukebox Theatre
3, 6 May 20:15 4, 11, 25 May, 1 June 17:30 £8 [1hr]
No under 18's allowed in the venue after 8pmPlus booking fee
Billie Holiday and saxophonist Lester Young played and recorded such achingly beautiful music together it was impossible for many to believe they were not lovers. This magical story tells the untold tale of their romance through some of their own words and the songs they recorded together. Friends? Soulmates? Lovers? The answers are in their music. Sold out Brighton Fringe 2013!
Company: Ronnie Rialto: Lounge Singer
Venue: Cubar: Chill-Out Lounge Bar
10, 24 May 15:00 17, 31 May 21:00 Free, non-ticketed [2hrs]
Ronnie Rialto, Lounge Singer Extraordinaire, entertains at the Cubar Chill-Out Lounge Bar in Preston Street, Brighton. 10 & 24 May: Cheese & Wine/Afternoon Tea events. Saturday 17 & 31 May: Cocktails - 2 for £7.
11 May 17:00 24 May 13:30 £9 (£7) [1hr]Plus booking fee
"Call my name, and boldly wait a while. Seven years will pass, from tide to tide and moon to moon."Two creatures from opposite worlds exchange stories and songs from their own lives and those around them. Perpetually drifting between water and earth, a little at home in each place and always longing for the other.Sealionwoman, a musical outfit who combine haunting vocals, effected contrabass and percussion, present 'Selkie', a theatrical project of dance, vision and sound.
Company: Simply Soweto Encha
Venue: The Warren at St Paul's Church
24-26 May 18:30 £10 (£8.50, £30 Family Ticket) [1hr]Plus booking fee
Fresh, unpredictable, vibrant music and dance fusion of soul, jazz, doo-wop and R’n’B both in African and popular styles presented by a five-piece a cappella group, formerly known as Africa Entsha. The holders of 2013 Brighton Fringe Best Performance title will be performing new material under Simply Soweto Encha. Be entertained, moved and inspired in Brighton again. Unmissable.