Off Licence Magazine are pretty darn pleased to announce their first jazz event, with Patterns and their Jazz Club letting Offie Mag curate a series of gigs in Brighton.
Aligning with our Jazz… in Brighton content that made it into ISSUE THREE, involving in-depth chats with Joe Armon-Jones and Tenderlonious, we are putting some Brightonian jazz acts on stage.
On Thursday, September 26th, all of Chloe Bodur, Yadasofi and Ebi Soda will be showing seaside jazz enthusiasts what they are all about, having been handpicked by Offie Mag for the opening night of the series.
Not that this lot need a helping hand. The London-Brighton singer and songwriter, Chloe Bodur, has just released a double-sided single to critical acclaim – and not just from us. Her poppy, soulful, samba-infused sounds have been played nationwide since Money is my Medicine was released this summer. Backed up by a talented band who have mesmerised Brighton crowds before, most notably The Haunt, it will be their first appearance at Patterns since supporting Yazmin Lacey there.
As for Yadasofi, their talented 19-year-old composer and drummer, Nadav, cites his love for Israeli jazz amongst their wonderful concoction of influences. Having supported Nubya Garcia and Joe Armon-Jones in the past 12 months, their stock is rising and rising fast. If these boys don’t make you shake a leg, then we’ll be watching from behind the merch stand in complete shock.
Finally, you have the self-proclaimed jazz misfits that are Ebi Soda. Also based in Brighton and London, there is a gritty, griminess to their sound, as displayed on their most recent and remarkable release, Bedroom Tapes. Rough and ready, the septet sit content on the outskirts of London’s trendy ‘UK Jazz’ scene… only a short Thameslink away, then.
Come and see this, basically. That’s the message here. Tickets are available here and are in high demand due to this being a hometown show of sorts for all involved. See you there.