Category: Jazz

Who is… Calista Kazuko?

Calista Kazuko

The first photo I saw of Calista was of her perched on the edge of a grand piano, surrounded by hip, young, beautiful things, legs seeming to stretch up beyond her hot pants to her armpits, head thrown back, knee bent up, as if crunched into the split second before unleashing an earth-splitting howl of laughter, or to knee anyone who dared dispute her place as Queen of LA that night in the face.

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Gig Review: Kai Hoffman at the 144 Club, by Anna Morell

  • Posted by Anna Morell
  • Jazz / Music
Kai Hoffman

I love jazz. A hep cat singing scat, a low-slung trumpet slurring over a double bass beat. It unhinges structure. It loosens up the hips and the mind. And it’s pretty hard to find in Medway at the moment outside of a Sunday afternoon in The Eagle. Which was why I was intrigued to be…

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The Rochester and North Kent Music and Drama Festival

What's On Where WOW Kent RNKFDF

Entry is now open for this wonderful annual event, celebrating amateur dramatics and all genres of music from across the area. Formerly known as the Medway Festival of Music, Speech and Drama, the event is in its 41st year and has expanded to include North Kent. It will take place at the Pilkington Building, University of…

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Gig review: S’Wonderful: Gershwin & Friends at Revelation St Mary’s, Ashford, 25 May 2016, by Anna Morell (5 stars)

Alice Zawadzki

When you have children, you lose a piece of yourself. Subsumed by the drip drip of little needs, adult interests can easily fall away. And so I have found myself inhabiting churches. A half-remembered way of finding my way back to myself. Not for god – I’m still resolutely unsure – but for music. Proper…

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