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Brighton Alternative Jazz Festival is back

The second instalment of the independent jazz fest is set to happen this September

This September, Brighton Alternative Jazz Festival returns for its second instalment. Run by The Wire’s Daniel Spicer, the festival offers “left-field improvisation and deep jazz for those in the know, and those keen to learn.” Acts announced include The Artifacts Trio featuring Nicole Mitchell, Tomeka Reid and Mike Reed, Ingrid Laubrock & Tom Rainey, Sophie Agnel, Steve Noble & John Edwards, Bourne Davis Kane with Paul Dunmall, Konstrukt with Alexander Hawkins, and more.

As with last year’s successful bid, the festival needs to raise £3000 to access funding promised by the Arts Council. An indiegogo campaign has been set up, with exclusive merchandise, early bird tickets and a chance to sit in the VIP area all among the items on offer. Plus, on 7 July Brighton The Verdict will host an evening of improv featuring Cath Roberts, Peter Marsh, Paul May, Ian Brighton, Seth Bennett, Anton Hunter, Tom Ward and In Threads, with all proceeds going towards the fest.

Brighton Alternative Jazz Festival will take place 9–11 September at The Old Market.