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Blowing her own trumpet

Alexandra Ridout was crowned the winner of the BBC Young Musician Jazz Award 2016 at the age of 17. Despite her youth, she is a remarkably mature musician with her own quintet. You can hear her for yourself when she plays Jazz Hastings this Tuesday (10 April) with local musicians Simon Thorpe (bass) and John Donaldson (piano) and Darren Becket (drums). In order to encourage more young people to attend, tickets for under-18s and students are only £2 for this gig! HOT’s Esme Needham caught up with Alexandra to ask her about all that’s jazz…

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Blue Rumour…more than just hearsay!

HOT’s Sean O’Shea talks with the well-known and popular local musicians Paul Way-Rider and Angie Phillip (formerly of The Red Geraniums) about their most recent musical re-incarnation as a duo called Blue Rumour. Their launch gig, which will be at The Black Cat in St Leonards on Friday 8 December 2017 (9pm), is worth entering in your Christmas treats diary.

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NJE’s Afloat passes the road test

When drummer Simon Charterton isn’t championing the more challenging bands in town at Weird Sh*t nights, he’s playing music in a handful of bands including his super-group, Near Jazz Experience. This star-studded trio have just released a new album, Afloat. Erica Smith takes it for a spin up the A21.

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Hastings Fringe announces participating venues

The second Hastings Fringe Festival 2016 will take place from Tuesday 30 August until Sunday 4 September inclusive at a number of venues throughout Hastings and St Leonards.

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Free Stade jazz concert

For all open-air jazz fans, there’s a free concert coming up at The Stade featuring the music of Veryan Weston (keystation) and Trevor Watts saxes). If you were at the opening of the Observer Building, you will know what to expect.

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Dance at the Albion!

On Wednesday 3 February, the Albion is going back in time to showcase music and dance from the 1920s, 30s and 40s. HOT reporter Zoya Mathison laces up her dance shoes to find out more.

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New music night & art exhibition

Sean O ‘Shea reports on a new music night and art exhibition at the Gecko bar.

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John Etheridge/ JazzHastings

Sean O’Shea continues his initiation into the world of jazz by visiting East Hastings Sea Angling Association Social Club to hear a performance by the John Etheridge Trio organised by JazzHastings, Tuesday 3rd

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