Jazz South Radar Sessions | Robert Mitchell And Josephine Davies


Exclusive online premieres of new music from outstanding composers across the South

The opening broadcast features world premiere performances of new music from Josephine Davies, winner of the 2019 Parliamentary Jazz Awards ‘Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year’, and award-winning pianist Robert Mitchell.

Josephine Davies has written a new piece for an all-female trio (Josephine Davies – saxophone; Alcyona Mick – piano; Tamar Osborne – bass clarinet). Performing at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, the piece reflects her tumultuous experiences of the past year, strongly inspired by living by the sea and incorporating both the peacefulness and intense drama of the elements.

Robert Mitchell’s group Epiphany 3 (Robert Mitchell – piano; Tom Mason – bass; Saleem Raman – drums) will perform Robert’s new composition Good Trouble, Necessary Trouble, performed at Turner Sims Southampton, combining music and poetry in a tribute to the legendary US politician and civil rights leader John Lewis.

Watch the livestream here

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Launching on Thursday 19 November 2020, Jazz South Radar Sessions presents weekly livestream gigs at 7pm filmed in music venues and other surprise locations in the South of England, showcasing new work from a diverse line-up of ten outstanding jazz composers.

Each broadcast features a double bill, showcasing two new music premieres commissioned by Jazz South as part of Radar Commissions, alongside exclusive interviews with the composers talking to broadcaster and journalist Kevin Le Gendre (J-Z/Jazzwise/MusicWeek).