Tag Archive: Jazz @ 5

Mar 22

Greeting the first day of spring with Jazz @ 5

Yesterday was apparently the first day of spring, and what better way to herald the change into the new season with the first Jazz @ 5 on the Gulbenkian Theatre’s foyer stage. Featuring the robust pianistic skills of second-year Economic student, Niji Adeleye, and saxophonist with the Concert and Big Bands, Tim Pickering, both of …

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Mar 19

All that Jazz: Jazz @ 5 this Wednesday

The ever-popular Jazz @ 5 series returns for a one-off special this Wednesday, on the Gulbenkian Theatre’s foyer stage.  University musicians will gather at 5pm to provide an informal gig, including jazz standards, showtunes and songs. Appearing at the gig will be Jazz @ 5 regulars Andrew Kitchin (guitar), Steph Richardson and Jo Gray (voice), …

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Jan 12

New concert diary now online

Iluminated letter L

Looking at the new concert diary over the next four months, I think it’s fair to say this is one of the busiest I’ve seen here at the University. Events kick off in a few week’s time with the award-winning St James Quintet opening the Lunchtime Concert series for the term with an eclectic programme …

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May 20

Was It Good For You: Siobhan Harper

Continuing the series profiling musical alumni of the University of Kent. This week, Siobhan Harper. —- When were you at Kent? I was at Kent from September 2006 until July 2009. What subject did you study? English Literature and Film Studies. What occupation are you now engaged in? I’m doing a Masters degree in English …

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Mar 30

All that jazz…

Congratulations to all the performers who brought the term’s jazz-making to a fine conclusion this evening, in the last of the current season of Jazz @ 5 gigs. A packed audience in the Gulbenkian Foyer gave an enthusiastic and supportive reception to all the players, and were clearly enjoying themselves at the end of the …

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Jan 06

In the picture: Jazz @ 5 photos

And a belated Happy New Year! With various technical issues resolved, it’s back to work, and we start the new blog-year with an album of photos from the last Jazz @ 5 in December – the snow-and-ice-ridden gig that defied the weather to go ahead. There’s lots of musical events to look forward to in …

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Dec 02

The weather outside is frightful…a seasonal Jazz @ 5

Jazz @ 5

Snow ? Ice ? Freezing temperatures ? Events being cancelled at the fall of a flake ? Jazz @ 5 laughs at such things! With temperatures plummeting and snow and ice everywhere, the last Jazz @ 5 of the term warmed a suitably appreciative audience on Wednesday night, with a sprinkling of jazz-infused carols and …

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Nov 04

The shape of jazz to come: Jazz @ 5 season gets underway

Lena Younes

What a way to launch this year’s Jazz @ 5 season. A lively Gulbenkian Theatre foyer was abuzz with anticipation on Wednesday evening, in expectation of the first gig in the new season. Regulars Will Rathbone (sax) and Andrew Kitchin (guitar) fronted the band, with Dan Harding on piano and Sophie Meikle on bass – …

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Jul 09

Was It Good For You: Suzannah Lipmann.

Suzannah Lipmann

A series profiling musical alumni of the University of Kent. This week, Suzannah Lipmann. —————- When were you at Kent ? 2005 – 2009 What subject did you study ? Social Anthropology with a Year in Japan What occupation are you now engaged in ? I am a Minor-Metals trader. If music is not your …

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Apr 30

A very good year:Jazz @ 5.

Dina Watten

So, the Jazz @ 5 season has drawn to a close. Now into its second year, the regular Wednesday showcase for jazz-loving Scholars, staff and students has really found its dancing feet. Set up by Dan Harding when he started in 2008 as a foil for the large-scale music-making of the University Big Band (as well as …

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