Gigs of the week: Monday 13th – Sunday 19th May
As always, we have handpicked a selection of some of the best gigs on in Brighton and hove for you this week. Starting with classical mastery, moving through hip-hop to jazz and finishing with a funk and soul weekender, we hope that we have found something for everyone.
© Giles Peterson
Chilly Gonzales @ Brighton Dome, Monday 13th May
Grammy award-winning Canadian pianist and entertainer Chilly Gonzeles is sharing his love of piano with Brighton, with a performance that will take on best-selling pop songs. He has been described as ‘approaching the piano with classical training and the attitude of a rapper.’
Brighton Dome Concert Hall, 8 pm – 11 pm. Tickets £25. Church Street, BN1 1UE
Alfa Mist @ Concorde 2, Tuesday 14th May
Alfa started his music journey as a hip hop and grime producer where sample digging opened him up to a world of sound. He is now a self-taught pianist and accomplished producer, who incorporates traditional elements of both hip-hop and jazz, alongside a dollop of his own personality in his sound. Roots can be traced through Dilla and the Roots, back to Miles Davis and Avishai Cohen.
Concorde 2, 7.30 pm – 11 pm. Tickets £13 (+BF). Madeira Drive, BN2 1EN
Beccy Rork Trio @ The Paris House, Wednesday 15th May
Beccy began her musical journey playing tenor saxophone in blues, funk and soul bands before heading to Leeds College of Music, where she was introduced to the jazz greats. Whilst at university, she spent the summer months touring through France with the Moliendo Café Trio. When attempting to relocate to Bourdeaux nearly twenty years ago, Beccy ended up in Brighton were she now remains. Since, she has played at all over the UK, and has performed at Love Supreme, The South Coast Jazz Festival, Chidfest and the Brighton and Edinburgh Festivals.
The Paris House, 8 pm – 10 pm. 21 Western Road, BN3 1AF
Ensemble Variances @ All Saints Church, Thursday 16th May
Ensemble Variances, which was founded by Martiniquan-French composer and pianist Thierry Pécou, aims to link contemporary music to the environmental and humanitarian concerns of our time. As part of Brighton Festival he is bringing Outre Mémoire (Outside Memory) to All Saints Church. ‘By playing around the audience, the quartet creates a meditative, spiritually reflective piece that travels aurally’
All Saints Church, 8 pm – 9.30 pm. Tickets £20. Patcham, BN1 8.
The Soundcrash Funk & Soul Weekender @ Brighton Beach, Friday 17th – |Sunday 19th May
The Funk & Soul Weekender is back, bang in the middle of Brighton Beach. Expect soul, next level Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz and much more. Head down for a sunny day of dancing to top quality music. Summer is coming!
Brighton Beach, starting 12 pm Friday. Tickets are available here.