© 2019 by Ian McDowell

photography by Elle Halley

The Seven

- and the Jazz Adventure. 

 

Mike Wilson formed the Band in 2018 partly for the selfish reason of wanting an ensemble to perform and enjoy a particular type of repertoire, and partly with the clear intent of aiming to actively share music in the jazz idiom with audiences and listeners who are far too often ignored by the jazz world.

 

Brighton and the South Coast is well known for jazz of the highest quality, and is home to many top musicians. This band contains the cream of the crop! Individually, the musicians – all fully professional – have demanding musical careers both locally and further afield.

 

‘The Seven’ play in a melodic and accessible style, which has at its heart the aim of pleasing the ear. Every performance is introduced by Mike in a thoroughly inclusive and humorous way, so that the audience has every best opportunity of joining with us in our ‘Jazz adventure’.