St Ives Jazz Club: St Ives Jazz Club Gigs, Oct - Dec 2007|
Posted Sep 28, 2007 - 07:18 PM
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Details of musicians appearing at St Ives Jazz Club between October & December follow (also added to gig list)...
ST IVES JAZZ CLUB at the WESTERN HOTEL Royal Square, St Ives
Doors open 8pm. Music 9pm-11.15pm
For more info, call 01736 798061 or 796082.
Tues 2 October
DYLAN HOWE QUINTET
Dylan Howe (dm), Chris Hill (db), Ross Stanley (pn),
Robbie Robson (tp), Steve Kaldestad (sx)
‘Fresh energetic jazz played with brio and luxuriant swing that makes it music of today.’ Andy Robson – Jazzwise.
‘A sharp young band breathing new life and inspiration into the hard bop idiom.’
The Observer Critic’s Choice
Tues 9 October
ALLISON NEALE with RALPH FREEMAN TRIO
A beautifully fluent and inventive player on both alto sax and flute, Allison plays in a strongly melodic ‘West Coast’ style reminiscent of her main influences, Paul Desmond and Art Pepper. Her album Melody Express, was named CD of the week by The Observer.
Tues 16 October
THE JAZZ GUITAR
PRESENTED BY PETE KUBRYK-TOWNSEND
featuring ALAN THOMPSON, MARTIN BOWIE, and OS GRINGOS
(Jon Fry & Matt Scott) supported by Pete on bass and Pete Ibbetson on drums.
We’re probably more familiar with Pete grooving over an upright bass, but he just happens to be an accomplished guitarist as well! Tonight he’ll be introducing and joining a few slick-fingered guests – individually and ensemble – for a night of jazz guitar styles ranging from bop to Brazilian.
Tues 23 October
AZHAAR SAFFAR(vo/vl) QUARTET
Joe Cavanagh (pn), Thad Kelly (db), Scott Hammond (dm)
Going beyond the Grappelli swing that has for so long defined the role of jazz violin, Azhaar is more influenced by post bop horn players like Wayne Shorter and Freddie Hubbard. With a modern jazz repertoire of originals and standards she fronts this outfit as both singer and violinist. ‘Engaging modern jazz violin with sweet but not saccharine vocals make the Azhaar Saffar Quartet one of the
most distinctive acts on the UK jazz scene’. BBC Radio Wales.
Tues 30 October
RALPH FREEMAN TRIO featuring ALAN BARNES & JONATHAN JOSEPH(dm)
with PETE KUBRYK-TOWNSEND (db)
Alan Barnes has been one of the stars of the British jazz scene for many years, finding recognition both here and on the other side of the Atlantic.
‘Whether on alto, baritone or tenor, Barnes' melodic sense bypasses the usual scale-running cliches that pepper the playing of lesser bop disciples ... assured, beautifully played jazz.’ Peter Marsh, BBC.
Jonathan Joseph is an extraordinarily talented drummer who has performed with a 'Who's Who' of internationally known artists including: Randy Brecker, Bill Evans, Stanley Turrentine, Al Jarreau, Pat Metheny, David Sanborn, Yellowjackets and Josef Zawinul.
Tues 6 November
JUTTA’S PARTY BAND
CHRIS GARRICK (vl), DAVE GORDON (pn),
PETE OXLEY (gt), OLI HAYHURST (db) RUSS MORGAN (dm)
JPB perform a fascinating mix of originals and contemporary standards, coloured and contoured by their widely diverse combined backgrounds. ‘The ingredients of a remarkable evening ... jazz with a real edge and that all important contrast ... tight and imaginative from the first number, playing the whole evening with intensity.’ Oxford Times.
‘Contemporary jazz is not often fun, but this band were one of the most entertaining Goring has had.’ Henley Standard
Tues 13 November
ANDRA SPARKS QUINTET
NICK WELDON (pn), RUSSELL VAN DEN BERG (sx),
TREVOR TOMKINS (dm), JEFF CLYNE (db)
Classically trained singer whose voice has been described as ‘ ... beautiful; in a process both complex and deceptively simple, she uses it to sing these songs as if she means them.’ The Irish Times. The five musicians come together to explore a wide range of wonderfully crafted standards and contemporary numbers. ‘This is a band, not just a first rate vocalist with backing, with every
member making a vital contribution to the presentation of the words and music – a collaboration of talent, respect and individuality.’
Tues 20 November
THEO TRAVIS’ DOUBLE TALK
THEO TRAVIS (sx/fl), MIKE OUTRAM (gt), PETE WHITTAKER (Hammond), ROY DODDS (dm)
Described by the BBC as, ‘One of the very best young tenor saxophonists of this or any other jazz generation in Britain’, Theo has appeared on over 75 albums and played at Ronnie Scott’s in London over 70 times. He has worked with Soft Machine Legacy, Robert Fripp, David Sylvian, Jim Mullen, Steven Wilson, John Etheridge, Gong and Michael Garrick. ‘Certainly one of the most intelligently accessible players around.’ Venue.
Tues 27 November
VIV RODD TRIO
with TRURO COLLEGE JAZZ DEGREE ENSEMBLE
plus very special guest
How lucky are we?!! An extra special evening is in store by way of a fizzing set from an outstanding student ensemble directed by Viv, followed by the trio accompanying the most respected female jazz vocalist in Britain. Norma Winstone was awarded Best Vocalist in the first BBC Jazz Awards in 2001 and was nominated again in 2007. This year she was awarded an MBE for services to
music. ’There is no jazz singer in the country to touch her.’ The Times. ‘A superb example of state-of-the-art, imaginative, virtually beyond-definition singing.’ Los Angeles Times. ‘It is unlikely that there is a better jazz singer than Miss Winstone.’ Jersey Evening Post.
Tues 4 December
RALPH FREEMAN QUARTET featuring ELAINE QUINN
PETE KUBRYK TOWNSEND (db), DAMIAN RODD (dm) plus guests
Emotionaly charged singer with a dark sultry voice whose performance reflects her life experiences. She’ll be singing a mix of standard and freeform jazz.
Tues 11 December
NEIL BURNS with RALPH FREEMAN TRIO featuring MARCUS VERGETTE (db)
If you were here for The Ken Church Quintet gig last August, you would’ve been amazed by this guy’s guitar prowess. His apparently effortless technique, authentic tone and intelligent phrasing make him an in-demand musician and well worth another listen.
Tues 18 December
XMAS PARTY GALA NIGHT
MUSICIANS GALORE, GUESTS, SURPRISES.
ST IVES JAZZ CLUB - KEEPING IT LIVE EVERY TUESDAY SINCE 1998
For more info, call 01736 798061 or 796082.