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* St Ives Jazz Club: St Ives Jazz Club Gigs, April - June 2011
Posted Mar 31, 2011 - 06:51 PM
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Events Details of musicians appearing at St Ives Jazz Club between April and June 2011 follow (also added to gig list)...

ST IVES JAZZ CLUB at the WESTERN HOTEL Royal Square, St Ives
All gigs: doors open 8.00 pm, live music from 9 to 11.30-ish
The lower prices are for St Ives Jazz Club members, MU members, Western Hotel residents and students. Programme may be subject to change etc etc ... please call 01736 798061 or 796082 to make sure.

Tues 5 April £10/£6
CRAIG MILVERTON QUARTET
Tribute to Oscar Peterson

One of Britain’s top jazz pianists. Humphrey Lyttleton called him, ‘A master of whatever he chooses to perform', and Digby Fairweather, ‘The best pianist … in Britain in the last two decades, and the nearest to the great Oscar Peterson’. Craig’s brilliance has been recognized with his award of Jazz Pianist of the Year at the British Jazz Awards 2010. Tonight he pays homage to his biggest influence. A must for all Peterson fans and all who love jazz that swings. Appearing with Craig are Dominic Ashworth on guitar, winner of the Jazz Guitar Award in the 2006 British Jazz Awards, Al Swainger on double bass and Nick Millward on drums.

Tues 12 April £10/£6
MAGIC HAT ENSEMBLE

STEVE CHADWICK (cnt/tp), TONY ORMESHER (gt), ANDRZEJ BARANEK (pn), NICK BLACKA (bass), ROB TURNER (dm)
The Magic Hat Ensemble delve into the rich musical history of jazz from the 40s and 50s re-working classic standards and bop tunes. They approach the repertoire from a quirky and sometimes comic angle, creating beautifully structured arrangements, full of rhythm and breathtaking surprises, punctuated with sensitive and often virtuosic solos. "...a cracking live unit ... offering a youthful and often irreverent take on standards asserted through incredibly tight rhythmic playing and cheeky metric modulations, the result is pulsating post bop given a refreshing boot up the behind ... a hugely listenable band worth catching live." Jazzwise.

Tues 19 April £10/£6
TRIPTYCH

RICHARD FAIRHURST (pn), RIAAN VOSLOO (db), TIM GILES (dm)
New trio from award-winning pianist and composer Richard Fairhurst. The music combines deep grooves with a rich harmonic concept and a lyrical approach to improvisation creating a fresh, exuberant contemporary sound all of its own. ‘Fairhurst is a powerful keyboard virtuoso capable of both meditation and funkiness, but he is as sophisticated a composer as he is a player’. The Guardian. ‘Fairhurst plays with great understanding, and has a hint of Bill Evans in his ability to play with intensity in a free, loose form’. Mojo Magazine. ‘This is a virtuoso lineup … fresh and involving … where humor is a key and welcome ingredient'. Bruce Lindsay, All About Jazz.

Tues 26 April £12/£6 (advance booking advisable)
EDGAR MACIAS QUINTET LATINEASTA

EDGAR MACÍAS (pn), CHRIS BOWDEN (sx), BILL COLEMAN (db), MILES LEVIN (dm), WILMER SIFONTES (perc)
A five-piece band that combines different jazz styles and rhythms from funk to South American. Edgar is a fantastic Venezuelan pianist and a great exponent of Latin jazz. ‘Latin-based but firmly in modern jazz territory, with any one of the five liable to reel off dazzling solos, it’s a truly great band that you’d be daft to miss.’ Stratford Jazz.

Tues 3 May £10/£6
TRURO COLLEGE BIG BAND directed by VIV RODD

An experience not to be missed. Drawn from students studying on the Truro College / Plymouth University Contemporary World Jazz Degree, the 17-piece ensemble has already enjoyed great success playing at many prestigious venues in the West Country. With a heady mixture of styles, this amazingly talented group of musicians will hold you spellbound and wanting more.

Tues 10 May £10/£6
NICOLAS MEIER

TRIODEMI GARCIA (perc), PAOLO MINERVINI (db)
Since John McLaughlin melted frets with the Mahavishnu Orchestra we’ve become used to frenetic guitar-led groups. None, however, quite mixes styles and sounds like that of Meier, a Swiss player as happy in flamenco and Arab melodies as he is in Western jazz. One of Europe’s most original and sparkling working bands. ‘Meier is elegant in tone and bubbling with ideas’. John Fordham, The Guardian.

Tues 17 May £10/£6
CHRIS BISCOE

with RALPH FREEMAN TRIO, MARCUS VERGETTE (db), PIP HARBON (dm)
"Biscoe is a saxophone virtuoso of great lyricism, passion, stamina and considerable versatility. He is steeped in the jazz tradition and his conception embraces everything from blues and gospel roots to free improvisation and jazz rock". Ian Carr, The Rough Guide to Jazz.

Tues 24 May £10/£6
BRANDON ALLEN

with RALPH FREEMAN TRIO, MARCUS VERGETTE (db), PIP HARBON (dm)
Australian born Brandon Allen has played with such luminaries as Ray Gelato, Guy Barker, Stan Tracey, Pete King, Dave O’Higgins, Gerard Presencer, Bobby Wellins, Jim Mullen and Don Weller. ‘Arguably the most exciting tenor player in Britain today. His phrasing is unashamedly emotional, soaked in the blues tradition.’ Tony Hall, Jazzwise.

Tues 31 May £10/£6
JIM MULLEN

with CRAIG MILVERTON (Hammond) and COACH YORK (dm)
Welcome return of one of the greatest jazz guitarists, combining with 2010’s Jazz Pianist of the Year in what promises to be a brilliant evening of organ trio groovesomeness.

Tues 7 June £10/£6
IAIN BALLAMY

with RALPH FREEMAN TRIO, PETE KUBRYK-TOWNSEND (db), PIP HARBON (dm)
Iain Ballamy is a self taught saxophonist, best known for his part in the legendary Loose Tubes and his work with Bill Bruford's Earthworks. He's currently working with Django Bates bands, Indian dance company Sankalpam and his own band, 'Food'. In 1999 he formed Feral records with graphic artist and filmmaker, Dave McKean for whom he recently scored the acclaimed movie 'Mirrormask'. Ballamy has written commissioned works for pianist Joanna Macgregor and the Apollo Saxophone Quartet, and performed live and recorded with such notables as Hermeto Pascoal, Britten Sinfonia, Gil Evans, Cedar Walton, Gay Dad, The London Sinfonietta and many others. He's also the resident agony uncle for Jazz UK magazine, counselling the nation each month with his advice column.

Tues 14 June £10/£6
DAVE STAPLETON QUINTET

Since releasing their last highly successful album ‘The House Always Wins’, the Dave Stapleton Quintet have wowed audiences throughout the UK and across Europe and have received 4 and 5 star reviews in France, Germany and in the UK. As compelling and powerful live as they are on record, DSQ released their third album ‘Between the Lines’ in 2010 to rave reviews. With the muscular, vital frontline team of trumpeter Jonny Bruce and saxophonist Ben Waghorn and the subtle, vibrating rhythm section of pianist Dave Stapleton, bassist Paula Gardiner and drummer Elliott Bennett.

Tues 21 June £10/£6
JAZZ CLUB 13th BIRTHDAY PARTY

Musicians galore, guests, surprises, buffet

Tues 28 June £10/£6
ANTHONY STRONG TRIO

London based singer-pianist Anthony Strong plays music infused with jazz, blues and soul. With an infectious feel-good flavour to his live shows, he mixes swinging originals with a fresh take on the jazz classics, along with ‘Rhythmica’ bassist Pete Randall and in-demand Scottish drummer John Blease. Since releasing his debut album in 2009, Anthony has performed sell-out shows at venues including the London Jazz Festival and Dubai Jazz Festival and will be appearing at this year’s Cheltenham Jazz Festival. ‘The real deal!’ Ian Shaw, twice BBC Jazz Singer of the Year. ‘Great singer, great pianist!’ Jamie Cullum. ‘Absolutely wonderful’. BBC Radio.



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Coming Up: Stepkanna | Sam Coombes Quartet | Gareth Roberts Quintet | Derek Nash | Mike Westbrook Big Band | Theo Jackson Quintet | Simon Spillett | Nigel Price Trio | Christine Tobin Quartet

 
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