St Ives Jazz Club: St Ives Jazz Club Gigs, October - December 2015|
Posted Sep 28, 2015 - 11:08 PM
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Details of musicians appearing at St Ives Jazz Club between October and December 2015 follow (also added to gig list)...
All gigs: doors open 7.30pm, live music from 8.30 to 11-ish.
Bar snacks and light meals available until 8.15.
The lower prices are for St Ives Jazz Club members, MU members and Western Hotel residents. Students get in for £5.
Programme may be subject to change ... please call 01736 796082 to make sure.
Tues 6 October £10/£6/£5
RACHEL NEWTON (voc), JACK WILLIAMS (pn/keys), DAMIAN RODD (bg), HARRY CLEMENCE (dm)
Jack Williams runs the Monday Jazz Jam sessions at the Western. Tonight he’s bringing his own band (with Damian deppping for usual bassist James Martin). It’s a quartet of Truro Jazz graduates who put their own very individual stamp on a wide range of material. Their jazzy/funky/R&B arrangements are often quirky and always extremely engaging. A great young band who should be taking off soon if there’s any justice in the world.
Tues 13 October £12/£8/£5
PHIL MEADOWS GROUP
Combining five rising stars on the UK jazz scene the Phil Meadows Group are inviting you to join them as they hit the windy roads of Britain on their second UK tour. Featuring a host of award-winning talent the PMG features the 2015 Parliamentary Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year, trumpeter Laura Jurd, European Young Jazz Artist Award winner and pianist Elliot Galvin, acclaimed bassist Flo Moore and drummer/percussionist Simon Roth. The Lifecycles tour sees the small group of Meadows perform 11 shows to promote their second album, recorded in collaboration with the Engines Orchestra. Showcasing music from Lifecycles alongside brand new repertoire their music remains highly melodic with elements of folk and classical lyricism juxtaposed with freewheeling spontaneity, blazing solos and rip-roaring grooves as the group depict the situations, tough decisions and life-changing experiences that we all go through. ‘A collection of rising stars on the British jazz scene.’ Jez Nelson, BBC Jazz on 3. ‘Future jazz Gods on the rise.’ Rosie Hanley, TimeOut. As one of the UK’s leading young saxophonist and composers Meadows has already received the 2015 London Music Awards ‘Rising Jazz Star’, 2015 Parliamentary Jazz Ensemble of the Year (Engines Orchestra), 2014 Parliamentary Jazz Newcomer of the Year and 2013 Peter Whittingham Jazz Award and brings a stellar group with him for an unmissable performance. So far the Lifecycles project has been featured in Jazzwise, TimeOut and The Guardian; receiving widespread acclaim with airplay including BBC Radio 2’s Jamie Cullum Show, the ‘Best of 2014’ BBC Jazz on 3 programme (chosen by John Fordham) and becoming part of the regular JazzFM playlist. The Phil Meadows Group are thankful to PRS For Music Foundation for their support.
Tues 20 October £12/£8/£5
Having picked up just about every British Jazz Award going in the last few years, including the inaugural Ronnie Scott’s Awards, Liane Carroll has been hailed by critics and fans alike as one of our very finest jazz singers. Possessed of a huge vocal range, an innate musicality and an unerring sense of musical honesty, her live set is one of the most exciting to be found on the UK circuit. Expect high-energy, up-tempo jazz and ballads that could melt the coldest of hearts. ‘Utterly brilliant’. Time Out
Tues 27 October £12/£8/£5
SURFING ON THE BACKS OF BUTTERFLIES
MARCUS VERGETTE (db), GEORGE COOPER (pn), NICHOLAS DOVER (sx), MATT BROWN (dm)
Marcus - a regular and well-loved player at the club has brought together these exciting young Bristol-based musicians for a night of original compositions peppered with unusual grooves and Blue Note classics. All of them have worked with a plethora of jazz heroes, so bring a wealth of experience to the stage. This promises to be a captivating evening of empathetic musicians stretching out on great tunes. Nicholas Dover is a tenor saxophonist who studied jazz at The Royal Academy of Music. Under the tuition of Martin Speake, Julian Arguelles and Mark Lockheart, he developed a love of the way melody and harmony tie together in jazz and more broadly, the way these elements can be found and used in harmonic music outside jazz. George Cooper is a vibrant and exciting young pianist who combines mainstream lyrical melodies with a contemporary, cinematic approach to jazz. He has already cemented his reputation, having worked in Hollywood with film composer Hans Zimmer, orchestrating Jazz for Nigel Kennedy and the London Sinfonia and as well as playing alongside some of the most highly acclaimed Jazz stars in the UK and Europe. Matt began playing drums at age 13 and has toured throughout Europe and played in and composed for bands that have had their music distributed globally. In May 2014 he had a feature article in UK drum magazine Rhythm as a ‘new talent to watch’. He has also recorded and toured with artists such as Marc Ford (Black Crowes), Massive Attack, Rodriguez (Searching for Sugarman), Pee Wee Ellis, Andy Sheppard, Get The Blessing, Lillian Boutte and many more.
Tues 3 November £12/£8/£5
ALAN BARNES (sx) with MARTIN DALE QUARTET
MARTIN DALE (sx), GAVIN MARTIN (pn), KEVIN SANDERS (db), DENNIS HARRIS (dm)
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. Martin Dale is a familiar face at the club and one of the busiest and most popular saxists in the South West, and he’s put together a kicking rhythm section for tonight’s gig.
Tues 10 November £12/£8/£5
MACIEK PYSZ TRIO
MACIEK PYSZ (gt), YURI GOLOUBEV (db), ASAF SIRKIS (dm)
Presenting music from the critically acclaimed new album ‘A Journey’ released on Dot Time Records. An unforgettable evening of world music, jazz and fusion combined with heart-touching melodies. This utterly brilliant trio is famous for amazing energy and interaction on stage!
Tues 17 November £12/£8/£5
THEO TRAVIS’ DOUBLE TALK
THEO TRAVIS (sx/fl), MIKE OUTRAM (gt), PETE WHITTAKER (Hammond), NIC FRANCE (dm)
Described on BBC Radio 2 as ‘One of the very best young tenor saxophonists of this or any other jazz generation in Britain’, Theo will be playing material from his new album, ‘Transgression’, released worldwide on the Esoteric label. The music is very melodic and powerful, but is also bluesy and atmospheric, incorporating multi-layers of saxes and flutes. ‘...a right humdinger of a band.’ Jazzwise. ‘One of the very best young tenor saxophonists of this or any other jazz generation in Britain.’ BBC Radio 2.
Tues 24 November £12/£8/£5
RALPH FREEMAN QUARTET
JAMIE O’DONNELL (sx), RALPH FREEMAN (pn), DOMINIC HOWLES (db), NAT STEELE (dm)
St Ives Jazz Club founder returns with some of his London buddies, to play a programme of their own distinctive take on some classic jazz material, along with new originals from Freeman himself. ‘...vibrant, energising music, with new compositions that span from bluesy to bossa-esque, all with be-boppy brio.’ Dan Matlin. Alto player Jamie O'Donnell attended the Guildhall school of music in the early nineties. His quartet with Mike Outram has been together since 1998 and he has played with Gareth Lockrane, Robert Anchipolovsky, Mike Gorman, Anita Wardell, Gwilym Simcock and many others. Jamie has also had a long-running association with altoist Bob Martin, with a shared love of the music of Phil Woods and Gene Quill. Ex Guildhall School of music, Dominic Howles is a much-in-demand bassist, arranger and composer in his own right. He has worked and recorded with many of the greats including Gary Smulyan, Nick Brignola, Stan Sulzman, Stacey Kent, Anita Wardell, Bobby Wellins, Gareth Lochrane, Don Weller ... and recently recorded with his own septet CD, 'Bristolian Thoroughfare' and quartet CD 'Radio Cannonball'. Nat Steele is an accomplished drummer and vibraphone player. As a vibraphonist he's studied with Mike LeDonne and played and toured around the UK and abroad, most recently on a tour of eastern Canada in spring 2015. As a drummer he's studied with Steve Brown and Matt Home and has played with many of the jazz musicians on the UK scene, including Peter King, Nigel Price, Jo Fooks, Simon Spillet, Richard Busiakiewicz and Leon Greening.
Tues 1 December £12/£8/£5
JIM BLOMFIIELD TRIO
JIM BLOMFIELD (pn), ROSHAN ‘TOSH’ WIJETUNGE (db), MARK WHITLAM (dm)
Collectively the trio comprises three individual voices, whose previous collaborations read like a Who's Who? of the UK jazz scene. The trio play Jim's original compositions, at times delicate and atmospheric, at others intricate and intense. 'For fans of current post-EST piano trio jazz who might be looking for that little bit extra from a now heavily subscribed format, Jim Blomfield could well be the answer.' Selwyn Harris, Jazzwise magazine.
Tues 8 December £12/£8/£5
MATT CARTER QUARTET featuring LEIGH COLEMAN
MATT CARTER (pn), LEIGH COLEMAN (vo), TOM DREWETT (bass), GARY EVANS (dm)
At only twenty years old, Matt Carter has quickly established himself as one of the busiest musicians in the south west, playing with many
internationally known artists such as Joss Stone, Beverly Knight and Mica Paris, as well as visiting jazzers like Alan Barnes, Brandon Allen and Greg Abate. By way of a musical splice, his special guest tonight is Leigh Coleman, a vocalist who is quickly becoming synonymous with soul music in the UK. He’s sung with Joss Stone and Solomon Burke, and performed alongside Sandie Shaw, Beverly Knight and Natalie Williams.
His debut EP entitled ‘It Is What It Is’ was recorded in Miami and produced by Grammy award winning Miami soul legend, Betty Wright. Complemented by a bassist who's appeared on record alongside some of Cuba's best-known voices, together with a first class drummer, this
promises to be a great evening of diverse musical influences. ’It’s not very often you come across someone with bags of soul like Leigh. He’s entirely captivating, magical and puts a unique and modern twist on classic soul-driven, hook-laden acoustic grooves.’ Guy Little, Editor, Acoustic Magazine
Tues 15 December £10/£6/£5
JOHANNA GRAHAM QUARTET
JOHANNA GRAHAM (voc), MARTIN BOWIE (gt), TIM GREENHALGH (db), DAMIAN RODD (dm)
Winners of This Is Cornwall Best Jazz Act 2012, the quartet includes elegant and accomplished guitar phrasing from Martin Bowie, an exciting and dynamic drumming talent in Damian Rodd, and the sensitive double bass of Tim Greenhalgh, and with Johanna Graham’s captivating stage presence and emotive style they put a fresh spin on jazz standards, and with original compositions thrown into the mix, audiences are in for a treat. Praised for ‘her lyricism, purity of sound, phrasing and sense of space’ by Peter Quinn of Jazzwise Magazine, Johanna is a talent to watch and this opportunity to catch the quartet live is not to be missed.
Tues 22 December& £12/£8/£5
CHRISTMAS PARTY with HUW WARREN TRIO
HUW WARREN (pn), HUW V WILLIAMS (bass), ZOOT WARREN (dm)
Bring your dancing shoes for a special groove heavy night from Wales’ leading jazz musician. Back by popular demand after a packed out Trio Brasil gig in June; they bring a joyous mix of Brazilian, Township, Jump Jive and Afro Cuban styles, and maybe even some Balkan and Celtic beats for the more adventurous!
Tues 29 December £12/£8/£5
Freight is a jazz quartet from Bristol playing original music drawing heavily from Monk inspiration with a classic post-bop sound, combining the driving forces of CRAIG CROFTON on sax, MARTIN JENKINS on piano, GREG CORDEZ on bass and MATT BROWN on drums. The band’s last album ‘Call Of Mind’ was described as ‘an album of genuine jazz with soul, creativity and expertise like the giants who inspired it.’
For more info, call 01736 796082.
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