St Ives Jazz Club: St Ives Jazz Club Gigs, June - August 2019|
Posted Jun 02, 2019 - 06:08 PM
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Details of musicians appearing at St Ives Jazz Club between June and August 2019 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. Full Time Students and under 18s get in for £5.
Programme may be subject to change please call 01736 795277 to make sure.
Tues 4 June £13/£8/£5
Alex Hitchcock Quintet
Alex Hitchcock (sax), James Copus (tpt), Will Barry (pno), Joe Downard(db), Jay Davis (dr)
A powerhouse quintet that combines a compelling, adventurous ear for melody with virtuosic improvising. The band's increasingly burgeoning reputation on the international jazz stage was confirmed by first place at the Conad Jazz Contest at the 2018 Umbria Jazz Festival. In a breakthrough year in 2018, a 15-date nationwide tour of their acclaimed debut EP was followed by a sold-out launch at Pizza Express Jazz Club in London and performances at Ronnie Scott's and Love Supreme Festival. Critic John Fordham called the EP 'an impressive calling card for a band with a bright future'. Other highlights from the past year include performances at the London and Cambridge Jazz Festivals, the Royal Albert Hall and Jazz in the Round, as well as touring to Spain, Hungary and Poland and features on BBC Radio 3, JazzFM and Hungarian television.
'...[at Love Supreme 2018] they dazzled with a display of collective virtuosity, demonstrating that challenging acoustic jazz can hold its own, and retain the crowds’ Jazzwise.
'If I suggest that it reminded me of Miles Davis’s classic quintet with Wayne Shorter, that will give you some idea of the impact it had on me. It’s tightly disciplined, in the best sense of the word, with the front-line of Hitchcock and Copus playing as one, but with a sense of space that allows soloists to explore the themes in any direction they choose’ thejazzman.com
Tues 11 June £13/£8/£5
Azhaar and Global Wave
Azhaar Saffar (vn/voc), Jim Blomfield (pno), Guillaume Ottaviani (eb), Pedro Alves (perc), Paolo Adamo (dr)
Azhaar returns with her new project Global Wave. She describes the music as new world jazz - Jazz that embraces Latin, Brazilian, African, Arabic and Funk. Global Wave have just finished the debut album of this project, entitled 'Original Love' - compositions inspired by her travels. 'one of the most distinctive acts on the jazz world scene' Andy Roberts, BBC
Tues 18 June £13/£8/£5
Joy Ellis Quartet
Joy Ellis (pno,voc), Billy Adamson (gtr), Henrik Jensen (bs), Adam Osmianski (dr)
Following the release of her debut album entitled 'Life On Land', Joy has spent the year touring the UK performing her original music at various venues and festivals. 'Startling debut from singer-songwriter who sets her cool, poetic meditations to a suitably sophisticated jazz soundscape.' Chris Ingham
Tues 25 June £13/£8/£5
Ralph Freeman 4
Ralph Freeman (pno), Rob Townsend (sax), Marcus Vergette (bs), Andrea Trillo (dr)
Club founder returns with some of his London buddies, to play a programme of their own distinctive take on some classic jazz material, and new originals from Freeman. '...vibrant, energising music, with new compositions that span from bluesy to bossa-esque, all with be-boppy brio.' Dan Matlin
Tues 2 July £13/£8/£5
Andy Hague Quintet
Andy Hague (tpt/flg), Ben Waghorn (sax), Jim Blomfield (pno), Chris Jones (db), Toby Perrett (dr)
Bristol based trumpeter Andy Hague is gigging with his quintet throughout 2019 to promote his new CD Coming Of Age, released in December 2018 and his first since 2012’s Cross My Palm. 'So impressed with this record, wow, it's current,it's hip' Linley Hamilton BBC Radio Ulster
Tues 9 July £13/£8/£5
Tori Freestone Trio
Tori Freestone (sax), Dave Manington (bs), Tim Giles (dr)
Tori Freestone has been creating a stir in the UK and abroad winning prestigious awards and receiving rave reviews and 2019 will see her and her trio back with an exciting release 'El Mar de Nubes'. Showcasing her unique writing style which takes inspiration from the chordless trios. It also has Latin and Brazilian elements. 'Freestone has caused a stir far beyond the UK.' Leibnitz Jazz Festival
Tues 16 July £13/£8/£5
Craig Milverton (pno), Ashley John-Long (bs), Coach York (dr)
Craig Milverton is one of Britain's finest Jazz Pianists and in 2010 won Best Jazz Pianist in the British Jazz Awards. His trio with bassist Ashley John-Long and Coach York on drums will perform a programme of standards, Oscar Peterson compositions and Craig’s compositions including those from his Exeter Jazz Suite.
Tues 23 July £13/£8/£5
Chris Bowden 5
Formed in late 2017, Unlikely Being is the uber-exciting new project led by saxophonist/composer/arranger Chris Bowden. This band features Jim Watson on keys, Chris Dodd on bass and Neil Bullock on drums. Trumpeter Bryan Corbett adds a 5th dimension on the band’s inaugural release.
Tues 30 July
to be Confirmed
Tues 6 Aug £13/£8/£5
Will Bartlett and Kate Mullins
Will Bartlett and Kate Mullins lead you through you a fun, tender and emotionally charged night of song. 'Between Us' is an intimate two-way musical conversation between, Will and Kate, and you, the audience. We deliver your favourite music with an informal style. designed to open up ourselves to the power of musical connection.
Tues 13 Aug £13/£8/£5
Matt Carter Septet
Matt Carter (pno), Alex Ridout (tpt), Harry Greene (ten), Jonny Ford (alt) Harry Maund (tbn) Joe Lee (db), Luca Caruso (dr)
The Septet is made up of musicians studying on the jazz courses at The Royal Academy of Music, and at The Guildhall School of Music/Drama. The band focuses on arrangements of classic swinging American Songbook songs, arranged by Matt for the band. They also play some original compositions, some of which are more groove based, taking influences from genres such as gospel and funk.
Tues 20 Aug £13/£8/£5
Dave Holdsworth New Brew
Dave Holdsworth (tpt/flg), Roz Harding (alt) Alan Wakeman (ten/sop), Marcus Vergette (db), Coach York (dr)
Veteran trumpeter Dave Holdsworth has been a member and featured soloist with many significant jazz units in the UK. There have been numerous records and broadcasts. His present quintet, New Brew, sees him surrounded by the perfect blend of musicians to play his music.
Tues 27 Aug £13/£8/£5
Tribute to Lester Young
Benjamin Himpel (ten), Tom Quirke (pno), Martin Bowie (gtr), Ross Williams (db), Tom Jackson (dm)
Some of the best jazz musicians from Cornwall team up with German saxophonist Benjamin Himpel to celebrate the music of Lester Young. Considered one of the most influential of jazz musicians,
Young (who was born 110 years ago today) helped shape jazz with his cool, laid back style, rising to fame working with Count Basie and his musical soulmate Billie Holiday. To honour the legendary saxophonist, the group will follow his influence and spirit through the history of jazz up to some of their own originals.
For more info, call 01736 795277.
COMIN UP: tbc