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* St Ives Jazz Club: St Ives Jazz Club Gigs, June - August 2018
Posted Jun 04, 2018 - 09:20 PM
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Events Details of musicians appearing at St Ives Jazz Club between June and August 2018 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 5th June £13/£8/£5
Samuel Eagles' Spirit

Sam Eagles(alt) Duncan Eagles(ten) Sam Leak(pno) Ralph Wyld(vbs) Max Luthert(db) Dave Hamblett(dr)
Sam gained a place in the Royal Academy of Music’s Junior Jazz band, directed by respected educator Nick Smart. So the pathways of Eagles’ musical career had begun to be mapped out, he was tutored by Grammy Award-winning, US-born saxophonist and former Jazz Messenger, Jean Toussaint, as well as studying under other jazz luminaries including Russell van den Berg, Jason Yarde, Mark Lockheart and Simon Purcell. Now, surrounding himself with some of British jazz’s present-day torch bearers – the saxophonist has set out with exciting new sextet project Spirit, whose debut album of original material – Ask Seek Knock – was recently released on the Whirlwind label in July 2017, with longtime supporter Jean Toussaint guesting.

Tues 12th June £13/£8/£5
Freddie Gavita

Freddie Gavita(tpt) Tom Cawley(pno) Calum Gourlay(bs) James Maddren(dr)
Rising star Freddie Gavita won the British Jazz Award for best trumpeter of 2017, to cap off a great year including the release of his debut album, Transient. The record is aimed at the heart, not the head, with a highly evocative collection of compositions written for his long-time collaborators making up tonight’s quartet. The music has global appeal with scintillating grooves, heartfelt ballads and some serious swing capturing a musical journey inspired by the many travels and tales of Freddie’s life. “A talented trumpet prodigy” John Walters (the Guardian)

Tues 19th June £13/£8/£5
John-Paul Gard

John-Paul Gard is a Bristol based organist who has been on the scene for over a decade and who has accrued a strong following in South Wales and the English West Country. His projects have included the band Pedalmania and Cookbook Project, his trio with guitarist Alex Hutchings and drummer Gethin Jones. His latest album is “Come On Rita”, a trio recording made with Kevin Glasgow, best known as a virtuoso bassist but here appearing on guitar, plus Jones at the drums.

Tues 26th June £13/£8/£5
Janette Mason's Red Alert

Janette Mason(pno,synth) Tom Mason(bs) Jack Pollitt(dr)
London based pianist, composer, arranger and producer has been a mainstay of the British jazz scene for the last fifteen years performing and arranging for everyone from Elaine Delmar to Claire Martin. Janette’s unique contemporary jazz compositions, drawing on her wide-ranging influences (from Dave Brubeck to David Bowie and Herbie Hancock to Goldfrapp), combine interesting timescapes and strong grooves with a cinematic texture and are underpinned by a mature and inventive jazz vocabulary. Her vision is brought to life by the explosive combination of Jack Pollitt on drums and Tom Mason on Bass and is a direct musical response to the political and social challenges now facing us all – hence the name Red Alert. Janette’s powerful and rhythmic approach to the piano is subtly fused with the keyboards to create a musical journey that is as engaging as it is thought provoking. Janette was nominated for a Parliamentary jazz award for her second trio album Alien Left Hand and she reached the Grammy ballot for The Live Smoke Sessions with Lea DeLaria for which she took on the dual roles of arranger and producer. Her music has been described as similar to E.S.T and The Bad Plus.

Tues 3rd July £13/£8/£5
Bryan Corbett with Craig Milverton Trio

Bryan was a winner of the 'Jerwood Rising Star' at Cheltenham International Festival. He is featured as a soloist or in horn sections on numerous recordings and has also been soloist with the BBC Concert Orchestra. Last year he was featured artist and curator of Birmingham Jazz Legends Festival.

Tues 10 July £13/£8/£5
Trio Nova

Bassist Alec Dankworth, guitarist Jorge Bravo and percussionist Demi Garcia Sabat join forces for an electric take on jazz, flamenco and latin music, with original compositions and standards infused by diverse rhythms. This international trio hailing from Chile, Spain and the UK fuse their wealth of diverse musical tradition from classical music to gypsy jazz.

Tues 17th July £13/£8/£5
Jonathan Gee Trio

Jonathan Gee(pno) Marcus Vergette(bs) Andy Trim(dr)
Known in the UK for his work with Tim Whitehead, Tony Kofi, Pharoah Sanders, and David Murray, Jonathan is involved in projects throughout Europe and recently packed out Jazz at The Lincoln Centre in New York, and Rochester International Jazz Fest. The trio will play music from his acclaimed album ‘Dragonfly’ plus some Thelonious Monk, Beatles, Rihanna, Stevie Wonder, and well known standards.

Tues 24th July £13/£8/£5
Paintbox Jane - Westbrook & Company

Tim Goodwin as Raoul Dufy, Kate Westbrook, Martine Waltier, Billie Bottle voices, Marcus Vergette bass, Alan Wakeman sax Mike Westbrook piano.
On the sea wall in Nice, Raoul Dufy paints a portrait of his muse Jane. A troupe of singers and instrumentalists celebrate the painter in Waltz, Jazz, Blues and Repartee until the sun goes down and envelopes the generous, sensual world of Monsieur Dufy.

Tues 31st July £13/£8/£5
Matt Carter

Matt Carter(kbd) Leigh Coleman(gtr/voc) Steve Down(gtr) Tom Drewitt(bs) Gary Kroll(dr)
Matt, originally from Exeter and currently studying jazz piano at The Royal Academy of Music presents a night of Stevie Wonder/ George Benson/ Michael Jackson music with his own inimitable slant

Tues 7th August £13/£8/£5
Surfing On Butterflies

Marcus Vergette(bs) Roz Harding(sax) Tom Unwin(pno) Gary Evans(dr)
A rich mix of free thinking from Bartok to Ornette Coleman to Stevie Wonder. Marcus has brought together these exciting West Country-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.

Tues 14th August £13/£8/£5
We Are Leif

Louise Victoria(voc) Mark Whitlam(dr) Dale Hambridge(kbd) Chris Jones(bs)
We Are Leif deftly span the balance of jazz sensibilities with the groove and sound world more associated with Neo-Soul, R'n'B and Down Tempo genres. Louise's voice sits comfortably alongside the company of Gretchen Parlato and Becca Stevens. Musically there are nods in the direction of Erykah Badu and Jill Scott whilst retaining a classic Bristol sound.

Tues 21st August £13/£8/£5

Tom Quirke(pno) Sarah McDonagh(sax) Ross Williams(bs) Tom Jackson(dr)
Spyralz, a group of incredibly talented performers. These musicians live and breathe Jazz Fusion. They perform a high energetic /electric mixture of music by the Brecker Brothers, YellowJackets and originals. A concert not to be missed!

Tues 28th August £13/£8/£5
Matt Anderson Quartet

Matt Anderson(ten,sop) Peter Lee(kbd) Will Harris(db) Jay Davis(dr,cymbals)
London-based saxophonist and award-winning composer Matt Anderson presents a new quartet touring their forthcoming release, ‘Rambling’. The band seeks to bring together seemingly distinct musical influences, for example exploring the common ground between the folk music reminiscent of Matt’s rural upbringing in the North Yorkshire Moors, the bluesy, country strains of Bill Frisell and Scandinavian jazz, culminating in a lyrical and honest Afro-Celtic sound world.

For more info, call 01736 796082.

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