St Ives Jazz Club: St Ives Jazz Club Gigs, July - September 2017|
Posted Jul 07, 2017 - 05:24 PM
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Details of musicians appearing at St Ives Jazz Club between July and September 2017 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 4 July £13/£8/£5
Martin Speake (sax), Hans Koller (pno/tb), Calum Gorlay (bs)
Celebrating 100 years of Thelonious Monk. For Monk's centenary in 2017, Thelonious (Martin Speake, Hans Koller, Calum Gourlay) will have completed their special mission of knowing the entire Monk songbook. The band started a monthly residency at London's Vortex in January 2015, dedicated to playing Monk songs exclusively, and has since learned and performed over 50 of his tunes. For this projected special centenary tour of England, Thelonious will be able to offer to play requests: Any song by Thelonious Monk...
Tues 11 July £13/£8/£5
Pete Canter 4
Pete Canter (sop/ten sax), Matt Johns (pno), Jim Rintoul (db), Gary Evans (dr)
Fine saxophonist and creative composer Pete Canter playing his well crafted contemporary jazz originals and choice standards with a spirited and exceptionally talented rhythm section. Pete has written and recorded three well received albums of original music. "the band’s warm lyrical sound has an edge to it.” (Selwyn Harris, 3* Good, Jazzwise Magazine about Lightflight) "Varied, exciting, exceptional.” (Keith Ames in The Musician about Ununbium) "both the ensemble playing and the soloing are bright and imaginative throughout" (Ian Mann The Jazzmann about Strange Bird)
Tues 18 July £13/£8/£5
Misha Mullov-Abbado Sextet
James Davison (tpt), Matthew Herd (alt), Sam Rapley (ten), Liam Dunachie (pno), Misha Mullov-Abbado (db), Scott Chapman (dr)
“It will not be many years before Misha becomes one of the world’s leading figures in music” La Jornada (Mexico) “Both his composing talents and his propulsive bass-playing are currently such hot UK jazz news” The Guardian “An unfailing inventive, artfully produced, and delightfully sunny debut” The Telegraph on 'New Ansonia'
Winner of the 2014 Kenny Wheeler Jazz Prize, Misha Mullov-Abbado is an in-demand bass player, composer and arranger. This ensemble is made up of some of the finest, multi-award-winning musicians in London, and under Misha’s direction the group performs his original compositions with a broad variety of influences. The band has performed at King’s Place, the Barbican Centre, the Elgar Room as part of the BBC Proms Lates series and has played at many of UK’s jazz venues. Having been signed to Edition Records the group has released its debut album New Ansonia which has been included in “Best Jazz Albums 2015” of both The Telegraph and BBC Radio 3. The band is about to release its second album.
Tues 25 July £13/£8/£5
Ray Butcher Band
Ray Butcher (tpt), Smudge (bs), Steve Tromans (pno), Miles Levin (dr)
The Ray Butcher Band has performed at many festivals, in the UK and at the 606 Club. Ray has worked with many names in pop and jazz, and most recently, Dr John at the Brecon Jazz festival. Ray also played the trumpet solo on the US gospel album 'Burning Lights', by Chris Tomlin which earned a Grammy nomination. He is still producing his second jazz recording, which will be available very soon.
Tues 1 August £12/£8/£5
Tom Unwin (pno), Stig Olsen (sax,bcl), Marcus Vergette (db), Ric Byer (dr)
The Blow-Up play a distinctive, dynamic brand of cinematic jazz, drawing on a rich pool of 60s and 70s soundtrack tunes like Get Carter, Alfie’s Theme, James Bond, Black Orpheus, Bullitt, Midnight Cowboy, but also including arrangements from the jazz of that era, plus originals. Stylish and accessible, the band features Tom Unwin on piano, Stig Olson on saxes and bass clarinet, and are completed by the fluid twin rhythms of the multi-talented Marcus Vergette on double bass and Ric Byer on drums. From a Blow-Up review: “All in all, a great evening of jazz that was never allowed to settle, where virtuosity was integrated and variety ensured”. Anthony Pither, Ilminster Arts Centre
Tues 8 August £12/£8/£5
Matt Carter Quartet featuring Leigh Coleman
Matt Carter (pno), Leigh Coleman (voc), Tom Drewett (ebs), Gary Evans (drums)
Matt Carter has established himself as one of the busiest pianists in the South West, and has performed with well known jazz artists Alan Barnes, Mike Outram, Brandon Allen and Greg Abate. He has played at some of the most iconic clubs in the country including the 606 Jazz Club, the 100 Club, The Stables in Milton Keynes and of course St. Ives' Jazz Club. He was accepted this year to study on the prestigious jazz course at The Royal Academy of Music, so catch him before he moves away!
Leigh Coleman is 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.
The band play an exciting mix of originals and standards, with Leigh's soulful singing style complimenting the high energy and tight syncopation of the band. Fresh from their live recording at St Ives in January, the band look forward to returning to the club once more.
Tues 15 August £12/£8/£5
Sarah McDonagh (saxes,EWI), Tom Quirke (pno,synth), Ross Williams (bs) and Tom Jackson (dr)
Spyralz is a group of incredibly talented, familiar performers on the Cornish Jazz scene. These musicians live and breathe Jazz Fusion. They will perform a high energetic and electric mixture of music by the Brecker Brothers, YellowJackets and their own compositions. A concert not to be missed!
Tues 22 August £13/£8/£5
Mark Lawrence (gtr), John Paul Gard (org), Tom Gilkes (dr)
‘Groovelator’ finds freedom and elation in the groove! Playing repertoire which includes Jazz, Funk, Blues, original music and even a pop hit or two, the band features the virtuosic Hammond Organist John Paul Gard, drummer Tom Gilkes and Cornishman Mark Lawrence playing guitar "...that hints at Hendrix via George Benson" (Tony Benjamin - Bristol 24/7). “John Paul is able to elicit the almost indescribable excitement and groove associated with the jazz organ.” Pete Fallico KCSM FM91
Tues 29 August £13/£8/£5
Ben Lee Quartet
Ben Lee (gtr), Chris Young (alt), Benedict Muirhead (db), Jack Gorilla (dr)
Ben Lee is a Devon born and Birmingham based jazz guitarist whose debut album “In The Tree” was released in 2016 and was followed by a nationwide tour supported by Arts Council England. The album was very well received, with a 4-star review in jazzwise. Peter Bacon in thejazzbreakfast called it ‘a real treat!’ and Adrian Pallant described the album as ‘one of the year’s most entertaining jazz offerings.’ This year, alongside his other projects such as GorillaBot and Three Step Manoeuvre, Ben is excited to be performing with his quartet of Birmingham musicians, playing new tunes and some old favourites. Joining Ben will be the saxophone demon Chris Young, ‘the most significant young player to emerge onto the Birmingham jazz scene in recent years’, solid-as-a-rock Benedict Muirhead on double bass and the animal that is Jack Gorilla on the drums. The music is eclectic and draws inspiration from jazz guitar legends Barney Kessel, Wes Montgomery and Grant Green, rock wizards Frank Zappa, Jimi Hendrix and Les Claypool and much, much more.
Tues 5 Sept £13/£8/£5
Livi Graham Quartet
Passionate about both traditional and contemporary jazz, Livi is forging her own distinctive voice on the London jazz scene. Currently in her third year with scholarship on Trinity Laban’s top Jazz degree course, Livi is honing her vocal skills with established jazz musicians like Brigitte Beraha, Pete Churchill, Nia Lynn, Hannes Riepler and Martin Speake. She works regularly with some of the most exciting young up and coming players around and to date has sung in prominent venues across London including The Vortex Jazz Club, Southbank Centre and The Hideaway. Livi will be bringing to St Ives her own interpretation of jazz standards, delivered in a uniquely natural and authentic vocal style, and supported by a trio of young and enthusiastic jazz improvisers – be there or be square!
St Ives Jazz Club September Festival, 7pm doors for 8
Mon 11th Sept £15/£12
Tango Jazz - The Almagro Ensemble
Lucy Waterhouse, John Turville, Chris Allard, Tom Mason, Bartosz Glowacki
The Almagro Ensemble is a London-based contemporary tango group comprising some of the most exciting players and composers in the UK. Contemporary Tango from Argentina and Beyond. We aim to present some of the new innovations in tango from Argentina to a European audience, commission new works from Argentine composers and compose brand new music exploring the space between the tango, jazz and contemporary classical worlds.
Tues 12th Sept £15/£12
Esther Weekes (Jazz Voice and Flamenco Dance), Cristian de Moret (Flamenco Voice and Piano), Pablo Pradas (Flamenco Guitar and Bass Guitar), David Chupete (Percussion), Demi Garcia Sabat (Drums)
Jazzolea is a group which captures the mystery of Flamenco, channels it through that ever changing phenomenon we know as Jazz and adorns it with a dance form which merges the spirit of Andalusia with the rhythm of swing. The multicultural nature of Jazzolea allows distinct audiences to cross their own cultural borders to explore new musical territories, with musical pieces and songs ranging from originals to standards, in English and Spanish from Jazz to Flamenco. Choreographies, whilst maintaining the forms and rhythms of flamenco dance, are twisted and turned to respond to the swagger and swing of jazz.
Tues 19th Sept and Wed 20th Sept, each £16/£13
The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars
James Pearson (pno), Sam Burgess (bs), Alex Garnett (sax), Chris Higginbottom (dr), Natalie Williams (voc)
The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars perform a vast repertoire of jazz music and is comprised of house musicians as seen in the Ronnie Scott’s Quintet. This dynamic groups is lead by the incredibly talented soul-jazz singer Natalie Williams. Natalie is one of the most respected singers in the U.K. and has sold out her monthly residency at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club every night for nearly 10 years straight.
On Tues 19th the band will be featuring The Soho Songbook. A guided tour through the musical output of artists who have played at Ronnie Scotts over the past 57 years from Miles Davis to Sarah Vaughan and beyond. The show is a musical glimpse into the amazing venue and its history combining world-class live music alongside narration and rare archive images. Like the club in soho the songs have stood the test of time and the show is a must-see for any jazz fan or lover of the Great American Songbook.
On Wed 20th its 100 Years of Ella Fitzgerald. A celebration of the great Ella with a swinging set of her jazz classics.
Tues 26 September £13/£8/£5
Will Butterworth Quartet
Will Butterworth (pno), Seb Pipe (alt), Nick Pini (bs), Marco Quarantotto (dr)
The Will Butterworth quartet tours the UK to promote the release of a new album 'The Nightingale and the Rose', out on Jellymould Jazz. Based on Oscar Wilde’s famous children’s story, this music started life as a solo piano composition for a story book, and has since grown into a full, vibrant and dynamic quartet suite. This suite has six sections that segue into one another, retelling Wilde’s story of love and sacrifice, and following the plight of the Nightingale until her final song is performed. The quartet uses these melodies as starting points for improvisation, so that no two performances are the same.
Will Butterworth, grew up playing classical cello, and improvising on the piano. He studied piano in Edinburgh with Dominic Spencer, and in London with Steve Lodder, and has since played and recorded with many of Britain’s finest musicians. He has released four albums as leader, and is one half of the Dylan Howe-Will Butterworth duo that re-interpreted the works of Stravinsky.
Seb Pipe is a composer and bandleader in his own right. His own band ‘Seb Pipe’s life experience’ has released three critically acclaimed albums. He is also an in demand sideman, currently working with Max Luthert. Seb worked with Portuguese group Pequenos Mundos in 2004 and again in 2006. From 2001 to 2011 Seb spent influential periods with American pioneer Steve Coleman and his Five Elements band at workshops in France and masterclasses in London.
Nick Pini plays in a huge variety of groups and styles. In the jazz world he has worked with just about everyone at one time or another - one notable collaboration is with Jac Jones and Will Butterworth in the band ‘A-priori’. Outside the jazz world he tours extensively with Laura Marlin, and has worked with many a famous name including Tom Jones and Van Morrison.
Croatian drummer Marco Quarantotto moved to London in 2009 and has performed with many of Britain's finest musicians Nathaniel Facey, Mike Gorman, Andrew Noble, Nicholas Meyer, Nigel Price, Other notable international artists he's worked with include Jessica Lourie, Erin Dickins of Manhattan Transfer, Roy Paci, Knoel Scott of Sun Ra Arkestra, Manu Eveno of Trŷo. In London he's collaborating regularly with Toni Kofi, Theo Jackson, Beth Rowley, Aleph Aguiar's Pataruco, Adam Beattie, Brooke Sharkey, Phaze Theory, Yalfris Veldés group
For more info, call 01736 796082.
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