Details of musicians appearing at St Ives Jazz Club between Jan & March follow (also added to gig list)...|
ST IVES JAZZ CLUB at the WESTERN HOTEL Royal Square, St Ives
Tues 3 January
RALPH FREEMAN TRIO
featuring PETE KUBRYK-TOWNSEND (db).
Playing his own contemporary compositions plus original arrangements of standards.
WEDNESDAY 11 January - please note change of day
MARTIN BOWIE (gt), DAN HUGHES (sx), TOM JACKSON (dm), TOM QUIRKE (keys), BILL WALKER (bg).
If you saw these funky fusioneers last November, you¹ll know not to miss them!! Great stuff!
£6/£4 **** PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DAY ****
Tues 17 January
ROB TOWNSEND(sx) & RALPH FREEMAN TRIO
Hungry Ants soloist of great quality who's not afraid to break down walls. Has played with, among others: Mark Lockheart, Iain Ballamy and Django Bates.
Tues 24 January
ROZ HARDING (sx), JAMES SHIPWAY (gt), DAVE SHEEN (dm), MARCUS VERGETTE (db).
Everything from burning bebop to shimmering ballads all played with passion and intensity by four musicians who really mean business!
Tues 31 January
CLARK TRACEY QUINTET(dm)
with SIMON ALLEN (reeds), MARK ARMSTRONG (tp/flgl), ZOE RAHMAN (pn) PETER
Son of the renowned pianist, composer and arranger Stan Tracey, Clark began playing regularly with his father's bands as far back as 1978, and over the years has developed to become one of the UK's most experienced drummers.
'... an unexpected class act ... and utterly without affectations too'. John Fordham, The Guardian.
'Clark plays with a keen-eared awareness that's rare among today's drummers'. Manchester Guardian.
'There is a calm authority about Clark Tracey's drumming: he appears undemonstrative, even cherubic, and scarcely seems to move, while all the time generating tremendous power'. The Guardian
Tues 7 February
RALPH FREEMAN QUARTET FEATURING MARC HADLEY(sx)
Excelling on alto, Marc was the baritone voice of latin dance circuit success 'Viramundo' for eight years, toured with a Jon Taylor big band project, played at the Montreux Festival and since 1997 has recorded two albums as a featured soloist, and another as composer.
Tues 14 February
VIV RODD TRIO & GUESTS
'Dazzling keyboard artistry ... an inspiration.' Jim Mullen.
Viv's played in New York with some of the greats: Sonny Rollins, Clark Terry, Charles Mingus, Roy Eldridge and countless others. He's backed countless top artists in clubs worldwide as well as many jazz artists visiting the West Country. His guests tend to amaze too!!
Tues 21 February
MIKE WESTBROOK - THE VILLAGE BAND PROJECT
Acoustic brass sextet: MIKE BREWER (trumpet), KATE WESTBROOK (tenor horn), SAM SMITH (trombone), MIKE WESTBROOK (euphonium), STAN WILLIS (alto sax) & GARY BAYLEY (tenor sax).
Composer Mike Westbrook brings together a group of south Devon-based musicians to play a wide-ranging repertoire of his compositions and arrangements.
Tues 28 February
TRURO COLLEGE JAZZ ORCHESTRA DIRECTED BY LARRY JOHNS.
Young guns, massive sound. See how they're shaping up under the pressure!!
Tues 7 March
TREVOR WARREN'S DISASSEMBLER
TREVOR WARREN (gt), MARK LOCKHEART (sx), SEB ROCHFORD (dm), DUDLEY PHILLIPS (db), LOZ SPEYER (tp/flgl).
'Disassembler is the latest project to come from the pen of Trevor Warren, bandleader of the world jazz group DEVA. Exploring the electric guitar, Trevor is attempting to bring together all his many influences, from jazz to rock, drum n bass to hip hop, ambient to thrash. This band is none of these things but a reflection of all. With the undeniable quality of the other musicians, this group has a distinctive and powerful presence, quite unlike anything else around today.'
Tues 14 March
Beckett's playing on both trumpet and flügelhorn is characterised by a fluid lyricism shot through with dazzling and sometimes fierce bursts of free inventiveness. He has worked with Graham Collier, Charles Mingus, John Surman, Mike Westbrook, Mike Gibbs, Stan Tracey, Dudu Pukwana and Chris MacGregor's Brotherhood of Breath. He also touched the mainstream during engagements with Ronnie Scott and John Dankworth and made occasional forays into jazz-rock during the late 60s with the Keef Hartley Band.
With RALPH FREEMAN TRIO
Tues 21 March
KRIS GAYLE with VIV RODD TRIO
We should thank our lucky stars that we've got a voice like this, backed by a band like this, right on our doorstep!
Tues 28 March
RALPH FREEMAN TRIO
featuring PETE KUBRYK-TOWNSEND (db)
with SPECIAL GUEST