Details of musicians appearing at St Ives Jazz Club between September & December follow (also added to gig list)...|
ST IVES JAZZ CLUB at the WESTERN HOTEL Royal Square, St Ives
Doors open 8pm. Music 9pm-11.15pm
For more info, call 01736 798061 or 796082.
Tues 26 September
SAM COOMBES (sx), ROB CHAPMAN (pn), MAURO GARGANO (db), FREDERIC DELESTRE (dm)
Post-Bop jazz with compositional originality, stylistic variety and explosive energy. Their energy and virtuosity has won them a growing legion of fans Europe-wide and the quartet has become one of the dynamic young groups to watch for on the international scene.
Tues 3 October
RALPH FREEMAN QUARTET & GUESTS
St Ives Jazz Club founder, Ralph has worked with many of the great names in British jazz. MARCUS VERGETTE (db), ROBBY BROKENSHIRE (dm) & GUESTS
Tues 10 October
TEMPO da FESTA
A band dedicated to jazz with an extreme Latin and funk overtone, driven by percussionist Pete Turner and his array of bells, whistles, hand drums and berimbau. The rhythm section is powered by Pete Kubryk-Townsend (db) and Terry Rodd (dm). A rich veneer of tunes and chords are added by Marc Hadley (fl & sx) and Guy Gardner (pn).
Tues 17 October
DEIRDRE CARTWRIGHT BAND
DEIRDRE CARTWRIGHT (gt), ALISON RAYNER (db/bg), BUSTER BIRCH (dm), SARAH P (vo)
Welcome return of this imaginative and consumate guitarist and composer. Deirdre Cartwright combines influences from classical piano to Hendrix, and fronts one of the most exciting live bands currently touring the UK. 'She is a most remarkable musician, having an apparently effortless command of the instrument, the ability to dip in and out of just about any style.' Dave Gelly, The Observer. 'Intensely hip, groovy, accessible and atmospheric.' Musician magazine.
Tues 24 October
THEO TRAVIS with RALPH FREEMAN TRIO
'Tenor sax and flute player, composer and innovator of ambient electronics, Travis has that elusive aura that generates instant respect. He is also a generous leader who creates plenty of space for other players to shine ... superb.' The Oxford Times
Tues 31 October
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.
Tues 7 November
RALPH FREEMAN TRIO with MARC HADLEY (sx)
Ralph and the trio present new compositions and arrangements.
Tues 14 November
TIM RICHARDS TRIO
Leading jazz pianist Tim Richards plays his own brand of swinging jazz and blues in a reunion with his original trio, featuring Pete Kubryk Townsend (db) and ex-Jazz Jamaica drummer Kenrick Rowe. For this gig the trio will feature a mixture of originals with tunes by some of Tim's favourite pianists, including Horace Silver, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk and Gene Harris. 'Swings enough to make you want to kick the cat.' Musician Magazine
Tues 21 November
GEOFF EALES TRIO
ROY BABBINGTON (db), MARK FLETCHER (dm)
'A gifted, totally uncategorisable pianist-composer who burns with terrifying passion for the music. He used to sit in the hot seat with the BBC Big Band from where he would launch a piano solo like a scud missile ... sheer mind blowing inventiveness.' Chrissie Murray, Jazz at Ronnie Scott's. 'An exceptional piano trio, playing an unusual and varied repertoire with an uncanny level of skill and commitment.' Alyn Shipton, The Times. 'Phenomenally accomplished.' Dave Gelly, The Observer.
Tues 28 November
ALLISON NEALE QUARTET
DAVE CLIFF (gt), SIMON THORPE (db), MATT SKELTON (dm)
A beautifully fluent and inventive player on both alto sax and flute, Alison plays in a strongly melodic 'West Coast' style reminiscent of her main influences, Paul Desmond and Art Pepper. Her album 'Melody Express', was named CD of the week by 'The Observer'.
Tues 5 December
LED BIB QUINTET
A whirlwind of sound blasts, grooves and raw jazz, causing a stir on the London music scene, this young quintet have the integrity, energy and skill to blow the cobwebs off any cynic: a combination of wild spontaneity, arresting composition, soaring improvisation and moments of yearning lyricism. 'Exciting, loopy, admirably raucous at times, and packed with improvising talent.' Eddie Parker,
Tues 12 December
KRIS GAYLE with VIV RODD TRIO
It's been a while since we¹ve had the undeniable pleasure, so it'll be all the sweeter for that.
Tues 19 December
XMAS PARTY GALA NIGHT with MUSICIANS GALORE
GUESTS, SURPRISES, LATE BAR AND BUFFET.
Tues 26 December
KEN CHURCH QUINTET
featuring HARRY FULCHER (sx), MARCUS VERGETTE (db), DHEVDAS NAIR (pn)
Before moving to the South West, Ken played with - among others - Alan Skidmore, Bryan Spring (Stan Tracey's drummer before son Clark took over); Don Rendell, Graham Bond, Dick Heckstall-Smith. Strongly influenced by Milt Jackson, for him, 'The power of swing is THE thing!' Dexterity in abundance and energy to spare.
ST IVES JAZZ CLUB - KEEPING IT LIVE EVERY TUESDAY SINCE 1998
For more info, call 01736 798061 or 796082.