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WEDNESDAY 12 March 2014, 8pm
John Law’s BOINK! - - £10 (Students ½-price)
**Jazz Services/Arts Council.
John Law (keys) Rob Palmer (g) Laurie Lowe (d)
Now for something completely different!
John Law’s new project, exploring electronic sounds and effects with drum grooves. Spontaneous group interaction between keyboards and guitar, coming out of pre-composed electronic music scores. Underpinned by propulsive drum grooves, jazz, rock,ambient, electronic. The music will be performed in front of a screen, showing live, interactive visuals, using artwork specially put together for this tour.
John Law: keyboards, effects /
Rob Palmer: guitar, effects /
Lloyd Haines: drums /
Patrick Dunn: live visuals
John Law: “One of this country’s most imaginative young pianists” The Times
“When he records for ECM he'll become a star” Jazzthethik, Germany
“technical bravura with crystal clear, fast passagework coupled with a sovereign command over everything that is pianistically possible. You wonder if there is actually anything that this pianist cannot do.” Jazz Podium, Germany
Boink!:"Impressively intricate drum patterns.. atmospheric picture-painting,... fast moving, upbeat riffs.. Take a listen.. you'll be hooked!" http://adrianspallant.wordpress.com/2013/11/06/live-at-the-blue-boar-john-laws-boink/
Here's the new video link, giving people a taster of what they will be doing:
and here is the music on Soundcloud:
And here's a review from the first Boink! gig of the tour, in Bath:
'Live at the Blue Boar' (CD cover)
WEDNESDAY 26 March 2014, 8pm
Maciek Pysz Trio £10 (Students ½-price)
**Jazz Services/Arts Council.
Maciek Pysz (g) Yuri Goloubev (b) Asaf Sirkis (d)
Stratford Jazz fans now have the opportunity to see this extraordinary musician in the flesh, supported by double bass maestro Yuri Goloubev and the impeccable Asaf Sirkis on drums. Not to be missed!
Maciek’s debut album, “Insight” has met with wide acclaim from the jazz critics:-
“A highly satisfying and often beautiful album” – Ian Mann (The Jazz Mann)
“Well produced and beautifully performed album” – Al Ryan (London News)
“Gorgeous sound …highly recommended” – Mary James (OnlyJazzBlog)
WEDNESDAY 9 April 2014, 8pm
Phil Robson's New Organ Trio - £12 (Students ½-price) **Jazz Services
Phil Robson (g) Ross Stanley (org) Gene Calderazzo (d).
Stratford Jazz regulars will have vivid memories of Phil Robson’s previous appearance at the Chapel when his Immeasurable Code Quintet gave a blistering performance to a full house in September 2012.
Phil now brings his new organ trio to the Chapel as part of his UK tour. Ross Stanley, a great favourite of Stratford Jazz fans, tonight features on the Hammond Organ with the astonishing powerhouse versatility of Gene Calderazzo on drums.
This quality line-up cannot help but impress in what promises to be one of the best gigs of the year.
“Gene Calderazzo is the best post-bop drummer in the country”.
Tom Barlow – Jazzwize Magazine.
Phil Robson's Organ Trio info (opens as a PDF)
Phil Robson's Organ Trio Blogs (opens as a PDF)
See website : http://philrobson.net/news/hello-world/
WEDNESDAY 23 April 2014, 8pm
Tony Kofi with the BoHoP Trio. £10 (Students ½-price)
Tony Kofi (reeds) Neil Hunter (p) Geoff Pearson (b) Ian Beestin (d)
A welcome back to the Chapel to Tony Kofi (left) one of the finest jazz saxophonists on the UK jazz scene at the present time. Tony’s previous appearance at the Chapel was with Chris Biscoe at the Stratford Music Festival in 2010 when they did a stirring tribute to the legendary Eric Dolphy.
Tonight Tony fronts the BoHoP trio who earned some generous plaudits from the Stratford Jazz fans when they accompanied Greg Abate last October.
An evening of high quality bebop jazz is on the agenda with many jazz classics being the order of the day.
WEDNESDAY 14 May 2014, 8pm
THE ORIENT QUARTET £10 (Students ½-price)
Steve Waterman (t) Steve Kershaw (b) Dan Messore (g) Gethin Jones (d)
A newly formed band that is causing quite a stir on the jazz circuit which will come as no surprise when one studies the stellar line-up.
Legendary is a much overworked word but I do not think this is so when describing trumpeter Steve Waterman who is one of the most respected jazz musicians both at home and on the international scene.
Steve Kershaw needs no introduction to Stratford Jazz – well known for his stimulating appearances with Stekpanna and his fellow musicians from Russia.
Dan Messore a jazz guitarist of the highest quality – described by Peter Quinn of Jazzwise as “a formidable improviser with an assured sense of narrative ebb and flow”.
Add probably the best jazz drummer to come out of Wales in Gethin Jones and you get a jazz quartet to die for.
WEDNESDAY 28 May 2014, 8pm
TOM HILL’S ZZBop £10 (Students ½-price)
Tom Hill (b) Ian Ellis (s) Craig Milverton (p) Nick Millward (d)
It’s been some time since this excellent band visited Stratford Jazz although Tom, Craig and Nick have all made quite a number of appearances with different groups.
I think Ian Ellis is one of the best UK jazz saxophonists around and is undoubted talents are somewhat underrated. Expect a feast of hard bebop jazz with classic jazz standards and some original works from Tom and Craig.
WEDNESDAY 16 June 2014, 8pm
NIC MEIER QUARTET £10 (Students ½-price)
Nic Meier (guitar/glissentar) Kevin Glasgow (b) Demi Garcia (per)
Laurence Lowe (d)
Nic Meier is one of the jazz world’s most progressive and exciting guitarists. Tonight he makes a welcome re-appearance to Stratford Jazz in a programme featuring his latest album “Kismet”.
As a composer/arranger he mixes influences from Turkey, central Europe, Iberia and the Americas in what promises to be a jazz evening with a difference. Look out for the Flamenco treatment given to Coltrane’s “Giant Steps”.
A gig not to be missed!
WEDNESDAY 25 June 2014, 8pm
JON DALTON TRIO £10 (Students ½-price)
Jon Dalton (g) John-Paul Gard (organ) Toby Perret (d)
UK born but now based in Los Angeles Jon Dalton visits the UK for a short tour. Accompanied by Hammond-Organ virtuoso John-Paul Gard and the talented Toby Perret on drums the trio’s music is vibrant, exciting, organic and alive. At times smooth and then driven and full of fire and groove.
“The playing is strong and convincing throughout; these guys can really deliver…” Hammondjazz.com
** News from No.1 Shakespeare Street **
Great food menu now available
Tapas-Burgers-Salad Menu until 8:30pm
Alan Barnes, Brian Corbett & Tom Hill Trio
at Stratford Jazz, See write-up
Stratford, Warwickshire, West Midlands
Stratford Jazz - Review
By Roy Stevens 26/02/2014
DUNCAN EAGLES/MARK PERRY QUINTET AT THE CHAPEL.
Duncan Eagles first appeared for Stratford Jazz some six years ago with a very youthful band named The Jazz Funk Collective. I recall being very impressed by his mature saxophone playing and predicted that he was going places in the jazz world. I am pleased to say that Duncan has fulfilled the promise having forged quite a reputation since, particularly for his leadership of the brilliant trio Partikel.
His new partnership with trumpeter Mark Perry has resulted in an impressive album Road Ahead which presents a set of original compositions by Duncan and Mark which were first aired at the London Jazz Festival in 2012.
The new quintet appeared at the Chapel at No.1, Shakespeare Street on Wednesday evening and immediately endeared themselves to the audience with a repertoire mainly from the album which featured contemporary and ambitious bebop. This accomplished ensemble was completed with Sam Leak on piano a long time associate of Mark Perry’s and a leader of his own band Aquarius .The impeccable Mark Luthert, who featured with Duncan on Partikel was on bass and the resourceful Chris Nickolls took the drum chair.
Mark Perry’s composition Flip of a Coin opened the proceedings and immediately gave us a flavour of what we were in for – a cohesive front line of trumpet and tenor with imaginative and melodic solos from the front-liners. Not that the front-liners had things all their own way with the soloing as strong contributions from piano, bass and drums were very much in evidence. However, it was in the up-tempo numbers that really roused the audience, Mark Perry’s GT with its muscular rock influences and Duncan Eagles lively Barter’s Band displaying some hard bebop ensemble work very much in the Parker/Gillespie fashion.
Most of the excellent programme consisted of material written by Duncan Eagles and Mark Perry tunes that, though adapted for the contemporary jazz idiom, were tuneful and accessible. I hope this young band stays together for some time in the future as I believe there is much more to come.
Stratford Jazz presents a jazz programme with a difference on Wednesday evening, 12th March when pianist John Law brings his trio ‘BOINK’ to the Chapel. With the magnificent Rob Palmer on guitars and Laurie Lowe (who works with Robert Mitchell’s Panacea) on drums this promises to be an evening of contemporary jazz interspersed with a lot of fun. For more information on this and future gigs visit www.stratfordjazz.org.uk.
Roy Stevens 26/02/2014
Stratford Jazz - Review
by Roy Stevens, 23/01/2014
T G COLLECTIVE AT THE CHAPEL
I first encountered this Midlands based band some eight years ago, at that time they were a gypsy jazz guitar trio who mightily impressed me with their wide ranging repertoire – anything from Django to Horace Silver and beyond. On Wednesday evening they appeared at the Chapel at No.1, Shakespeare Street having grown into a larger and very interesting outfit. The two central Spanish guitars of Jamie Fekete and Sam Slater are now combined in an unusual mix with the flute of Holly Jones, the clarinet of Lluis Mather, Louis Robinson on violin, Chris Mapp on double-bass and Tom Chapman on percussion.
It is little wonder that this band has built up such a strong following particularly with their live performances as the eclectic range of influences is delivered with such style and intensity.
James Fekete and Sam Slater are the driving force behind TGC providing a pounding rhythmic gypsy backing and contributing to many of the bands original scores. Their duo guitar work on Homage was quite stunning and certainly a worthy tribute to Bach’s Chaconne in D Minor.
Every member of TGC plays a major part – terrific interplay and soloing from Holly Jones on flute and Tom Chapman on percussion on Escape From Girona – poignant improvising from Chris Mapp on Cole Porter’s Night and Day and Lluis Mather and Louis Robinson excelling in both ensemble and solo pieces.
This was a most enjoyable concert with seven individually talented musicians combining superbly, I was mightily impressed once more.
Two leading lights of Midlands jazz lead a very accomplished quartet on Wednesday, 12th February when Stratford Jazz brings Bryan Corbett and Chris Dodd to the Chapel. Their new album Green has been received with critical acclaim and a full house is anticipated. For more information on this and future concerts visit www.stratfordjazz.org.uk.
Off Mansell St. CV37 6NR only 350 yards walk.
Has been FREE! in the evening. Do check!
Update, February 2014: We understand that for anyone who arrives in the evening,
after the booth attendant has left and after the car park patroller has been (probably by 6.30 p.m.), the parking is free.
If there is no-one there to pay, you are okay, we are told.
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Kenilworth Jazz Club
Monday 7th April, £6, 8pm
The Dixie Strollers
"The Dixie Strollers are a young six piece jazz band in the Dixie/New Orleans style of the 1920s-50s, made up of students from two of the top music conservatories in London. Between them the band have played in all of the major London jazz venues including Ronnie Scott’s, The Vortex, and the 606 Jazz Club, as well as at the London Jazz Festival, Royal Albert Hall and many others.."
Kenilworth Rugby Football Club
Thursday 27th March 2014. 7:45pm
Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra with Clare Teal
£13 before, £15 on door
Methodist Central Hall, Ablewell Street,
Walsall SW1 9EQ. 7:45pm 27/3/14