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2013 - GIGS ON ALTERNATE WEDNESDAY EVENINGS See page with info
WEDNESDAY 29 May 2013, 7.30pm
(At the The Chapel, No.1 Shakespeare Street)
Stratford-upon-Avon Arts festival presents:
Kel Elliott (v & b) Kelvin Leitch (g), Leo Steeds (k) Tom Voce (d)
£7 adv., £8 on door - Buy Tickets: http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/58203
Stratford upon Avon Arts Festival in association with Unity Roots Productions would like to introduce Kel Elliott.
Kel Elliott is a singer and songwriter with the unusual distinction of being a top double bass player. Her songs are upbeat in every sense, lyrically optimistic and musically infectious.
Kel Elliott - More at: https://soundcloud.com/kelelliott
Back to the Stratford Jazz programme
WEDNESDAY 12 June 2013, 8pm
Gilad Atzmon and the Orient House Ensemble - £10 (students, half-price)
Gilad Atzmon (any instrument you can put in your mouth plus ??!!)
Frank Harrison (p) Yaron Stavi (b) Eddie Hick (d)
Another chance to see an established favourite with the Stratford Jazz fans as Gilad returns with his OHE. The latest album “Songs of the Metropolis” was released early this year and has been widely acclaimed by the critics. Pieces from the album are likely to be featured throughout the evening but with Gilad one never knows – just expect the unexpected!
WEDNESDAY 26 June 2013, 8pm (students, half-price)
'The Art Trip' - featuring the music of Art Pepper - £12
Alan Barnes (s) Craig Milverton (p) Al Swainger (b) Nick Millward (d)
Anyone who has listened to the album “The Art Trip” will wish to see this band live. The album is the brainchild of bassist Al Swainger who, apart from playing great bass, booked the band, picked the tunes and transcribed the music. His impeccable choice of musicians could not have been bettered in this exhilarating tribute to one of the all time greats of the jazz world.
Come early for this one!
WEDNESDAY 10 July 2013, 8pm
Stekpanna and the Russians - £8 (students, half-price)
Steve Kershaw (b) Mads Kjolby (g) Petter Svard (d) Leonid Vintskevish (p) Nikola Vintskevish (s)
Always a delight to welcome back this extremely talented group of British/Scandinavian/Russian musicians all combining superbly to provide jazz of the highest standard. They never disappoint with their selection of original works and classic jazz standards from the likes of Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Chick Corea etc.
Summer Break * Summer Break
WEDNESDAY 11 Sept 2013, 8pm
Chris Bowden Quartet - £8 (students, half-price)
Chris Bowden (s) Alcyona Mick (p)*** Ben Markland (b) Neil Bullock (d)
WEDNESDAY 25 Sept 2013, 8pm
Marco Marconi Trio - £8 (students, half-price)
Marco Marconi(p) Andrea Di Biase (b) Enzo Zirilli (d)
WEDNESDAY 9 Oct 2013, 8pm
Casey Greene's Quiver Sextet - £10 (students, half-price)
Line-up yet to be confirmed but Edgar Macias possibly on keys.***
WEDNESDAY 23 Oct 2013, 8pm
Tom Hill's "Funkin' Jazzy Blues Dudes" - £8 (students, half-price)
Tom Hill (b, vocals, harmonica) Phil Bond (p.vocals) Pete Harris (g. vocals) Nick Millward (d. vocals)
WEDNESDAY 13 Nov 2013, 8pm
Greg Abate with BoHop Trio - £10 entrance.
Greg Abate (reeds) Neil Hunter (p) Geoff Pearson (b) Ian Beestin (d)
WEDNESDAY 27 Nov 2013, 8pm
Ben Markland Quintet - £10 (students, half-price)
Ben Markland (b) Chris Bowden (as) Bryan Corbett (t) Pete Harris (g) Neil Bullock (d)
WEDNESDAY 11 Dec 2013, 8pm
Ed Jones Quartet - £10 (students, half-price)
Ed Jones (s) Ross Stanley (p) Riaan Vosloo (b) Tom Gilles (d)
WEDNESDAY 8 Jan 2014, 8pm
Alan Barnes/Bruce Adams front the Tom Hill Trio - £12 (students, half-price)
Alan Barnes (s) Bruce (t) Tom Hill (b) Paul Sawtell (p) Neil Bullock (d)
Off Mansell St. CV37 6NR only 350 yards walk.
Has been FREE! in the evening. Do check!
Update, January 2013: 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.
Here's a link: http://en.parkopedia.co.uk/parking/carpark/mansell_street/cv37/stratford_on_avon
From: firstname.lastname@example.org - (students, half-price)
Tickets by post from:
Stratford Jazz Tickets, 7 Wetherby Way, Stratford CV37 9LU (Cheques to: Stratford Jazz)Please enclose a self-addressed and stamped envelope.
** News from No.1 Shakespeare Street **
Great food menu now available
Brief introduction to Roy’s Special message.
It is a tough time for jazz clubs and musicians with many well established clubs closing. The fact that Stratford Jazz has survived so far is due to our excellent followers who attend and pay the modest but necessary entry charge and contribute to the raffle. It is also due to the generous help from the venue, No1, Shakespeare Street and not least to the superb musicians who give us world-class jazz and accept that Stratford Jazz pays what it can.
For Stratford Jazz to succeed it needs audiences, a venue and people who do things. Like most jazz clubs, Stratford Jazz is totally dependent on the small team who do everything that has to be done. That includes booking and paying bands, organising with the venue at No.1 and sorting the room before each gig, taking entry cash, printing and distributing fliers, running the website, promoting and advertising,
e-mailing subscribers and the press, running the raffle and doing the announcements.
Roy and the team invite the Stratford Jazz audience to read the message below and see how they would like to respond. In short, see who would like to do what.
SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM ROY
Since moving to Stratford some 14 years ago I have thoroughly enjoyed being an avid supporter of Stratford Jazz and I agreed at the end of 2006 to oversee the running of the club for one year only. During this extended one year period we have experienced many changes, possibly the most significant being the move from the White Swan to our superb venue at No.1, Shakespeare Street.
I now wish to offload my responsibilities with Stratford Jazz and plan to do so at the end of this year. This does not mean that I wish to opt out completely, I love the music and will continue to provide support when needed – as will all of the team.
The problem is where does Stratford Jazz go from here? Whoever leads Stratford Jazz in the future will require firm support – I have been most fortunate in having fantastic backing from Mike Heath (website, press, emailing, ad. slideshow etc), Pam and Harry Ratcliffe (leaflets/tickets/door etc) and Brian (raffle) all of whom have reached an age or stage where they feel it would be prudent to hand over their responsibilities sooner rather than later.
During the period to the end of this year I would like members to consider how we best go forward in retaining a live jazz presence in Stratford. Perhaps an open meeting say sometime in May/June time would be a suitable start. Your views on the foregoing would be much appreciated by emailing email@example.com.
May I add that bookings towards the end of this year are well advanced but if Stratford Jazz is to continue beyond this point we need to have the appropriate structure – and people who want to do it - in place to survive.
Along with Mike, Pam and Harry I would like to use the programme this year to show a ‘new team’ what, when and how we do it so that taking up the reins is progressive and easy.
Roy Stevens – April 2013.
Alan Barnes, Brian Corbett & Tom Hill Trio
at Stratford Jazz, See write-up
Stratford, Warwickshire, West Midlands
Stratford Jazz - Roy's Review
THE KIERON GARRETT FUSION QUINTET feat. DAVE O'HIGGINS
AT THE CHAPEL
Wed 22nd May 2013
Kieron Garrett’s excellent trio has appeared for Stratford Jazz previously but on Wednesday evening at the Chapel at No.1, Shakespeare Street we had the added bonus of saxophonist Dave O’Higgins on the front-line. Birmingham born O’Higgins is one of the most versatile jazz musicians around at present which is just as well when fronting Kieron Garrett’s trio as, although Kieron describes his music as fusion, it covers a much wider range.
Kieron Garrett Fusion Quintet feat. Dave O'Higgins
The opening number was the popular jazz standard Beautiful Love which set the tone for the rest of the evening, no strict waltz-timing here but a rumbustious foray of high speed and inventive jazz each member of the team contributing with sparkling solo work. From then on we were treated to a varied programme of music from the likes of Shorter, Corea, Parker etc interspersed with some of Kieron’s funky originals.
Kieron Garrett is a confident and creative leader on piano, robust and groovy/funky at times and then developing some quite sensitive themes in pure Bill Evans mode. Mike Pratt on electric-bass is the Jaco Pastorius of the band – a sustained strong strident beat and some fine solo work to boot. Pete Cumber on drums is the rock – prodigious work rate, never flashy and the consummate professional throughout.
The star of the evening was Dave O’Higgins on both tenor and soprano saxophones. Since bursting onto the jazz scene in the 1980s in the soul/sax style of Grover Washington he has ventured into acoustic jazz, electric music and funk but to me he is the complete neo-bop saxophonist. Immediately he picks up his saxophone he positively bristles with ideas which are executed with remarkable fluency. The influences of great saxophonists like Parker, Coltrane and Gordon are abundantly clear but make no mistake Dave O’Higgins is his own man and can stand his ground with anyone.
Kieron Garrett made a great decision when combining Dave O’Higgins with his fusion trio. The Stratford Jazz audience certainly thought so when demanding an encore which turned out to be a rousing rendition of Billy Cobham’s Red Baron – the perfect finale.
Stratford Jazz holds two concerts a month at the Chapel for more information visit visit www.stratfordjazz.org.uk
Roy Stevens – 23/05/13
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