Andy Hague Quintet Wed 22 May 2019 20:00 £12 (£6 Students)
Bristol-based Andy recently performed at Stratford Jazz as part of the Sound of Blue Note. This time we will get a dynamic mix of Andy's original compositions and lesser known standards. "Bristles with energy, fun and great grooves -and swings like a very swinging thing too" -All About Jazz
Andy Hague (trumpet)Ben Waghorn (sax)Jim Blomfield (piano)Chris Jones (bass)Mark Whitlam (drums)
Returning to the UK from California! Given 4 stars by DownBeat and described by The Examiner as "lustrous in any language - a vocalist who clarifies every note within a hair's breath”, multi-lingual vocalist Allison Adams Tucker creates a unique travel memoir in music with jazz driven songs that span countries and genres in 6 languages. LondonJazzNews — "Marvellous articulation, great tonal accuracy, and dynamic drive."
Featuring: Allison Adams Tucker – vocal Matt Carter - piano/keyboard Jim Rintoul – double bass Jon Clark – percussion/drums
Born in San Diego to classically trained musical parents, Allison started singing before she could speak and began performing in front of audiences at age 5. Growing up on the border with Mexico, Allison was exposed to intermingling cultures, and her love for languages and world cultures also began at an early age. Allison's vocal palette has been colored by her experience in a variety of musical genres throughout her life, from classical to punk rock and even a cappella Elizabethan madrigals, and in 2005 she found her home in jazz.
Adams Tucker returned to New York City this last January to record her upcoming fourth album RETRO Trilogy, where she revisits her musical history with modern jazz re-imaginings of the 1970s, 80s, and 90s. Think "old school meets the digital age". The album is scheduled for release early 2020.
Allison's voice can be heard on national commercials and on the video game "The Saboteur" soundtrack singing French jazz in the company of Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Madeleine Peyroux, and others. This has resulted in a cult following by a typically "non-jazz listening" gamer audience, pushing her interpretation of "La Vie En Rose” into the top downloads on iTunes, Pandora, and Spotify worldwide.
Allison has entertained audiences in Japan, Europe, Mexico, and the US, including the Blue Note New York, Ronnie Scott's London, San Jose Jazz Fest, Herb Alpert's Vibrato Los Angeles, The Jazz Kitchen Indianapolis, Tula's Seattle, Idyllwild Jazz in the Pines Festival, Hawaii Jazz & Blues Fest, Takatsuki Jazz Street Festival Osaka, Body & Soul Tokyo, Le Baiser Salé Paris, Music Inn Rome, Lucca Jazz Donna Festival Tuscany, among others. www.AllisonAdamsTucker.com facebook | Instagram | twitter
Four musicians that have each taken diverse and successful paths (respectively) re-unite for a very special evening this June. Starace, Tromans, Green and Perrins are longtime friends who began their careers studying jazz in the Midlands. Tommaso Starace, a native of Italy, soon became one of the most in demand front men on an international scope. With several recordings under his own name, Starace has risen swiftly in the London Jazz scene. Steve Tromans has a staggering record of over 6000 performances nationally and internationally. However, he has still found time to undertake his doctoral research in music. Mike Green, one of the most in demand musicians in the Midlands, is equally comfortable at an intimate jazz club or major jazz event. After performing at the Montreal Jazz Festival Mike went on to perform with Dame Shirley Bassey, and was also featured with Jamie Cullum at the BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall. Mitch Perrins, originally from the UK, resided in New York city for a total of 10 years after obtaining his Artist Visa. During that period leading his own group, The Atlantic Quartet, Mitch showcased his original works at major jazz venues throughout the USA, including Smalls Jazz Club NY, The Iridium Jazz Club NY, and the Gene Harris Jazz Festival in Boise.
Steve Tromans (piano)Mike Green (bass)Mitch Perrins (drums)Tommasso Starace
Rob Luft & Dave O Higgins Wed 11 Sept 2019 20:00 £12 (£6 Students)