OCTOBER 2017
Dave Liebman/Richie Beirach

Dave Liebman and Richie Beirach have been performing together for nearly 50 years. Dozens of recordings feature the two artists in duo, with Dave Liebman’s first group Lookout Farm, and with the classic Quest quartet. They share a deep harmonic understanding, combining aspects of 20th century classical music and jazz. They will be playing material from their latest recording titled Balladscapes which features standards and original compositions.
Tickets £25/£20*

Kate Williams’ Four Plus Three meets Georgia Mancio

Award-winning vocalist/lyricist Georgia Mancio and composer/pianist Kate Williams continue their long standing musical partnership with ‘Finding Home’ - a collection of songs old and new, uniquely arranged for trio, string quartet and voice. The concertv evening brings together Kate’s original writing for string quartet, as heard on her acclaimed album Four Plus Three, and Georgia’s lyrics, which are showcased on her recent album Songbook with double Grammy-winning pianist/composer Alan Broadbent. Kate’s writing and arranging integrates the sound palette of the Guastalla String Quartet and jazz trio, with sustained textures and strong grooves, and the line-up provides a wealth of interesting instrumental possibilities.
Tickets £21/£16*

Nat Steele’s ‘Portrait of the MJQ’

Vibraphonist Nat Steele’s new ensemble is a swinging take on the music of one of the most successful and influential small jazz groups of the 20th century, the Modern Jazz Quartet (MJQ). The concert will feature tunes from Nat’s debut album Portrait Of The MJQ , released this September, among them stellar favourites such as ‘Django’, ‘Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise’, ‘Bags Groove’, and a complete performance of ‘La Ronde Suite’.
Tickets £19/£14*

Dave O’Higgins Quartet

A popular figure on the UK and international jazz scene for 30 years, Dave O’Higgins’ saxophone sound is highly personal and recognisable. His playing is always melodic, but he has a great sense of adventure too. He’s inspired by all the iconic sax players from Charlie Parker, Dexter Gordon, John Coltrane and Joe Henderson through to Stanley Turrentine and Michael Brecker. The quartet is unashamed to swing, drawing on the blues, great harmonies and an extensive jazz vocabulary.
Tickets £19/£14*

Nikki Yeoh-Solo Gemini

Since her emergence on the British jazz scene in the mid-1990s, pianist Nikki Yeoh, winner of the 2017 Jazz FM Instrumentalist of the Year Award, has proved to be an improviser, composer and all-round adventurer who has continually sought to broaden her musical horizons. Nikki started composing aged 5 in the hallway at her Nan’s council flat in 1970s Islington, sitting on A to Zs that boosted the height of her piano stool so that she could reach the keys. The concert will feature music from Nikki’s long awaited debut album Solo Gemini, with tracks inspired by an eclectic mix of influences from Hermeto Pascoal to John Cage.
Tickets £18/£13*