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   OCTOBER 2018
 
Sue Richardson Quintet
Jazz Immortal – the music of Clifford Brown


Following the huge success of Sue Richardson’s recent Chet Baker show ‘Too Cool’, trumpeter/singer Sue has turned the spotlight onto another of her musical heroes, the legendary Clifford Brown. Sue’s in-depth research has resulted in an engaging narrative, following Brown’s meteoric rise to stardom and his sudden end at a tragically early ago. With Jazz Immortal, the 1954 album he made with Zoot Simms, Clifford Brown really came to prominence. Sue’s show features her arrangements of that album and also spotlights standards he played with some of the greatest singers of the day like Sarah Vaughan and Dinah Washington. She also features a touching ballad Clifford wrote for his wife La Rue. This is a repertoire of the very best of 1950’s jazz.
www.suerichardson.biz
Tickets £20/£15*

 
Espen Eriksen Trio with Andy Sheppard

When the Espen Eriksen Trio embarked on their first full scale UK tour in May 2016, saxophonist Andy Sheppard joined them for two concerts in London. From the first note it was clear that this was a perfect match and they have now recorded their first album together on Norwegian label Rune Gramafon. This concert will showcase music from the album Perfectly Unhappy, recently released in May 2018, which features new pieces by Espen, written especially for the group.
www.espeneriksentrio.com
andysheppard.co.uk
Tickets £20/£15*
 

 
Gabrielle Ducomble Quintet’

London-based singer and composer Gabrielle Ducomble is known for her performances of Parisian style jazz and tango. She moved from her native Belgium to London following success reaching the final of the French Idol competition in 2003. Tonight, Gabrielle presents her self-penned album Across the Bridge interspersed with tunes by Piaf, Brel, Legrand, Piazolla and other classics. With Gabrielle’s natural charm and sophistication, expect an evening that celebrates the classic French chanson with contemporary style, artistry and joie de vivre.
gabrielleducomble.com
Tickets £20/£15*

 
Nigel Price Organ Trio with Vasilis Xenopoulos

Nigel Price who led his organ trio to pick up the 2010 Parliamentary Jazz Award for ‘best jazz ensemble’, as well as ‘best small group’ in the 2017 British Jazz Award, is one of the most highly regarded and in demand guitarists on the UK jazz scene today. The trio will be joined by UK sax virtuoso Vasilis Xenopoulos, who on an international level has appeared with top performers such as sensational pianists Hiromi, and Jason Lindner. “There’s an exhilarating tight-loose swing and old-school honestly about Price’s brand of soul-bop that leaves you panting” – Mojo.
www.nigelprice.biz
www.vasilisx.com
Tickets £19/£14*

 
Phronesis

Award-winning Anglo-Scandinavian trio Phronesis have been one of the most talked-about and acclaimed European bands over the past decade. Through their seven studio and live albums, the trio have built a worldwide reputation for the melodic fluency of their writing, muscular sound and visceral musical interplay. We Are All, the band’s latest studio album, offers plenty of emotional range and musical richness and seeks to focus attention on an important message of togetherness and balance. Formed in 2005, Phronesis have captured the hearts of audiences around the world, with their engaging grooves, irresistible rhythmic energy and breathtaking group interplay.
www.phronesismusic.com
Tickets £20/£15*