APRIL 2014
Frank Harrison Trio
The award winning pianist, a longstanding member of Gilad Atzmon’s Orient House Ensemble, returns to the club with his new trio. The concert is part of a UK tour to celebrate the release of Frank’s latest CD, which is to be officially launched the following week at London’s Pizza Express on the 10th April.. Mixing new compositions with twists on standards, the music is original, varied and imbued with texture and colour. "Lucid, intelligent, spacious and beautifully controlled explorations" – Jazzwise.
Tickets £17/£12*

Omar Puente’s Latin Jazz Quartet
Cuban violinist Omar Puente's Latin Jazz Quartet is a unique combination of sonorities and styles resulting from his many years of experience playing with musicians like Tito Puentes, Eddy Palmieri, Courtney Pine, Rubén González and Winton Marsalis. In this concert Omar will include pieces from his forthcoming new album Best Foot Forward. This is rhythmic jazz with strong Afro-Cuban roots played by a classic quartet.
Tickets £19/£14*

Ken Peplowski & Julian Marc Stringle
with the Craig Milverton Trio

A first time concert appearance here at Watermill Jazz by American Ken Peplowski, who is joined by Julian Marc Stringle, a child prodigy clarinettist who made his television debut at age 14 with Acker Bilk and Roy Castle. These two world class musicians are accompanied by the master of swing piano Craig Milverton and his trio. With over 20 albums for Concord Records, Ken will be making a first album with Julian at the end of this UK tour. The repertoire for both our concert and the recording will be in the idiom of Goodman and De Franco, with some originals thrown in.
Tickets £19/£14*

Kate Williams Septet

The band will be playing pieces from their acclaimed album 'Made Up' as well as new tunes and arrangements which Kate Williams has written specially for this spring nationwide UK tour. “ ‘Made Up’ is a striking summation and reflection of Kate Williams' singular gifts. With trio, quartet and quintet albums behind her, she stretches to a seven-piece for her fourth album and the expanded palette of sounds is a thrilling vehicle for her evolving and unusual musical imagination. The set ranges from the almost comically quirky ‘Climbing Up Falling Down’ and the elegiac ‘Untitled Peace Piece’ to the twisted samba ‘For Eliane’ and the epic title track. The playing is first-class throughout with drummer Tristan Mailliot particularly in tune with every nuance of Williams' tumbling invention.” Chris Ingham, Mojo, September 2011.
Tickets £20/£15*