APRIL 2015
Zoe Rahman Trio
Mobo award winning pianist and composer Zoe Rahman will be playing some new trio and solo material, as well as music from her highly acclaimed Kindred Spirits album. This album, released in 2012, is a powerful portrait of her combined English, Irish and Bengali heritage. As well as touring internationally with her own band, Zoe has toured extensively with Courtney Pine, Jerry Dammers’ Spatial AKA Orchestra and “Way to Blue: the songs of Nick Drake” among many other projects.
Tickets £17/£12*

John Etheridge’s Sweet Chorus
Now celebrating their 16th year together John Etheridge’s Sweet Chorus was originally formed as a personal tribute by John to his mentor and inspiration Stephane Grappelli with whom he worked for 5 years in the 1970s and early 1980s. Taking its cue from the Hot Club of France, the legendary group that featured Grappelli and Django Reinhardt, the quartet features John’s dazzling guitar work and the scintillating violin of Chris Garrick. The relationship of these two has been described as one of the most potent in European jazz and backed up by the propulsive drive of Kelbie and Crowdy the band produces breathtaking sallies through repertoire both old and contemporary. A must for all fans of melodically based inspired, swinging acoustic jazz.
Tickets £19/£14*

Gilad Atzmon and the Orient House Ensemble: The Whistle Blower Tour
Gilad Atzmon and the Orient House Ensemble, renowned for their unique mix of jazz, folk and Arab music, are releasing their 8th album, The Whistle Blower. The band has been touring for nearly 15 years, gaining a reputation as one of leading ensembles on the European jazz scene, with their firebrand performances, packed with drama, luscious harmonies and wit. Well known to audiences at Watermill Jazz, Gilad features on the new Pink Floyd CD. You can listen to the Orient House Ensemble’s award-winning albums, but seeing the band live is an experience not to be missed.
Tickets £17/£12*

Tony Kinsey Quartet

A founder member of the John Dankworth Seven, Tony Kinsey makes a first time appearance at Watermill Jazz. Long regarded as one of Britain's finest jazz drummers and composers, Tony has led various quartet and quintet line-ups, as well as his Big Band and the Kinsey/Dankworth Orchestra. He has worked with many of the world's jazz greats, including Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Lena Horne, Sarah Vaughan, Oscar Peterson, Ben Webster, Clark Terry, Sweets Edison and many more. Tony's multi-faceted musical career extends from jazz player to composer of music in many genres, ranging from films and television, as well as works for full Symphony orchestra and chamber groups. In an evening of swinging music, the quartet will play a mixture of standards, bebop and original music.
Tickets £17/£12*

Steve Fishwick Sextet

The band was formed soon after Steve's twin brother Matt came back to reside in the UK in 2010, after living in New York for five years. Steve was struck by the change in Matt's playing and the new influences that he had assimilated, which kick-started an ongoing process of re-evaluation, listening, practising and writing by Steve. This resulted in an album ‘The Outer Periphery’ being recorded last November at Derek Nash’s studio. Music will be played from the CD, available on the evening, which features mainly original compositions from Steve, as well as pieces from diverse sources including Ornette Coleman, Tom Harrell and an Aria from Tosca by Puccini.
Tickets £18/£13*