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   APRIL 2016
 
Freddie Gavita Quintet presents the music of Clifford Brown
A joyful, informative and swinging ride through the life and music of trumpet legend Clifford Brown. This dream line-up pays homage to the great man and his tragically short career, playing some of his classic arrangements from the Max Roach Quintet amongst others.
www.freddiegavita.com
Tickets £18/£13*

 
Corrie Dick Band of Joy featuring Ed Begley
An innovative presence on the UK music scene, Glaswegian Corrie Dick (crowned BBC's "Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year" in 2013) is a musician recognised for his fluency, gritty sound and reckless abandon on the drum kit. Featured in the March 2016 issue of Jazzwise magazine, Corrie in recent years has caused a stir in the UK and European jazz scene with his prolific and diverse activity, receiving praise from fellow musicians, press, venues and fans alike. He has studied traditional music in Ghana and Morocco, where the rhythm is rich and layered, and also in his home land of Scotland, where rhythm and melody have melded for centuries. Here he leads his powerhouse group of young jazz superstars. Prepare yourself for a euphoric set of melodic compositions, performed with engaging good humour.
www.corriedick.com
Tickets £18/£13*

 
Alan Barnes, Gilad Atzmon and the Lowest Common Denominator
Despite their different backgrounds and approaches, Alan Barnes and Gilad Atzmon share a passion for performance and a belief that a jazz audience is not there to be educated, but to be entertained. The two virtuoso reed players also share a healthy sense of competition. Says Barnes: “I love our gladiatorial, or even Giladiatorial exchanges; the music is lit by shafts of wit- as the Reverend Spooner would have said”. Atzmon concurs: “I like few things better than playing a good set with Alan, and then shaking him warmly by the throat.” The two men promise to give the American Songbook a good shaking, dropping fruits of bop and post-bop and fermenting with outrageous originals from deep in the barrel.
www.gilad.co.uk www.alanbarnesjazz.com
Tickets £19/£14*

 
Mark Nightingale Big Band

Comprised of the absolute cream of the UK’s jazz and studio musicians, and fronted by trombonist Mark Nightingale, this is a band that places as much emphasis on incredibly tight ensemble-work as great soloists. Their repertoire is a mix of well-loved standards and accessible Nightingale originals, all arranged by Mark. The band has been a regular and popular visitor to Watermill Jazz at Aviva Social Club over the years, culminating in a memorable concert with Alan Broadbent in 2014, and should send us on our way to the new venue in style!
www.mark-nightingale.co.uk
Tickets £21/£16*