FEBRUARY 2014
Pete Cater Big Band

Since its inception in 1995 the Pete Cater Big Band has carved out an international reputation for playing some of the very best high energy contemporary swinging big band music in the world today. “One of the greatest bands I have ever worked with in my entire life” – Buddy Greco. Pete Cater came to prominence as the regular drummer for vocalist Elaine Delmar, going on to work with Don Lusher in his big band and also the Best of British Jazz Star Sextet, replacing the legendary Ronnie Verrell. The band will be mainly performing their Buddy Rich repertoire, with Pete also including a selection of tracks off their albums and possibly one or two wild cards from his 30 plus years of leading big bands.
Tickets £22/£17*

Bryan Corbett & Chris Dodd - Green Quartet

Award winning trumpeter Bryan Corbett a regular special guest with Krakow’s famous jazz-funk outfit ‘Funk de Nite, met multi-instrumentalist Chris Dodd as members of jazz-hiphop outfit, Us3. For this concert with their newly formed quartet, they will perform original music from their self-produced album entitled Green, as well as interpretations of jazz classics. The CD was recorded by Bryan and Chris as the sole performers, with a varied programme of modern jazz, ranging from ballads and straight ahead jazz originals to jazz fusion with electronic touches.
Tickets £17/£12*

Kieron Garrett Quartet featuring Dave O’Higgins
Pianist, composer and jazz educator Kieron Garrett makes a first time appearance at Watermill Jazz with his own quartet, featuring the popular Dave O’Higgins.This will be an evening of original jazz, funk and fusion by Kieron, plus some classics from the likes of Weather Report, Steps Ahead and Billy Cobham.
Tickets £17/£12*

Cloudmakers Trio

Jim Hart has established himself as one of the premier creative jazz musicians of his generation in the UK. In demand on both drums and vibraphone his creative output has been heralded in the international jazz press as being unique and forward thinking, whilst holding a firm foot in many of jazz’s great traditions, from both the American and European schools. He has twice been nominated in the Downbeat Readers Poll. The trio plays original music that lies somewhere between New York's 'downtown' sound and the modern European tradition, featuring his regular sparring partner Dave Smith on drums, and US born, London resident Michael Janisch on bass. Born out of a collaboration with New York trumpeter Ralph Alessi, with whom they recorded a live album for Whirlwind Recordings, the trio have developed their sound exploring music which is rhythmically intricate whilst driving but which also encompasses abstract and soulful textures.
Tickets £17/£12*