FEBRUARY 2017
Barry Green New York Trio

Between them, Americans Drew Gress and Tom Rainey are two of the world’s foremost improvising musicians. They perform with the highest level of international jazz musicians such as Fred Herschel, Kenny Werner, Tim Berne, Ralph Alessi, Craig Taborn and John Abercrombie. London based Barry Green is a popular face at Watermill Jazz and headlines festivals and jazz clubs all over the world with the likes of Dick Oatts, Charles McPherson, Chris Cheek, Bill McHenry, Gerald Cleaver and Carla Cook. This evening will feature music from the trio’s album Almost There recorded in Systems Two Studio in Brooklyn, New York in 2014. Expect some sparkling standards along with Barry’s unique compositions especially written for this line-up.
Tickets £20/£15*

Neale meets Steele

This stellar line-up will play original pieces by Stan Sulzmann, and some of his favourite tunes by musician friends like Gwilym Simcock, Nikki Iles, and Kenny Wheeler and John Taylor, both sadly no longer with us. In 2014 Stan visited Boulder, Colorado for a week of playing and teaching, plus trekking in the Rockies! He wrote a new piece for this exciting trip, based on Bacharach’s 'You'll Never Get To Heaven', which he will include in this evening’s programme. Our concert provides a rare opportunity to see and hear Neon Orchestra, who last played a series of concerts back in 2013 at London’s Purcell Room, Ronnie Scott’s and City of Birmingham Symphony Centre - all prestigious venues - as part of Stan’s 65th birthday celebrations.
Tickets £20/£15*

Steve Waterman Quartet
The quartet will be playing swinging music that Steve has recorded over the years, including numbers by Miles Davis, Benny Golson, Chick Corea and his own pieces. They will also play a few pieces from their brand new CD to be recorded in January, which will focus on the great American composers including Ellington, Monk and Stevie Wonder.
Tickets £19/£14*

John Etheridge & Vimala Rowe

During his 45 year career John Etheridge has forged strong relationships with some of the most illustrious names of 20th century music from Stephane Grappelli, Nigel Kennedy, John Williams, Yehudi Menuhin to Soft Machine. Tonight he joins forces with sensational new vocal star Vimala Rowe, playing music with flamenco and Indian classical influences plus jazz, blues and African pieces, as well as solo numbers from John. Their duo album Out of the Sky, was released in 2016 to critical acclaim. Not to be missed.
Tickets £20/£15*