Eddie Henderson & the Bruce Barth Trio
Born in New York City and the son of a Cotton Club dancer, Eddie Henderson began playing the trumpet aged 10 and it was Miles Davis who convinced him to become a professional jazz musician. A member of Herbie Hancock’s ‘Mwandishi’ Sextet during the 1970s, Eddie also joined Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and performed with Joe Henderson and Pharaoh Sanders. Bruce Barth is one of New York’s most in-demand pianists. He has toured with legendary vocalist Tony Bennett and worked with many US jazz stars including Wynton Marsalis, Freddie Hubbard and Tom Harrell. Expect an evening of swinging standards and contemporary jazz pieces.
Eddie Henderson – trumpet, Bruce Barth – piano, Arnie Somogyi – double bass, Stephen Keogh – drums.
Tierney Sutton’s Paris Sessions Trio
An 8-time Grammy Nominee, Tierney has received a nomination for 'Best Jazz Vocal Album' for every album she has released in the last decade, including for Paris Sessions in 2014. This intimate trio will perform a variety of music from Sutton’s extensive body of work including Jazz standards, pieces by Joni Mitchell and Sting as well as material from her work with Clint Eastwood on the soundtrack of his 2016 film, 'Sully'. Tierney Sutton can be seen at major venues and festivals in the US but is rarely seen in Europe. Don’t miss her appearance at Watermill Jazz.
Tierney Sutton – vocals, Serge Merlaud – guitar, Kevin Axt – bass guitar.
Ralph Alessi and This Against That with Ravi Coltrane
Trumpeter Ralph Alessi has played a significant part in some of the best 'new jazz' made in New York over the past 15 years with notable innovators like Steve Coleman, Don Byron, Uri Caine and Jason Moran. Son of John Coltrane and Alice Coltrane, saxophonist Ravi Coltrane has released six albums as a leader and worked with the likes of Elvin Jones, McCoy Tyner and Jack DeJohnette. He is a co-leader of the Saxophone Summit with Joe Lovano and Dave Liebman. The band shows a loving respect for the jazz tradition, but also a commitment to take jazz to the next step.
Ralph Alessi – trumpet, Ravi Coltrane – tenor sax, Andy Milne – piano, John Hébert – double bass, Mark Ferber – drums.
Larry Goldings, Peter Bernstein & Bill Stewart
Once again, we’re honoured to present this world-class US trio at Watermill Jazz. Larry Goldings, Peter Bernstein and Bill Stewart are each masters of their instruments and they will be celebrating the release of their latest album Toy Tunes – their twelfth recording together.
Larry Goldings – hammond organ, Peter Bernstein – guitar, Bill Stewart – drums.
Chris Biscoe/Allison Neale Quartet
Exploring the freewheeling, wonderfully melodic interpretations of standards recorded 50 years ago by Gerry Mulligan and Paul Desmond on Blues in Time and Two of a Mind, this new band evokes the spirit of these classic recordings while giving free rein to the personalities of the musicians. The evening will feature arrangements from the original Desmond/Mulligan recordings including 'Stardust', 'Stand Still', 'All The Things You Are' and 'The Way You Look Tonight' and new standards-based compositions by Chris Biscoe.
Chris Biscoe – baritone sax & alto clarinet, Allison Neale – alto sax, Dave Whitford – double bass, Matt Fishwick – drums.