NOVEMBER 2017

Tony Kofi Quartet with Byron Wallen

Ahead of a series of special concerts in the London Jazz Festival, Tony Kofi brings his quartet to Watermill jazz to celebrate what would have been Thelonious Monk’s 100th year. The quartet, and ace trumpeter Byron Wallen who joins them for this concert, are steeped in the music of Monk – who was perhaps the most enigmatic talent to have emerged from the bebop of the 1940s.

Tickets £20/£15*

Tim Garland Group featuring Thomas Gould

Internationally recognised soloists Tim Garland and Thomas Gould celebrate their shared love of the fertile ground where jazz and classical music merge. With brand new arrangements and compositions by Grammy-winning saxophonist Tim Garland, influences from tango, milonga, and a new variation on a Vivaldi theme – expect a highly virtuosic evening buzzing with spontaneity.

Tickets £20/£15*

Morten Schantz Godspeed

Danish keyboard player Morten Schantz delighted the Watermill Jazz audience in his first appearance at the club last year. Since then, his band Godspeed have released their first album on UK’s Edition Records. If you love high-octane, vibrant and bold modern jazz with an overriding sense of friendship and joy, this is a concert that you should not miss.
"Morten Schantz is a European jazz name we’re going to get used to hearing.” The Guardian.
“A word of warning. Before playing Morten Schantz’s Godspeed please fasten your safety-belt. You are about to be catapulted into the power-packed, high-energy risk-taking territory where big beasts like Chick Corea’s Return To Forever, The Mahavishnu Orchestra and Weather report once roamed.” Jazzwise.
Tickets £20/£15*

Pete Cater’s Ministry of Jazz

Pete Cater's new septet plays an unusually broad range of styles from mainstream swing to contemporary jazz. Best known as a big band leader, Pete has chosen to present an eclectic collection of compositions from writers like Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Quincy Jones and Thad Jones. The only connection between these compositions is that they are all Pete's personal favourites! The musicians are also some of Pete's personal favourites, mixing stalwarts of the UK jazz scene with some standout young talent. Expect the energy levels of a big band, some carefully crafted orchestrations and fiery soloing from the entire group.
Tickets £21/£16*