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   SEPTEMBER 2017
 
Alan Barnes/Bruce Adams Quintet

The long-running partnership of Alan Barnes on sax and Bruce Adams on trumpet has been playing straight ahead, fiery, unpretentious, and swinging jazz for over 25 years. The band specialises in tunes from the wonderfully creative period when swing became bop, and the influences of the Ellington and Basie bands are never far away. Robin Aspland, Simon Thorpe and Bobby Worth always lock in to make a joyous and swinging carpet for the soloists to enjoy.
www.alanbarnesjazz.com
Tickets £20/£15*

 
Makiko Hirabayashi Trio
Please note that this special concert is on WEDNESDAY evening, not the usual Tuesday evening.

Makiko Hirabayashi was born in Tokyo, educated at Berklee College of Music in Boston and is now based in Denmark. Her trio has released 3 acclaimed albums on the German Enja label, and includes well-known percussionist and drummer, Marilyn Mazur. Marilyn was born in New York and has worked with Miles Davis (1985-89), Wayne Shorter (1987) and Jan Garbarek (1991-2005).The trio will present music from their upcoming 4th album. Expect brilliant musicianship, Far Eastern sounds and Nordic moods that reflect Makiko’s multi-cultural background.
makiko.dk
Tickets £21/£16*
 

 
Mads Mathias

Danish vocalist/saxophonist Mads Mathias was hugely popular when he made his debut at Watermill Jazz in 2015. Inspired and influenced by the great jazz vocalists of the past and present from Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra to Harry Connick Jr and Jamie Cullum, and with a deep respect for the jazz tradition, Mathias is nevertheless an original talent with a unique and effortlessly charming vocal delivery and a skill for writing catchy and memorable, stylishly crafted tunes. Mads will be performing new songs from his forthcoming second release as well as tracks from his first album Free Falling and some standards.
madsmathias.com
Tickets £20/£15*
 

 
Mike Gibbs Big Band - 80th Birthday Celebration

Internationally respected composer, arranger and trombonist Mike Gibbs has worked with many music luminaries, including Pat Metheny, John McLaughlin, John Scofield, Gary Burton, Whitney Houston, Peter Gabriel and Bill Frisell. His pulsating compositions blend the colours of Africa, Charles Ives, Messaien and rock into a unique jazz style and his 18-piece big band lineup reads like a Who’s Who of jazz stars. Part of an exclusive UK tour celebrating Mike Gibbs 80th birthday, before Mike himself heads to the USA to present a Berklee Gala Concert with Pat Metheny.
Tickets £25/£20*