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The Will Gibson Quartet

Will Gibson is a younger Lion on the London jazz scene.

His playing is influenced by the power tenor sax players Mike Brecker, Joe Hendeson, John Coltrane - however there’s as much a softer side to his tone too.

An effortless musical talent and impeccable taste. The music tonight will be a selection of pieces and themes from the 70’s and 80’s and 90’s when jazz dipped its toes in more rocky waters. This is very uplifting heartfelt and emotive music.

What to listen for – Will Gibson’s tone is enchanting, perfectly in tune and tasteful. Also listen to how the drummer frames the musical ideas, with a call and response effect.

Will Gibson (tenor Sax/woodwind)
Alex Hutton (piano/keyboards)
Darren McCarthy (Bass)
Andy Ball (Drums)

Studio
£16

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Django at the Farm

With the Already in Berlin Band.

A tribute to the greats of early jazz.

Straight forward hard-swinging string-led early jazz with London's newest classic jazz band. A drummerless line-up with a collective spirit of music-making reminiscent of music anchored in pre-war jazz styles.

Capturing the spirit of classic jazz pioneers from each side of the Atlantic with a programme of greats from the pens of Armstrong, Bechet and Reinhardt… music from an era when jazz was revolutionary, controversial and very 'hot'.

Fronted by Dave Kelbie of Dime Notes, Django a la Creole and Don Vappie’s Jazz Creole, an unstoppable force on rhythm guitar with a sound described as 'the rhythmic rumbling of a folksy freight train'.

On violin is London Django Collective’s curator, composer, educator and fast becoming a force in Jazz violin, Matt Holborn; Legend of London’s Classic jazz and African scenes guitarist John Kelly; and anchored by bassist Lorenzo Morabito.

Dave Kelbie (guitar)
Matt Holborn (violin)
John Kelly (guitar)
Lorenzo Marabito (bass)

Studio
£16

Already in Berlin Band's website

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The Art Themen Quartet

Art Themen played tenor saxophone with a university jazz band while studying medicine at Cambridge.

After qualifying as a doctor, he moved to London and in the early 60s played in several blues and R&B bands. During this period he worked with Alexis Korner, Phil Seamen, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Rod Stewart, Joe Cocker and Long John Baldry. In the late 60s and early 70s his musical direction shifted towards jazz and he played with Barbara Thompson, Michael Garrick, Henry Lowther and Graham Collier.

In 1974 he began a long and particularly fruitful association with Stan Tracey, which continued into the 90s. He has also accompanied numerous visiting US jazzmen, including Al Haig, Red Rodney, George Coleman and Nat Adderley. A highly individual playing style marks Themen’s performances.

Art Themen (Tenor/Soprano sax)
Alex Hutton (Piano)
Simon Thorpe (Bass)
Dave Barry (Drums)

Studio
£16

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Dom Pipkin - Piano from London, Soul from New Orleans

British piano star Dom Pipkin is accepted as a native in New Orleans - one of the 'local' piano players and described by Blues in Britain magazine as 'one of the world’s greatest exponents of New Orleans piano'.

His solo shows are loved throughout the world. He also tours internationally as keyboard player to the British group Morcheeba.

Pipkin regularly performs and records in New Orleans, and has shared stages with legends such as Allen Toussaint, Dr John and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins. Grammy award winner Jon Cleary invites him to jam whenever he’s in town.

In live shows Pipkin mixes his own compelling songwriting with blues and Big Easy classics that 'cooks up a steaming musical stew that has the crowd dancing and clapping for more' Classic Rock Blues Magazine.

'Dom’s solo shows are a treat – intimate, moving, funky and lively. A real romp through the heart and soul of New Orleans piano and beyond' Kino-Teatr

Studio
£16 | £14 Supporters

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The Alan Barnes Quartet

Alan Barnes is a prolific international performer, composer, arranger, bandleader and touring soloist.

He is best known for his work on clarinet, alto and baritone sax, where he combines a formidable virtuosity with a musical expression and collaborative spirit that have a few peers.

He has made over thirty albums as leader and co-leader alone and the list of his session and side-man work includes Bjork, Bryan Ferry, Michel LeGrande, Clare Teale, Westlife, Jools Holland and Jamie Cullum.

His unique musicianship, indefatigable touring and warm rapport with audiences have made him uniquely popular in British jazz. He has received over 25 British Jazz Awards.

Alan Barnes (alto/Baritone Sax/Clarinet)
Alex Hutton (piano)
Dave Green (bass)
Clark Tracey (drums)

Studio
£16

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