David Newton Trio
It has been said that David Newton is 'one of our nation’s treasured pianists'. The man has a lovely touch, that is for certain.
He’s been the accompanist of choice for vocal royalty for years, and it’s easy to hear why: Newton’s musical responsiveness is as impressive as his re-harmonization and arranging skills at the piano. It can be a fine line between clever and stupid when it comes to re-setting musical chestnuts to the jazz format, but Newton bridges that gap by a good mile or more. He’s the kind of pianist every drummer and bass player could wish for.
Clive Morton (bs), Terry Howard (dms)
The Tom Hill Trio
Always popular, local bass player Tom Hill, leads this trio. Expect lots of humour and maybe the occasional vocal, a superb bass player who is joined by Al Gurr on keyboard and Charlie Wright on reeds.
Bryan Corbett & Chris Gumbley
When this band appeared here last year I had many requests to have them back again. Read a review of that session here
Chris plays a range of instruments including a bass clarinet which you don't see or hear too often. Bryan on trumpet/flugelhorn.
Bryan Corbett (tpt/flgl), Chris Gumbley (clt, bs clt, sax), Al Gurr (keys), Ben Markland (bs).
A sample of what to expect - Take 5
The Roy Sainsbury Rhythm Chiefs
Roy Sainsbury's Rhythm Chiefs is a six piece band inspired by the swinging music of the Count Basie small groups, this is feel-good music, effortlessly creating a warm rapport with every audience.
The musicians are each highly respected players in their own right: Dave Newton on piano, Bill Coleman on Bass, Bryan Corbett on Trumpet, Charlie Wright on Tenor Saxophone, Mal Garrett on Drums and Roy Sainsbury on Guitar provide the rhythmic pulse throughout. Music to warm your heart and bring a smile to your face!
“As joyful an affirmation as you're likely to hear these days of foot-stamping, head shaking, having-a-good-time entertainment to be wholeheartedly enjoyed by both performers and audience” Robin Kidson