Kim Cypher Quartet
One of the UK’s most exciting female saxophonists, vocalists and composers, Kim Cypher appears at Severn Jazz with her brand new ‘Love Kim x’ album tour. Inspired by the funkier side of jazz having studied alongside US saxophonist Pee Wee Ellis, Kim’s style of performance is best described as ‘funky saxophonist meets 1940′s jazz singer’. Kim performs an eclectic mix of music spanning many genres with a jazzy twist together with her own original material, all packaged up in a captivating performance and warm stage presence.
Following her highly successful debut album (‘Make Believe’) tour which included sell-out shows across the UK, Kim has a series of prestigious jazz venues / festivals lined up for her exciting 2019 tour showcasing tracks from her new album and launching in February.
Kim heads to Severn Jazz with her killer tour band featuring some of the UK’s finest musicians: Chris Cobbson (guitar), Mike Green (double bass) and Mike Cypher (drums) - kimcypher.co.uk
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
The Hopkins-Hammond Trio
If the classic jazz formation known as the 'Organ Trio' is a new concept to you, you will probably be delighted to know that it is not three organs but rather one organ (usually a Hammond organ), guitar and drums - three instruments that blend together to create a unique sound that can be very subtle or very powerful and everything in between.
Formed on a rare sunny day in Bristol, UK in 2016, this organ trio knew they were on to a winner after the first tune they played together. There is an undeniable chemistry between the three of them that is evident in everything they play. This could be well known jazz standards, tunes by the likes of John Scofield and Pat Metheny or the trio's own compositions.
Matt Hopkins - guitar, Scott Hammond - drums and Ruth Hammond - organ