• Mon
    02
    Jul
    2018

    David Newton Trio

    dnFor those of us who missed it  last time, and indeed for those who didn't, our most popular band is back.

    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)

  • Mon
    06
    Aug
    2018

    TBA

  • Mon
    03
    Sep
    2018

    Richard Baker Quintet

    Richard Baker - Trombone, Alan Wakeman – Tenor Sax, lan Savage – Drums, Neil Hunter – Piano, Tom Bull – Double Bass

  • Mon
    01
    Oct
    2018

    Chris Gumbley/Bryan Corbett Quartet

  • Mon
    19
    Nov
    2018

    Dario Napoli Trio (Italy)

    Modern Manouche Project
    listen below to one of Dario's own compositions - 'Four'

    Although Django Reinhardt is the inspiration behind the trio, in his Modern Manouche Project, Dario Napoli looks to include more contemporary influences in his version of gypsy swing. Introducing elements of different musical styles including bebop, the result is an exuberant sound, without ever totally abandoning the gypsy imprint of Django. Most songs are original compositions of Dario with a few reinterpretations of jazz standards.