See the North Devon Jazz Club page for the 2019 programme arranged so far. Details will appear here as they become available.
Monday, 24th June, Beaver Inn, Appledore: Ralph Freeman Quartet
Pianist Ralph Freeman returns to North Devon Jazz Club with his quartet to play a programme of classic jazz material along with new originals from Freeman himself.
The band also features tenor saxophonist Rob Townsend who tours with iconic prog-rock guitarist Steve Hackett and also plays and records with acid-jazz Hammond organ supremo James Taylor. Rob has also performed with many great names in British jazz such as Django Bates, Iain Ballamy and Tim Garland as well as US legends such as Sam Rivers and Eddie Henderson.
The quartet is completed by the fine Dartmoor-based double bass player Marcus Vergette and sought-after Italian drummer Andrea Trillo.
Monday, 8th July, Beaver Inn, Appledore: Tony Woods Project
Contemporary jazz with a folk flavour, led by top alto saxophonist Tony Woods. The Tony Woods Project features melodic, folk-inspired, uplifting compositions as the basis for individual and collective improvisation from the five musicians. The band was formed in the mid 90’s and has recorded three highly acclaimed albums of original compositions
Producing music described by The Guardian as ‘understatedly emotional and warmly personal’ the band also includes Mike Outram (rated as one of the UK’s foremost guitarists), vibraphone player Robert Millett, Scottish bass player Andy Hamill and drummer Milo Fell.