This top-rated Canadian piano trio Myriad3 has toured extensively in Canada, the US and Europe, including performances at Ronnie Scott’s International Jazz Piano Trio Festival, the 2016 Tokyo Jazz Festival and Jazzahead! in Bremen, Germany.
Made up of pianist Chris Donnelly, drummer Ernesto Cervini and bassist Daniel Fortin the trio plays mostly original music that features different aspects of jazz improvisation, ensemble performance and contemporary composition. The piano trio format is re-interpreted ‘with (to quote All About Jazz) an equilibrium of input, an energetic verve and intelligence, some catchy grooves and strong compositions.’
This place, normally a luxury wedding venue, is a new outlet for jazz in the area. This gin cocktail, jazz and tapas evening is taking place in the "stunning new barn" ‘The Beacon’. The organisers are very keen for this first event to be a success, and obviously the more of us who go along, the better the chances of more to come.
Heidi Vogel is a frequent face in the London and LA jazz & soul scene where she became involved with The Cinematic Orchestra as their lead singer and has toured extensively with the band for over 5 years. She has toured all over the USA, Australia, South Africa, Canada and Europe and in 2007 sold out a concert at The Royal Albert Hall. She then went on to perform the main stage at The Big Chill Festival UK in 2010, and the following year graced the stage as support for Erykah Badu at Dubai’s Chill Out Festival amongst numerous other appearances at North Sea Jazz Festival, Coachella, Gilles Peterson Worldwide and Blue Note Jazz Festival.
As Jamie Cullum said on his Radio 2 show: “She’s got an extraordinary voice….an incredible range and such a texture….keep an eye out for Heidi Vogel.”
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Musical fireworks are guaranteed when prize-winning guitarist Nigel Price brings his exciting quartet on 5th November.
Influenced by guitarists Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass and John McLaughlin Nigel has played on more than fifty albums, has picked up best UK Jazz Ensemble and Best UK Jazz Guitarist awards and appeared at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club more than five hundred times.
Musically, Nigel’s blend of flowing bebop lines, deep blues sensibility and mastery of chording continue to delight audiences and fellow musicians alike. To quote The Observer ‘Nigel Price is probably one of the most dynamic and gifted guitarists on the British jazz scene.’ (or to quote me: delete that "probably")
At the gig Nigel will be joined by other top UK musicians: Ross Stanley on organ, Vasilis Xenopoulis on saxophone and Winston Clifford on drums. Now that's quite a band. https://www.nigelprice.biz/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C655cTOnU2k
22nd December, George Hotel, South Molton (7.30): Jean Toussaint's Young Lions
Jean Toussaint - Tenor Saxophone, Mark Kavuma – Trumpet, Ashley Henry - Piano, Daniel Casimir – Bass, Femi Koleoso – Drums Grammy-winning saxophonist Jean Toussaint began his career with the iconic Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. Since then he has toured the world with some of the biggest names in jazz, and released 11 albums as a leader. This tour presents his newest release "Brother Raymond" with the stars of tomorrow's British Jazz Scene.
On a personal note, I saw this band recently and it was one of the best gigs I'd been to in a long time - really fantastic playing from the young ones, especially the trumpet and bass. And quite honestly, how often do we get the chance to see an alumni of the Jazz Messengers in these parts? (Ans. not often enough for it to be taken for granted).
Tickets £12 or £10 (supporters) from website (below) or phone the Plough box office on (01805) 624624