See the North Devon Jazz Club page for the 2019 programme arranged so far. Details will appear here as they become available.
Monday, 15th April, Beaver Inn, Appledore: Jonny Mansfield's Crescent
Award-winning vibraphone player Jonny Mansfield brings his trio Crescent to North Devon Jazz Club as part of a European tour. Described by London Jazz News as ‘a man whose incredibly relaxed demeanour belied the quite mystifying way he managed to make (his) complex instrument sing’ Jonny is 2018 winner of the Kenny Wheeler Jazz Prize and has appeared at Ronnie Scotts Club, the Royal Albert Hall, Sage Gateshead and many other top venues.
With him will be American bass player Will Sach and drummer Boz Martin-Jones, both in their early twenties and studying at Guildhall and the Royal College of Music. The small unusual line-up of Crescent allows for brilliant musical interaction and the creation of fascinating textures.
Damon Brown,Trumpet and vocals; Andy Novak, Piano; Andy Hague, Drums; Riian Vosloo, Bass Damon Brown has made an international name for himself as a trumpet player and composer. Visiting the UK, from Seoul, South Korea, this tour sees him promoting his new CD 'Damon Brown Sings' (33 Records) with some of the UK's finest musicians. Tonight he will play special tribute to the classic hits of Chet Baker. Cool west coast Jazz with some of Damon's original music thrown in. 'Fluent, impassioned and technically superb' - Jack Massarick, The Evening Standard 'Damon Brown is a superb musician with a unique voice on both trumpet and Flugelhorn' - Ian Carr, The Virgin Rough Guide to Jazz 2005 Door open at 19:30 and the gig starts at 20:00
Monday, 29th April, Beaver Inn, Appledore: Dave Storey Trio
Dynamic London-based drummer Dave Storey has established himself as one of the leading drummers on the London jazz scene, playing regularly at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, The 606 and The Vortex Jazz Club in a variety of line-ups.Performing with Dave will be award-winning tenor saxophonist James Allsopp, who came to fame with his band Fraud , and bass player Conor Chaplin, best known for his work with Laura Jurd’s Mercury Prize nominated band Dinosaur. The trio are currently touring their debut albumBosco which showcases the group’s ability to push boundaries whilst maintaining a fluid, conversational approach to improvisation. To quote The JazzMann ‘Storey, Allsopp and Chaplin are a well-balanced unit with easy rapport who interact seamlessly throughout.’