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Monday, 15 September 2014

Tasty in Huddersfield

Enrico Tomasso 

Roger Sawyer writes about the Huddersfield Jazz autumn programme

A suitably appetising programme for our Autumn season.  First, on 27 September at the Lawrence Batley Theatre, we're very pleased to have trumpeter Enrico Tomasso with the Andy Cholerton Trio.

You've probably heard “Rico" already without knowing it; because, like many top jazz musicians, he often turns up on soundtracks and albums, most recently on Bryan Ferry's The Jazz Age.
His belated solo debut album, Al Dente, is a beauty. As one reviewer said, 'It’s a mark of true distinction when a jazz trumpeter plays with such fluency and apparent ease that you listen to the music and not to the technique.'

Then, on 25 October, at the Keys Restaurant, we have the ever popular Snake Davis. Those who have seen him at his previous appearances for Huddersfield Jazz will know they’re in for a treat. Those who haven’t, need to book early because this is one gig which can be guaranteed to be a sell-out!

On 22 November, we're back at the Lawrence Batley Theatre for the Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet. This is a new collective between Israeli UK resident drummer Asaf Sirkis and Polish Vocalist Sylwia Bialas. The quartet features USA bassist and harmonica player Patrick Bettison and UK pianist, Frank Harrison. Asaf Sirkis will be familiar to many through his work with Gilad Atzmon and Larry Coryell.

We can expect music covering a wide range of influences – from delicate ballads to high energy electric virtuoso lines, and everything in between.

Finally, on 13 December, it's back to the Keys Restaurant, for The Big Easy – a lively five-piece swing band from Leeds. With a line-up of vocals, trumpet, guitar, piano, bass and drums, they feature tunes by the giants of swing (Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima and Nina Simone) using their own arrangements in a way that is guaranteed to get your toes tapping.

I hope to see you there!!

The Keys restaurant
Bryam Street
tel 01484 516677

Lawrence Batley Theatre
Queens Street
tel 01484 430528

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