Beats & Pieces
Neil Pepper writes...
One of the UK’s most innovative bands this Friday 7th November when Sheffield Jazz welcome Manchester’s Beats & Pieces Big Band
Ben Cottrell: director, Anthony Brown, Sam Healey, Ben Watte: saxophones, Ed Horsey, Simon Lodge, Rich McVeigh: trombones, Owen Bryce, Graham South, Nick Walters: trumpets, Anton Hunter: guitar
Patrick Hurley: piano, Harrison Wood: bass, Alex Tod: drums
Gale-force energy plus startlingly original material has won them dozens of awards during their six years, including Jazz Ensemble of the Year in the 2014 Parliamentary Jazz Awards. With influences from Ellington through Loose Tubes to Radiohead, their vivid ideas and brilliant mood changes have redefined the big band for the twenty first century.
“ ... the band has generated material to keep audiences on the edge of their seats across two long sets, it attacks its music with even more infectious zip” John Fordham, The Guardian.
“... Making it sound fresh and new is not easy, but at this gig the Manchester-based band Beats & Pieces did it without appearing to try” Ivan Hewitt, Daily Telegraph
Doors Open 19.45, Music Starts 20.30
Tickets available on the night
Full £14, Concessions £11,
Student with NUS card £7,
15 - 17 year olds £2,
Under 15s Free...
or in advance www.wegottickets.com
Coming up next at Sheffield Jazz:
Thursday 13th November Sheffield University Students Union: Polar Bear
Friday 21st November Millennium Hall: Benn Clatworthy
Friday 28th November Crucible Studio: Gwilym Simcock Yuri Goloubev Duo
Friday 5th December Millennium Hall: Neon Quartet