Dave Atherton writes: "Whether you think you like jazz or not, there is nothing quite like listening to great professional musicians in the atmospheric setting that is jazz@davenham. Davenham Theatre have been hosting these concerts for 20 years now and, thanks to the safe keeping of Harry Evans, Ed Green and Dave Atherton, jazz@davenham goes from strength to strength.
Amy Roberts/Richard Exall Quintet – Thursday 24th Sept 8 pm start.
The Amy Roberts/Richard Exall Quintet features two of the most exciting and versatile musicians on the jazz scene today. Both multi-instrumentalists, they perform an eclectic range of high octane music on a range of clarinets, saxophones and flute. With inspiration drawn from their all-time heroes of reed players, Amy Roberts and Richard Exall perform well crafted arrangements that pay homage to Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, Benny Goodman, Eddie 'Lockjaw" Davis, Cannonball Adderley, Earl Bostic, Charlie Parker and many more. Their performances include popular standards and vocals as well as more unusual material inspired from early jazz/swing and latin music, guaranteeing an entertaining program which crosses musical styles and boundaries that appeals equally to jazz aficionados and music lovers everywhere.
The Amy Roberts/Richard Exall Quintet with David Ferris - piano, Nick Millward - drums and Bill Coleman - bass
The Matt Owens Quintet – Thursday 29th October. 8 pm start
Last year Matt Owens gave us a copy of his debut album The Aviators’ Ball which incorporates elements of jazz, world, classical and folk music.What a lovely album! (See media quotes below.) The album was co-produced by Kirsty Almeida, mixed by John Ellis at Limefield Studio, Manchester and released by All Made Up Records. Matt will be playing his album and other music during this gig. Most of Matt’s line up is very well known to us but we are excited to be able to welcome the fabulous singer Rioghnach Connolly to jazz@davenham, for the first time.
Featuring Matt Owens – bass, Ríoghnach Connolly – vocals, Neil Yates – trumpet, John Ellis - piano, Sam Draper – drums
A quote from one of our audience “I don’t even like jazz but I’m definitely coming here again!” It’s always advisable to book – Harry 01606 74502, Dave 01606 44253 or e mail: email@example.com – entry £10
Gig venue - Davenham Theatre: 59 Church Street, Davenham CW9 8NF