"International stars from the USA this week play at Millennium Hall in Sheffield on Friday 13th November as Sheffield Jazz welcome the: New York Standards quartet - David Berkman: piano; Tim Armacost: saxophones; Michael Janisch: bass; Gene Jackson: drums
This New York-based unit have developed a near telepathic relationship within the tradition of the standard jazz repertoire, taking standard songs as a starting point for development with freedom and room for interpretation.
As John Fordham in The Guardian’s glowing, four-star review of their recent tour comments:
“a group devoted to radical reinvention of famous songs ... this vivacious foursome delightedly cherish the originals while brusquely deconstructing their harmonies and tweaking their melodies... This is a collective class act.” ****
Listen to the band here:
Doors Open 19.45, Music Starts 20.30
Tickets Full £14, Concessions £11,
Student with NUS card £7, 15 - 17 year olds £2, Under 15s Free...
or in advance at the same net price as on the door from www.wegottickets.com
Coming up at Sheffield Jazz:
Thursday 19th November Sheffield University Students Union: Beats & Pieces Big Band
Friday 27th November Millenium Hall: Andy Sheppard quartet
Friday 4th December: Crucible Studio: Mingus Profiles sextet
And over at the Lescar in Sheffield on Wednesday 11th November
Josh Kemp Organ Quartet £7
A regular at Ronnie Scotts and with a growing reputation, tenor sax player Josh Kemp brings a truly international class band to the Lescar, promoting their new album 'Rare Groove' (on 33 Records). Straight-ahead hard swinging with a classic Blue Note sound, the band features three masters; Steve Fishwick (trumpet), Ross Stanley (Hammond B3 organ), and Tim Giles (drums).
'A mix of Stan Getzian breeziness and Coltrane's imploring cry.' The Guardian