Arild Andersen Trio with Tommy Smith and Paolo Vinaccia Tue 17th May 2016
Widely regarded as one of the finest groups currently working in jazz, bassist Andersen’s trio with the Scottish saxophone virtuoso Tommy Smith and the sensational Italian drummer Paolo Vinaccia presents music that thrills and moves the listener in equal measure.
“Andersen himself opened the concert with a quite spectacular bass solo, full of drive and passion” – Jazz Journal on Arild Andersen at EFG London Jazz Festival 2015
Espen Eriksen Trio Thu 26th May 2016
The jazz world is not short on piano trios, but it’s not every day one comes across a new trio with a personal musical language. The Norwegian Espen Eriksen Trio plays highly melodical and lyrical instrumentals with elements from Scandinavian folk and melancholia and shades of the deep woods. It’s definitely jazz, but their less is more approach is in contrast to most of their contemporaries, with structures almost like pop songs and with a strong focus on melodies and short solos.
Cory Henry - The Revival Project at St. Philip’s Church, Salford
Mon 16th May 2016 19:30
£12.00 Early Bird
Band on the Wall presents Cory Henry, The Revival Project. The Revival, his latest release and touring project, showcases Henry’s deep musical roots in gospel, jazz and soul. Although The Revival setlist draws from a well-known canon (from old gospels to Stevie Wonder), Henry stretches and pulls, driving the songs into unfamiliar territory and coming up with altogether new takes.