Ellery Eskelin 12 October
Jez Matthews writes -
Its definitely as exciting a programme this autumn as we’ve put together since I took over running The Lescar nearly 4 years ago. We’ve got JazzFM vocalist of the year Lauren Kinsella with her ensemble, and Cinematic Orchestra guitarist and composer Stuart McCallum with a great band. In October there is a unique opportunity (thanks to the combined help of Norvol, Jazz North, Apollo Jazz Network, and Arts Council England), to experience a New York jazz and improvised music legend, sax player Ellery Eskelin with UK improv stars Matthew Bourne and Chris Sharkey (12th October).
21st September 2016 Henrik Jensen ‘Followed by Thirteen’ / £6
A truly international line-up; four rising stars of the European jazz scene, led by a Danish bass player with a lovely rich tone, Henrik Jensen, and featuring US trumpeter Andre Canniere, Danish pianist Esben Tjalve, and Italian drummer Antonio Fusco. Contemporary jazz that bursts with creative and expressive energy, their music is also melodic, rhythmic and approachable.
28th September 2016 Stuart McCallum / £6
Cinematic Orchestra guitarist Stuart McCallum brings his soulful and highly approachable mix of jazz and ambient electronica. With him are Dutch vocalist Fridolijn Van Poll, who’s toured with Kairos 4tet, as well releasing her own internationally acclaimed album, John Ellis on keyboards and incredible drummer Richard Spaven
5th October 2016 Hansu-Tori: Amidst A Swarm Of Butterflies / £6
One of the country’s finest young creative talents, from the lively Birmingham jazz scene, a subtle and inventive pianist, with an equally fine trio. David Austin Grey -Piano/Keyboard/Synth /Electronics), Nick Jurd (Double Bass/Electric Bass), and Jim Bashford (Drum Kit). Referencing electronica, minimalism, alternative rock and classical music
12th October 2016 Ellery Eskelin, with Matthew Bourne and Chris Sharkey - in association with Apollo Jazz Network, NORVOLJazz, and Arts Council England / £8
From NYC, a unique opportunity to hear a highly individual and creative musician from the cutting edge of the global improvised music scene. Tenor sax player Ellery Eskelin has performed all over the world, a passionate and committed musician, with a wonderful sound. He visits us with two of the UK’s foremost groundbreaking musicians, both with international reputations; guitarist Chris Sharkey (TrioVD, Acoustic Ladyland and Bilbao Syndrome) and pianist Matthew Bourne; a unique virtuoso mixing a delicate touch with often fiery improvisation.
19th October 2016 Dan Messore’s Indigo Kid / £6
Rising star guitarist Dan Messore’s music is a delight; rhythmic, with a strong sense of narrative, and an emotional core. Gareth Lockrane (flute) is a brilliant improviser, Calum Gourlay’s bass playing has been heard with Kit Downes, Tommy Smith, amongst many others. Tim Giles is a BBC award-winning drummer.
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