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Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Nicki Iles trio at Grimsby

From Gill Wilde

The Nikki Iles Trio Wednesday 6th September 2017

 ‘Iles displayed the rhythmic surprises, shape shifting phrases, playful dialogue with a mix of ruggedness and reflection that make her comparable with the great John Taylor.’ Guardian.
Grimsby Jazz is delighted to bring Nikki Iles to the club with one of the best double bass players in the country, Dave Green, and a new face to the club Geoff Simkins on alto saxophone. They will be playing music from their newly released album “In a Quiet Place”

Dave Gelly’s review says it all “There’s something especially intimate about a small jazz combo without drums, like eavesdropping on a conversation among friends. These three – saxophonist Geoff Simkins, pianist Nikki Iles and bassist Dave Green – are old friends anyway, so in this case it’s more than just an impression. Simkins is often described as a “cool” player, meaning measured, subtle, but by no means placid. There are plenty of surprises in these nine tracks to keep attentive ears busy. The same goes for Iles and Green, and the interplay among all three is joy. The material includes a couple of rare standards and compositions by, among others, Kenny Wheeler and Lee Konitz”.

Nikki Iles is a jazz pianist and composer as well as as a widely respected teacher. She is Professor of Jazz Piano at the Royal Academy of Music and Middlesex University as well as giving master classes around the world. She has been a driving force behind the Jazz syllabus at the ABRSM and continues to publish with Oxford University Press.

At the Old Clee Club, Clee Crescent, Grimsby, DN32 8LS. Tickets £12 in adv £14 on the door Students half price. Doors open 7.30 pm music starts 8.30 pm. Tel: 01472 873730 / Off the Beaten Tracks 36 Aswell Street, Louth: 01507607677

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