Following a storming exuberant evening with Pigfoot last week, we look forward to four more excellent Friday gigs at Wakefield Sports Club in February.
Fri 7th - Nicola Farnon Trio - the ace singer/double bassist returns with an enticing selection of standards and originals, featuring Piero Tucci on piano and tenor sax, plus Phil Johnson on drums.
Fri 14th - Martin Speake’s International Quartet with Ethan Iverson (piano), Calum Gourlay (bass) and Jorge Rossy (drums). An unparalleled all-star line-up of top contemporary improvisers bringing the best of current jazz to West Yorkshire - Iverson, famous for his work with The Bad Plus (and his “Do The Math” interviews at ethaniverson.com) and Rossy, a member of Brad Mehldau’s influential 90s trio complement Martin Speake’s intense lyricism.
Fri 21st - The Sound Of 59 - led by bassist Adrian Knowles, an all-star northern septet take us through some of the groundbreaking music of this exceptional year in jazz - think Davis’ Kind Of Blue, Mingus’ Ah Um, Brubeck’s Time Out, Coltrane’s Giant Steps and more. Two saxes, trumpet and trombone plus rhythm section. Come early at 7.30pm for Pete Rosser’s Suite Rhubarb - new rhubarb-inspired jazz compositions with Julia Mills (sax), Nick Wells (bass), drums TBC and Pete on piano, plus Wakefield Sings! singing some rhubarb-related songs - all in support of the Wakefield Rhubarb Festival that week.
Fri 28th - Remi Harris Duo - the return of the virtuoso guitarist, with Tom Moore on double bass - from Django to Jimi, and all points in between.
And a special mention for Wakefield Big Band’s gig on Sunday 23rd Feb 6.00pm at the Sports Club, with special guest Dennis Rollins on trombone. Well worth supporting!
All gigs at 8.30pm (with support on 15th Nov), food at 7.15pm - book through www.wakefieldjazz.org