Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Mullen and more at Scarborough

Jim Mullen 

Scarborough Jazz give us their February listings

4 February Jim Mullen Organ Trio
As winner of a clutch of ‘Best Guitar Awards’, Jim is first choice of guitarists for visiting US musicians such as Mose Allison, Jimmy Smith, Gene Harris, Plas Johnson and Teddy Edwards.  Naturally, Jim has played with every top UK Jazz musician.  Jim’s fellow musicians in this trio are the very accomplished Mike Gorman on Hammond Organ and the world class Matt Skelton on drums.  Jazzwise magazine wrote of them, “ Rush to hear this ferociously swinging supergroup! “.  They will surely provide a high point of our Winter season.  Tickets are £8 (£7 in advance)

11 February Frank Brooker
Frank’s tenor sax and clarinet skills have endeared him to audiences for decades.  He plays regularly with the Kid Boyd jazz band and the Dave Brennan band.  Frank leads his own quartet and trio and works as a soloist throughout the North.  He presents a repertoire from across jazz history, often reviving unfairly neglected tunes.  His playing sounds effortlessly fluent and he swings wonderfully. with Mike Gordon trio.  £4

18 February Jim Birkett
A swinging and melodic guitarist, Jim has played with Scott Hamilton, Guy Barker, Alan Skidmore and Snake Davis.  After studying at the Leeds College of Music at the same time as Alan Barnes and David Newton, Jim went on to gain a Phd in teaching jazz improvisation.  Since retiring from his educational work, Jim is even more active on the jazz scene, leading a trio, working as a duo and playing with the gypsy jazz group Djangologie.  For this gig he is a soloist with  the resident Mike Gordon trio.  £4.

25 February Tom Green Septet
Tom Green is one of the most exciting young trombonists currently active in the UK.  He has played at Ronnie Scott’s, The Vortex and the 606 Club as well as the jazz festivals of Montreux, Toronto and Montreal.  His septet brings together some of the most talented young musicians on the London jazz scene. They create a warm, melodic sound using the full range of textures available to a seven piece ensemble.  The band weaves diverse influences together to form striking melodies, colourful harmonies and propulsive grooves.  “ Some of the most exciting original new music heard for a long time” said Dame Cleo Laine.  Tickets £7  (£6  in advance)

All gigs start at 8.45pm.

Scarborough Jazz @ The Cask Inn
Cambridge Terrace, Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO11 2LQ

01723 500570

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