Friday, 2 January 2015

New start at Sheffield...

Max Luthert

It’s 2015 and time for a new start – beginning with the new Sheffield Jazz spring season.  First gig on Friday 16th January at the Crucible Studio is the welcome return of :

John Taylor’s New Group with John Taylor: piano & arrangements; Julian Siegel: saxophones and bass clarinet; Diana Torto: vocals

One of the truly great players of post ’60s British jazz, John Taylor is famous for associations with many world-class players. Vocal virtuoso, Diana Torto has worked with John in a duo for ten years, leading to incredibly responsive interplay, augmented here by Julian Siegel’s beautifully sensitive saxophone playing. The repertoire is based on John Taylor’s arrangements of Paul McCartney songs, together with his own compositions.

Venue: Crucible Studio, Music Starts 19.30, Tickets available on the night , Full £15, Concessions £12,
Student with NUS card £7, Under 16s £3, or in advance from Crucible Box Office 0114 249 6000

Friday 23rd January:  Max Luthert’s Orbital
Max Luthert: bass, Gareth Lockrane: flutes, Duncan Eagles: tenor sax, Séb Pipe: alto sax, Matt Robinson: piano, Dave Hamblett: drums

Outstanding flautist Gareth Lockrane joins a band comprising the cream of the UK’s younger jazz musicians to play music from Max Luthert’s debut release Orbital. With enticing melodies, intricate harmony, subtly complex rhythms and forms, the band has already created a truly unique sound that is enhanced by the instrumentation of the group.

Venue: Millennium Hall Ecclesall Road Sheffield:

Friday 30th  January: Matthew Halsall and the Gondwana Orchestra + Mammal Hands
Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra: Matthew Halsall: trumpet, Jordan Smart:  sax, Rachael Gladwin: harp, Taz Modi: piano, Gavin Barras: bass, Luke Flowers: drums
Mammal Hands: Nick Smart: piano, Jesse Barrett: drums & percussion, Jordan Smart: sax

Manchester based trumpeter, composer, arranger, band-leader and record label boss Matthew Halsall is one of the rising stars of European Jazz and his Gondwana Records label is home to some of the UK best music. Tonight’s very special show features Halsall’s Gondwana Orchestra and new discoveries Mammal Hands for a brilliant night of the very best in contemporary music.   

Venue: Millennium Hall Ecclesall Road Sheffield:

Advance warning - Friday 6th February Millennium Hall: Liane Carroll Trio

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