Monday, 9 February 2015

Lescar Spring line-up...

Tam De Villiers Quartet

Jez Mathews writes

A diverse range of local regional and national touring artists every Wednesday night this Spring

11th Feb 2015
Jazz Worriers in association with Jazz North
Uplifting and unashamed good swinging jazz, mixed with a good dose of banter, and backed by a great rhythm section in Dan Whieldon (piano) Ed Harrison (double bass), Marek Dorcik (drums).

18th Feb 2015
Tipping Point
Bursting with energy, their music is complex, yet also melodic, placing reflective ambience next to intense aggression, and with influences from jazz and contemporary music, as well as North Indian classical music.Matthew Bourne (Fender Rhodes), Michael Bardon (double bass)and Joost Hendrickx (drums).

25th Feb 2015
George Crowley's Can of Worms £6
Anarchic group improvisations, original compositions, taut grooves and free jazz, sure to be an intense, joyful experience.Tom Challenger (Loop Collective, Brass Mask, Dice Factory) tenor sax, Dan Nicholls (Strobes, Andrew D’Angelo) piano, Sam Lasserson (Jeff Williams, Julian Argüelles) bass, and Jon Scott (Karios Quartet, Mulatu Astatke) drums.

4th March 2015
Tom Green Septet £6
Winner of the 2013 Dankworth Prize trombonist/composer Tom Green tours with his brilliant young septet mixing influences from flamenco, folk, and New Orleans, and wonderful harmony and melodies, featuring Tommy Andrews - Alto/Soprano Saxophones, Sam Miles - Tenor Saxophone, James Davison - Trumpet/Flugelhorn, Sam James - Piano, Misha Mullov-Abbado - Double Bass, JJ Wheeler - Drums

11th March 2015
Jamie Taylor’s Outside Line
One of the finest jazz guitarists in the UK, Jamie Taylor returns with his outstanding group Outside Line, featuring three great Northern talents including former Yorkshire Young Jazz Musician of the Year, Matt Anderson (tenor sax), the driving bass of Garry Jackson, and the reactive drumming of Dave Walsh,

18th March 2015
Tam De Villiers Quartet
Based in Paris, British-born guitarist Tam de Villiers brings his French quartet as part of a tour promoting their third album ‘Panacea’ . Featuring David Prez (Tenor Saxophone), Frédéric Chiffoleau (Double Bass), Karl Jannuska (Drums) their music mixes up rock and minimalist influences with jazz.

25th March 2015
Montuno return to blow the roof off The Lescar once more, with a potent mix of deep funk, latin jazz and Nuyorican soul, and featuring the fabulous vocals of Dora Goddard, Dave Hockham drums, Kent Roach tenor & baritone saxes, Errol Francis on hammond/keys, Steve Black guitar, Alex Henderson bass, Jon Hibbard alto sax, and Ali Mac percussion.

1st April 2015
Tom Harrison Quartet
An emerging star, tenor sax player Tom Harrison brings a quartet featuring Jamil Sheriff, one of the UK’s finest pianists, Irish Jazz Musician of the Year 2011 drummer David Lyttle, and from Laura Jurd’s quartet, Conor Chaplin on bass.

8th April 2015
Engine Room Favourites
A rare appearance from this superb jazz avant garde band, led by sax player and musical explorer, Martin Archer. Comprising some of the most energetic and independently minded creative musicians in the North. Full line-up: Martin Archer - Sopranino, alto, saxophones, bass clarinet, bass recorder, Mick Beck - Tenor saxophone, bassoon, Graham Clark - Violin, Laura Cole - Piano, Corey Mwamba - Vibraphone, Seth Bennett - Double bass, Peter Fairclough - Drums and percussion.

15th April 2015
Vula Viel £8
Sure to be a highlight of this year, classically trained percurssionist/leader Bex Burch spent several years with the Dagaare People of northern Ghana, learning in a traditional apprenticeship to make and play gyilli, similar to xylophones. Her band features some of the best young UK jazz talent - George Crowley (tenor sax), Dan Nicholls (keys), and two drummers, Simon Roth and Dave de Rose.

22nd April 2015
Risk-taking, edge of the seat music, on the boundary between composed and improvised. A trio of equals - Corey Mwamba is a wonderful, communicative vibes player with a UK-wide reputation, having played on albums by Quantic, Nat Birchall, Arun Ghosh and Ty. Dave Kane is one of the UK’s finest improvising bass players, and Joshua Blackmore is the incredible drummer with Troyka and Tom Cawley’s Curios.

Entry £5 (unless otherwise stated). Music starts at 9pm, doors 8.30pm.

Contact Jez Matthews Email: Telephone: 0774 020 1939

The Lescar Hotel
Sharrowvale Road
S11 8ZF

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