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Monday, 30 March 2015

Jiannis Pavlidis Organ Quartet @Sela

Matt Anderson writes -

This month at The Cooler we have the return of the amazing Jiannis Pavlidis, as he brings his organ quartet featuring world-class drummer Luke Flowers. The band plays music by Thelonious Monk, Joe Henderson and Wayne Shorter among others, with grooves provided by Martin Longhawn on the mighty Sela organ!

Jiannis Pavlidis - Guitar
Matt Anderson - Saxophone
Martin Longhawn - Organ
Luke Flowers - Drums

Guitarist Jiannis Pavlidis was born in Sweden and attended Berklee College of Music, studying guitar with Jon Damian (tutor for Bill Frisell, Wayne Krantz, Kurt Rosenwinkel) and attending classes under the direction of Rick Peckham, Hal Crook, Fred Lipsius (Blood Sweat and Tears) as well as having external private lessons with Jerry Bergonzi. He has been working professionally since 1983 and has frequently performed all over England and Greece for the last 10 years, participating in tours and recordings as a leader and with world renowned artists David Liebman and Adam Nussbaum. His latest album, 'Migration', is with George Kontrafouris and Adam Nussbaum on FMR records.

Matt Anderson is a Leeds-based saxophonist who leads many of his own projects, notably the Wild Flower Sextet which has just released and toured their debut album. Martin Longhawn, also based in Leeds, is a pianist and keyboard player for many leading groups in the area such as the Svarc/Hanley/Longhawn trio. Renowned drummer Luke Flowers is well-known especially for his work with the Cinematic Orchestra, Corine Bailey Rae and Stuart McCallum.

We'll also have support from Nel and the Elephants, playing an assortment of original music and easy listening standards with a chilled, feel-good vibe.

Eleanor Begley - Vocals
Kieran Gunter - Guitar
Aleks Podraza - Keyboards
Roz MacDonald - Bass
Tom Higham - Drums

Support band starts at 8:30pm, main band 10pm. Free entry, but please drink copiously to support Sela in booking live music!

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