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Monday, 2 March 2015

Phil Donkin and more in Sheffield

Phil Donkin

Neil from Sheffield Jazz writes:

Notice of an excellent band due at the Sheffield Jazz gig at Millennium Hall on Friday 6th March, featuring his new CD “The Gate” Phil Donkin: bass; Ben Wendel: sax; Glenn Zaleski: piano; James Maddren: drums Phil Donkin’s quartet features on sax and piano two of the most exciting players on the current New York scene. A mainstay of British jazz for many years, he recently lived in NYC and worked alongside a large catalogue of New York’s finest, before returning to an international career in Europe.

Sunderland native Phil Donkin is one of the most in-demand bassists in the world, and is embarking on his first UK tour as a bandleader promoting the release of 'The Gate,' his debut album for Whirlwind Recordings. This is a highly anticipated return to the UK with a very dynamic group featuring some of the most exciting talent in NYC.

'The Gate' is a work of extraordinary depth and maturity.   Bursting with wit and intelligence, the pieces are navigated expertly by the four members, displaying a complex array of textures. 'The Gate' is a powerful statement which both challenges and engages the listener.

“The live gigs with the launch tour coming up in March should be quite a show” London Jazz News

Doors Open 19.45, Music Starts 20.30
Tickets available on the night
Full £14, Concessions £11,
Student with NUS card £7,
15 - 17 year olds £2,
Under 15s Free...
or in advance from

Next up at Sheffield Jazz:
Friday 12th March Sheffield University Students Union: Troyka
Friday 20th March Millennium Hall: Denys Baptiste’s Triumvirate 

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