Monday, 9 November 2015

International stars in Sheffield

From Neil Pepper

"International stars from the USA this week play at Millennium Hall in Sheffield on Friday 13th November as Sheffield Jazz welcome the: New York Standards quartet - David Berkman: piano; Tim Armacost: saxophones; Michael Janisch: bass; Gene Jackson: drums
This New York-based unit have developed a near telepathic relationship within the tradition of the standard jazz repertoire, taking standard songs as a starting point for development with freedom and room for interpretation.

As John Fordham in The Guardian’s glowing, four-star review of their recent tour comments:
“a group devoted to radical reinvention of famous songs ... this vivacious foursome delightedly cherish the originals while brusquely deconstructing their harmonies and tweaking their melodies... This is a collective class act.” ****

Listen to the band here:

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

Coming up at Sheffield Jazz:
Thursday 19th November Sheffield University Students Union: Beats & Pieces Big Band 
Friday 27th November Millenium Hall: Andy Sheppard quartet
Friday 4th December: Crucible Studio: Mingus Profiles sextet 

And over at the Lescar in Sheffield on Wednesday 11th November

Josh Kemp Organ Quartet £7
A regular at Ronnie Scotts and with a growing reputation, tenor sax player Josh Kemp brings a truly international class band to the Lescar, promoting their new album 'Rare Groove' (on 33 Records). Straight-ahead hard swinging with a classic Blue Note sound, the band features three masters; Steve Fishwick (trumpet), Ross Stanley (Hammond B3 organ), and Tim Giles (drums).
'A mix of Stan Getzian breeziness and Coltrane's imploring cry.' The Guardian

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