Thursday, 31 December 2015

New jazz venue at the Keys in Huddersfield

Dave O'Higgins and Steve Waterman

Jazz bassist Ben Crosland is promoting a new monthly programme of high quality modern jazz on Saturday nights at the Keys restaurant in Huddersfield, located in the crypt of St Peter’s, the Parish Church. Ben's own trio (Ben on bass, Paul Kilvington piano and Dave Tyas drums) will be accompanying some major jazz names:

Sat 6th February: Dave O'Higgins and Steve Waterman with Ben Crosland Trio.

Saxophonist Dave O'Higgins has honed his jazz chops through 16 albums as leader, years on the road and in the studio with the likes of Joe Locke, Martin Taylor, Joey Calderazzo, Ray Charles, Jim Mullen, BBC Big Band, Ronnie Scott's Allstars, Frank Sinatra, Jason Rebello, Phil Dwyer, Stan Tracey and Eric Alexander. He also leads, writes and arranges for the Two Minds Big Band, teaches saxophone, harmony and improvisation at the London Centre For Contemporary Music and runs a specialist jazz recording studio where he records, engineers, mixes and masters work by some of the finest jazz musicians on the planet. O'Higgins plays with quite exceptional fluency and his fund of ideas never runs out.

Trumpeter Steve Waterman. In the early 80s Waterman played trumpet with the Berkshire Youth Jazz Orchestra, then studied in London at Trinity College of Music and was soon established on the city’s jazz scene. In the mid-80s he recorded with Loose Tubes and the Trinity College Jazz Orchestra under Bobby Lamb. Also in the mid-80s, Waterman recorded with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra. In 2003, he formed the Jazz Orchestra along with Derek Lawton, a fine West Country-based big band. Waterman’s small groups vary in their personnel to accommodate shifts in musical concepts.

Upcoming programme at the Keys -

Sat 5th March: Alan Barnes with Ben Crosland Trio.

Sat 2nd April: Jim Mullen/Rod Mason Quartet.

Sat 7th May: Stuart McCallum Trio.

Sat 4th June: Martin Shaw with Ben Crosland Trio.

Sat 2nd July: Dennis Rollins with Ben Crosland Trio.

Tickets for every gig £10 (£7 for students) and the start time is 8.30pm

Venue address: The Keys, Byram St, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 1BU

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