Wednesday, 2 March 2016

De Jong’s Cleynderts, Noemi Nuti and fishy tales in Grimsby!

De Jong’s Cleynderts 23 March
Gill Wilde writes

On Wednesday 23rd March 2016 Grimsby Jazz has an amazing line up of international top line artists in the quartet “De Jong’s Cleynderts.  Andy has assembled a group of outstanding talent; a combination of star soloists that can also provide harmonious ensemble work. A huge success at last year’s Cleethorpes Jazz Festival, it is a second chance to enjoy the music of Andrew Cleyndert bass, Martin Shaw trumpet, Dave Newton piano,
Colin Oxley guitar.

This band eschews the drums in favour of the flexible trio of piano, bass and guitar and has added the lyrical trumpet of Martin Shaw. With the three instruments on a more equal footing, and a generally cooler dynamic range, every note and phrase stands out clearly. Newton, who spent 10 years as Stacey Kent's pianist, has a deliciously crystalline touch, well matched by Oxley's mellow guitar. Cleyndert is not only a masterly rhythm bassist; he produces a wonderfully rich cello-like tone with the bow.

At the Old Clee Club, Clee Crescent, Grimsby, DN32 8LS. Tickets  £12 in adv £14 on the door, Students half price. Doors open 7.30 pm music starts 8.30 pm. Tel: 01472 873730 / Off the Beaten Tracks 36 Aswell Street, Louth.

Looking ahead on Wednesday 20th April 2016 the Noemi Nuti Band featuring Quentin Collins. “A true star in the making. Noemi has grace, style and elegance, Alex Lloyd JazzFM

Then on Wednesday 18th May 2016 Grimsby Jazz has a very exciting preview of a commission of new music about the fishing heritage of Great Grimsby with The Alan Barnes Octet "A Grimsby Fish Tale". Composer Alan Barnes has used a diverse group of musicians to create a dynamic suite of music. This is the first piece of music Grimsby Jazz has commissioned and has all the ingredients to be a thrilling and exciting venture with this fabulous line up of musicians, Alan Barnes, Dean Masser, Gilad Atzmon saxophones, Mark Nightingale trombone, Neil Yates Trumpet, Pat McCarthy guitar, Dave Green double bass, John Perry drums. www.alanbarnes

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