Monday, 24 October 2016

Gilad Hekselman Trio at Wharf Chambers

One of the most highly regarded jazz guitars in the world will play a one-off performance in Leeds on November 9th . Gilad Hekselman is one of the most talented and well respected guitar players in the world today. First gaining recognition after winning the 2005 Montreaux Jazz Guitar competition, he has gone on to play, perform and record with artists including Mark Turner, Jeff Ballard, Esperanza Spalding, Jeff 'Tain' Watts, Avishai Cohen and John Scofield. To date he has released 5 albums as leader, his latest being Homes in 2015.

For one very special Leeds appearance, Apollo Jazz Network is thrilled to welcome Gilad Hekselman, Joe Martin and Kush Abadey for an intimate trio performance that is not to be missed.

... possessing a distinctive lyricism and easily embraceable artfulness that seems to reach beyond his years... Hekselman has a pristine, crystalline sound and a bright playing style that seems as natural and sustaining as air and water... Imagine a brightly lit day, sunlight on water - you are there. If Monet’s waterlily studies were music this could be it... with a quiet assertiveness and expertise that is winning throughout... - Laurel Gross, All About Jazz

The gig takes place at Wharf Chambers and is hosted by Kim Macari's Apollo Jazz Network in collaboration with bassist and Sela Bar jazz promoter Tom Riviere.

Tickets are priced at £10 and can be bought here

Gilad is also doing a workshop at Leeds College of Music 2-3pm November 9th

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