Saturday, 28 October 2017

Dave O'Higgins in Grimsby, Fishtales in Wigan

From Gill Wilde,  Grimsby Jazz

Grimsby Jazz have the  Dave O’Higgins Quartet on Wednesday 8th November 2017 at the Old Clee Club, Grimsby, DN32 8LS. Tickets are the usual  £12 in advance £14 on the door with  Students half price For tickets telephone 01472 873730 / Off the Beaten Tracks 36 Aswell Street, Louth: 01507607677

This quartet plays some of the most swinging music you will hear today. Straight ahead jazz firmly in the harmonic and melodic tradition, played by the finest UK-based jazz musicians at the peak of their distinguished careers. They will be playing a mixture of new originals and standards from the latest recording, “It’s Always 9.30 in Zog”

 Appearing with Dave, are Geoff Gascoyne on bass: one of the UK's most in demand bass player/composer/arranger/producer/ educators. In a 25 year career he has performed and recorded with Michel Legrand, Georgie Fame, Sting, Van Morrison, Bill Bruford, Peter King, Benny Golson and Jamie Cullum, with whom he was bassist, MD and arranger for 7 years.

Dutch drummer, Sebastiaan de Krom: studied at Berklee School of Music and lives between London & Belgium. He was with Jamie Cullum at the same time as Geoff and there they struck a terrific rapport. He tours with Ray Gelato and is one of the most in demand jazz drummers in Europe. Pianist Graham Harvey: studied music at Denver University, and is currently busy with Stacey Kent. He was MD of the funk group, Incognito, at the time they had their biggest hits (Positivity, Tribes Vibes and Scribes) and has also toured with George Benson.

The fantastic Fish Tales with the Alan Barnes Octet enters the last leg of its highly successful tour, co-written by Alan Barnes and Pat McCarthy with poetry by Josie Moon. The music and poetry draws on the vibrant, dark and dangerous history of Grimsby's fishing trade and explores the myths, the misadventures and the realities of the fishing life. The dates are Lincoln Drill Hall on Saturday 11th November, Sunday lunchtime at The Old Courts in Wigan on 12th November. 

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