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Graham Clark: violin
Paul Kilvington has been involved in the music industry for the past 25 years. During this time he has toured worldwide and has performed with many artists. He is equally capable in soul, jazz, or pop music - as demonstrated by the dazzling array of television shows he has appeared on. On a jazz level, he has performed with Bob Mintzer from the Yellowjackets and Branford Marsalis. He also performed with Jack Jones on his last two UK tours, when he played at the London Palladium. He also formed the latin jazz ensemble Amazonia to perform his own compositions and has played in all the major jazz festivals with them: their first CD is soon to be released. He has won many awards and prizes, including three from Leeds Jazz College from where he graduated.
Graham Clark has been working as a violinist since 1982. He plays mainly the usual canon of standards. Ballads like "Body and Soul” and "My One and Only Love”, medium swingers, such as "All the Things You Are". Other tunes might include "Have you met Miss Jones?”, or post-bop classics like “Joyspring”, or perhaps some Charlie Parker tunes - not often heard on violin.
Paul and Graham have been performing together for the last 10 years. Their repertoire focuses on a unique interpretation of carefully chosen jazz and latin material featuring compositions by such artists as Chick Corea, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Kenny Wheeler and Egberto Gismonti. There’s always a wonderful and exciting interplay between the two of them, and there will be
fireworks when they get stuck in to the livelier tunes!
Sunday 23 July 2017 at 2pm
Tickets: £10 (£5 students) available from:-
Huddersfield Jazz Website (www.huddersfield-jazz.co.uk/buytickets/)Author: Steve CrockerPosted: June 27, 2017, 6:29 pm
Jazz icon Chris Barber and his Big Band returns to Doncaster’s Cast Theatre on Friday 30 June at 7.30pm, with favourites like "Bourbon Street Parade", "Jubilee Stomp", "Petite Fleur", “Ice Cream”, "When the Saints Go Marching In" and many more.
Chris Barber OBE this year celebrates his 63rd year as leader of his band on a full-time professional basis. In fact, his career began even earlier - in 1949 – when he started his first amateur band which included Alexis Korner on guitar. In their respective ways, they have gone on to become major figures in bringing blues and gospel music to audiences of the UK and Europe.
The Chris Barber Jazz Band of 1953 was a six piece line up. These days - known as The Big Chris Barber Band - it is ten in number. Chris’ explanation for that is ‘Throughout the years we have always enjoyed playing the music of Duke Ellington. From time to time we have brought to Europe the artistes we admire and who would enable us to perform larger arrangements than could be achieved by a six-piece band.’.
The Chris Barber Big Band, inspired by great Ken Colyer Jazz Men, features everything from New Orleans to blues to late 20's Ellington, played with extraordinary panache and skill.
Featuring in the band is Bob Hunt – a student of Duke Ellington’s music and arranger of The ‘Duke’s’ music and the proud owner of a trombone once the property of Ellington trombonist ‘Tricky’ Sam Nanton! As Chris adds, ‘So we can all play those Ellington arrangements whenever we (or the audience) feel like it!’.
The concert at Cast includes Chris’ favourites like "Bourbon Street Parade", "Jubilee Stomp", "Petite Fleur", “Ice Cream”, "When the Saints Go Marching In" and many more.
Tickets for Chris Barber Big Band at Cast on Friday 30 June at 7.30pm are £20 are available at castindoncaster.com and on 01302 303 959.Author: Steve CrockerPosted: June 27, 2017, 6:25 pmKamasi Washington 1 JulyRobert Glasper Experiment 3 July
Kamasi Washington is an American saxophonist with phenomenal talent. In 1999 he won the John Coltrane Music Competition, launching his career. He's played in bands for a huge range of musicians including Herbie Hancock, Lauryn Hill, Chaka Khan, Flying Lotus, and was credited for saxaphone on Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly album. His solo debut was critically acclaimed and he's well on the way to creating more material for his fans. Get ready for an amazing night with a rare talent.
1 Jul 2017 7pm - 11pm
O2 Academy 55 Cookridge Street, Leeds, LS2 3AW
£25 + booking fee
Robert Glasper Experiment
With last year’s Covered, free-thinking idiom-bender Robert Glasper imaginatively used a classic acoustic-trio jazz lineup to rework pop-structured songs. ArtScience reassembles his vocoder-dominated Experiment quartet, but this time with all the members joining the electronically massaged vocals in a recalibration of the group’s balance of pop, dance and jazz methods. The fast jazz swing, skidding avant-bop sax and acoustic walking bass of the opener immediately flags that up, before electronically warped crowd sounds and a hard-struck hip-hop groove intervene. Anthemic pop-hooked songs, such as saxist Casey Benjamin’s Day to Day, nonetheless hide sly jazz nuances in the pianist’s casual fills and drummer Mark Colenburg’s eerily impassive snare hits. A cover of Human League’s Human gracefully develops the pop ballad theme as a seductive accumulation of whistling synth sounds and intensifying hip-hop patterns before Benjamin’s soulfully beboppish acoustic-sax finale. Glasper has signalled an impatience with jazz on earlier Experiment ventures, but very definitely not on this one.
3 July @ Belgrave Music Hall 1-1A Cross Belgrave St, Leeds LS2 8JP 8pm doors
£25.00 + booking fee
Website tickets http://superfriendz.com/Author: Steve CrockerPosted: June 20, 2017, 4:16 pm
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