Jonathan Gee Trio - UK live dates, March 2017.
Monday, March 20, 2017
Jonatan Gee has forwarded the following press release;
Pianist Jonathan Gee brings his trio featuring Marcus Vergette on bass and Andy Trim on drums to Devon and Cornwall in March.
Known in the UK for his work with Tim Whitehead, Tony Kofi, PharoahSanders, and David Murray, Jonathan is involved in projects throughout Europe and recently packed out Jazz at Lincoln Centre in New York, and Rochester International Jazz Fest with his US band.
The trio will be playing music from his acclaimed album ‘Dragonfly’ plus some Wynton Marsalis, Thelonious Monk, and vocal renditions of well known standards.
Marcus, as well as being an internationally acclaimed sculptor - he has exhibited in The Venice Guggenheim for instance - has worked with many of theUK’s top jazz musicians including Mike Westbrook, Jean Toussaint, Steve Buckley and Don Weller.
Andy is one of the UK’s leading drummers, having worked with everyone from Humphrey Lyttleton and Pete King to Robert Mitchell, Mike Outram and Zoe Rahman. He has also worked with US legends such as Charles McPherson and Gene ‘Mighty Flea ‘ Connors and runs a legendary monthly Friday night gig at The Archduke Wine Bar in London featuring the best of London’s young lions.
Robert Shaw in Jazzwise Magazine said of Jonathan Gee ‘The fire and invention that marked his recent performances with Pharoah Sanders are in full evidence on this disc…his breathlessly sparkling originality shines through .’
All gigs 8pm except Archduke
March 25th Chagford West Devon Village Vanguard Peripatetic Jazz Club on top of the world at the Globe Inn,
9 High St Chagford TQ13 8AJ 01647 433485
March 26th Ashburton 8pm, St Lawrence Chapel, Ashburton TQ13 7DD
March 27th Plymouth, Bread and Roses, 62 Ebrington St, Plymouth. PL4 9AF
St Ives Jazz Club · Western Hotel · St Ives, Cornwall TR26 2LU
St. James Club, St. James Crescent Swansea. SA1 6DRTel: 07802 912789
March 31st Archduke Wine Bar, Waterloo, London 10pm free
JAZZ MANN FEATURES
Guest contributor Trevor Bannister on a "a fascinating day spent at a church near Shepperton, where producer Andy Cleyndert was recording Scott Willcox's ten-piece big band for his Trio label".
Ian Mann on the final day of the Festival and performances by the JD Allen Trio, Triforce and Friends, Zenel, Kokoroko and the Liberation Music Orchestra directed by Carla Bley.