Spirit Fingers announce July 2019 London live dates.
Sunday, June 09, 2019
We have received the following press release;
LA jazz fusion masters Spirit Fingers announce London dates.
Hampstead Jazz Club Proudly Present:
‘If you’re in the mood for the high-fusion era of Stanley Clarke and Al Di Meola, this will definitely do it for you.’ - Stereogum
‘This group really dazzles.’ - Jazzwise Magazine
To celebrate the release of their critically acclaimed debut album on vinyl, Los Angeles jazz-fusion masters, Spirit Fingers, have announced a whistle-stop Summer tour of London’s most prestigious jazz venues. Over the course of five nights in July, this incendiary quartet will be performing at Pizza Express Live, Boisdale Canary Wharf, Ronnie Scott’s and the capital’s coolest new venue, Hampstead Jazz Club.
Having cut his teeth working with the Miles Davis Electric Band and the Buddy Rich Big Band, virtuoso pianist Greg Spero spent several years touring with chart-topping R&B and pop artists including The Weeknd and Halsey. Eager to dive back into deeper, jazzier waters, Spero spent a year composing the music that would go on to make up their first album before forming Spirit Fingers alongside guitarist Dario Chiazzolino, bassist Hadrien Feraud and drummer Mike Mitchell, three of the finest musicians on the West Coast.
A heady cocktail of cool jazz-fusion and fiery funk that seamlessly blurs the boundaries between Brad Mehldau, Al Di Meola and Herbie Hancock, Spirit Fingers’ debut album has received a raft of rapturous reviews in prestigious American publications including the Chicago Sunday Times, Stereogum and Downbeat. Like all of the best bands in the long and winding history of jazz, Spirit Fingers somehow manage to be tight but deliciously loose at the same time. Now they are ready and raring to show audiences on this side of the Atlantic what all the fuss is about.
23rd July – Pizza Express Live, Holborn
24th July – Boisdale, Canary Wharf
25th July – Ronnie Scott’s, Soho
26th July – Hampstead Jazz Club (with special guest Judi Jackson)
27th July – Hampstead Jazz Club (Farewell Concert)
Spirit Fingers ‘Being’ is out now on CD and vinyl.
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