The Be-Bop Club, Bristol, programme for October and November 2018.
Friday, October 12, 2018
From the Be-Bop Club website http://www.thebebopclub.co.uk
The Be-Bop Club
The Bear, Hotwell Road, Bristol. BS8 4SF
Doors open 8.30pm for 9pm start.
Fri 12th Oct
Greg Sterland Quartet
Greg Sterland is a Bristol based tenor saxophonist who graduated from the Royal Welsh College a few years back. A fluent and adventurous improviser, for this concert Greg has teamed up with pianist Toby Boalch, a fairly recent and very welcome addition to the Bristol jazz community. Toby is a Birmingham Conservatoire graduate who still works a lot in the Midlands, and has recently formed a group with acclaimed vocalist Brigitte Beraha which we hope to present next year. Greg’s long time collaborators Aeddan Williams - double bass and Paolo Adamo - drums complete the group. They will be playing mainly Greg’s originals with influences from jazz, pop, Indian and African music.
Fri 19th Oct
Dave Jones Quartet
Following several sell-out Festival gigs during the summer, pianist/composer Dave Jones returns to the Bebop Club with his quartet, this time to perform newly composed material, together with a selection of tracks from the critically acclaimed album ‘KeyNotes’. The ‘KeyNotes’ album attracted excellent reviews from London Jazz News, Jazz Journal, and Jazzwise, and was also featured on BBC Radio 3’s ‘Jazz Now’, Jazz FM, BBC Radio Ulster’s ‘Jazz Club’, and BBC Radio Wales. Jones also composes music for TV and Film, which has been placed in USA and UK programmes, and is a writer for both Jazz Journal and Pianist magazine. The line-up tonight features Ben Waghorn - saxes and flute, Ashley John Long - bass, and Andy Hague - drums. “Jones has assembled a formidable quartet” (London Jazz News) “The theme writing is, as you might expect from a successful film and TV composer, memorable…” (Jazzwise)
“…one of our most able and listenable pianist/composers…” (Jazz Journal)
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Fri 26th Oct
Adam Glasser Quartet
South African jazz harmonica player and pianist Adam Glasser has released two critically acclaimed albums - ‘Free at First’ (2010 SAMA Best Modern Jazz Album)and ‘Mzansi’ (nominated 2012 SAMA Best Jazz Album) and performed with a wide range of leading UK jazz musicians including Jason Yarde and Gareth Lockrane and international artists including Hugh Masekela, Sting, Joe Zawinul and Incognito. Adam is one of the few exponents of jazz harmonica and South African township jazz piano. This gig will present a mix of South African jazz standards and unusual contemporary compositions drawn from his featured quartet and sextet gigs earlier this summer at the Brecon Jazz Festival. Adam is joined by some of Bristol’s finest players for this unique collaboration. Adam Glasser - harmonica/piano, Steve Banks - guitar, Riaan Vosloo - bass and Mark Whitlam - drums.
Free at First: “A challenge to equal for sheer scope of virtuosity, musicality and surprise” Raul dGama US Jazz Critic
“Uncanny virtuosity on the chromatic harmonica.. master of his own sound and identity” @CriticalJazz - US Jazz Blog
Fri 2nd Nov - Nigel Price Organ Trio
Fri 9th Nov - Vitor Pereira Quintet
Fri 16th Nov - Sam Leak Trio
JAZZ MANN FEATURES
Ian Mann enjoys the Jazz Alley and Charity Swing Party events at the Market Hall with performances by Wonderbrass, Tarion, Rebelinx and The Electric Swing Circus.
Ian Mann on a day of superb jazz with concert performances from bands led by Daniel Newberry, Alison Rayner, Ben Holder, Rachel Sutton and Tony Kofi plus interval music from Dave Jones and friends.