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Music Spoken Here celebrates one year at The Marr’s Bar, Worcester.

by Ian Mann

May 12, 2023

Instigated by Dave Fuller in May 2022 Music Spoken Here showcases exceptional, original and contemporary jazz-influenced music on a monthly basis at The Marr's Bar, Worcester.

We have received the following press release;

Worcester Jazz, Funk & Fusion club celebrates one year at The Marrs Bar

Worcester has a great live music scene, boasting around 50 venues offering regular or occasional live music. Every week you will find a number of solo / duo acts, guitar-based rock, pop, punk, grunge and tribute bands performing around the city. But if you’re looking for something a bit less mainstream, it’s about time you checked out Music Spoken Here.

Instigated by Dave Fuller, who moved from London to Evesham 5 years ago, Music Spoken Here showcases exceptional, original and contemporary jazz-influenced music. Starting in May 2022 with shows usually on the third or fourth Thursday each month at The Marrs Bar, they have featured seasoned veterans such as bassist Yolanda Charles (Paul Weller, Robbie Williams, Squeeze and Hans Zimmer) and relative newcomers on the contemporary jazz scene such as Birmingham’s Tom Ford and London-based Rosie Frater-Taylor.

Fuller elaborates, “A lot of people have preconceptions of jazz being old music for old folks, but it’s constantly developing as each generation interprets and infuses it with the technology and cultural influences of their own time. Birmingham has some of this going on with notable artists coming through the Conservatoire and there’s quite a scene in Bristol, but it’s organizations like Tomorrow’s Warriors (who have turned out the likes of Ezra Collective and Nubya Garcia) and Jazz Re:freshed, both based in London, that are, in my opinion, at the forefront of 21st century music. With Music Spoken Here, I want to challenge those preconceptions, bring some of that innovation to our neck of the woods and persuade as many people as I can to take a chance on something new. In my experience, that is when the magic happens!”

Music Spoken Here have a full program for the rest of 2023 featuring bands hand-picked by Fuller, exploring a variety of jazz-influenced styles. With so many exceptional and original bands looking for representation in the area, shows will increase to every two weeks from October.

The next event on Thursday 25th May features Italian guitarist, composer and musical director Francesco Lo Castro joined by Neil Bullock on drums (Mica Paris, Beverly Knight Chaka Khan), Rob Statham on bass (Mike Stern, Keith Emerson, Ruby Turner) and Sam Leak (“One of the brightest young stars in the jazz piano galaxy” – Helen Mayhew, Jazz FM).

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Other forthcoming Music Spoken Here promotions at the Marrs Barr are;

THURSDAY, 22 JUNE 2023 AT 20:00
Music Spoken Here presents Zeñel
Limited  tickets available at 20% off with promo code EARLYBIRD – Offer ends 25 May 2023
Energetic, innovative and eclectic mix of beats, sounds and improvisation - no labels, just brilliant music!
Zeñel is a London-based quartet with a unique approach to computer-based performance, allowing them to create a poetic combination of jazz improvisation and electronic music. Their style is centred around sounds seldom heard in live band contexts, drawing upon influences from a plethora of electronic production styles including grime, UK drill, Afrobeats and future bass.
Zeñel are Laurence Wilkins (trumpet, guitar, electronics), Alex Wilson (keys), Jay Verma (keys) and Zoe Pascal (drums)

Law of Three
July 20 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Breathtaking virtuosity and innovation from a power-trio melding aspects of jazz, world, blues, funk, gypsy and classical music
World-renowned multigenre guitar virtuoso, composer and Fusion pioneer, Roy Marchbank formed Law of Three in 2022 with Andy Edwards (Robert Plant, IQ, Frost`*) on drums and Mark Hartley on bass. They bring together a broad range of musical influences and technology with incredibly skilled musicianship to deliver a unique fusion experience! Be among the first to see this power-trio perform live.

Jingu Bang
October 5 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Limited  tickets available at 20% off with promo code EARLYBIRD – Offer ends 5 September 2023!
Funk-fusion mastery honouring the works of Herbie Hancock, Weather Report, Brotherly and others along with their own creations
During unsettled times, five travellers from distant lands went in search of their destiny. In the imposing mountains soaring high above the bamboo forests of Bristol, they banded together as one unstoppable force, and accepted the calling of the JINGU BANG.
Their free-flowing funk mastery is expressed across the lands through both their own creations and by honouring the works of Herbie Hancock & The Headhunters, Jaco Pastorius, Weather Report, Brotherly and others.
Join them in the earthly realms as they leave no stone unturned in their mission to bring you their irrepressible… funky magic!
Jingu Bang are Scott Hammond (drums), Greig Robinson (bass), Lisa Cherian (percussion), Dale Hambridge (keys) and Ruth Hammond (sax/flute/vocoder).

The Marrs Bar
12 Pierpoint Street
WR1 1TA.
Phone: (01905) 613336

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