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Guildford Jazz - Programme for January /  February / March 2022.

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Martin Collins of Guildford Jazz has forwarded details of the organisation's programme for January, February & March 2022. Events take place at Guildford Cricket Club Pavilion and Guildford University

Martin Collins writes;


GUILDFORD JAZZ GIGS

 

SIMON SPILLETT & PETE LONG QUINTET “SALUTE TO THE JAZZ COURIERS”
At Guildford Cricket Club Pavilion, Woodbridge Road, Guildford GU1 4RP
Date: Thursday 27th January 2022 at 7.30pm
An exciting and heartfelt homage by two of the top UK jazz authorities to the legendary British two-tenor quintet of the 1950s co-led by Ronnie Scott and Tubby Hayes.
Featuring original exciting arrangements faithfully recreated by Echoes of Ellington bandleader and saxophonist Pete Long along with celebrated saxophonist and author of the universally acclaimed Tubby Hayes biography Long Shadow of the Little Giant Simon Spillett.
In the time-honoured way you can expect plenty of up tempo tenor jousting, bell notes bouncing from wall to wall and cascades of bebop quavers coruscating the continuum!
Expect such favourites as the original arrangements of Cheek To Cheek, Love Walked In and The Serpent, as well as some of Tubbys later standards, all linked together with stories and comments from the two front men.
With Rob Barron on piano, Pete Cater on drums, Marianne Windham on bass
https://guildfordjazz.org.uk/whats-on/howzat/#January27

 

BRANDON ALLEN - THE STANLEY TURRENTINE PROJECT
At Guildford Cricket Club Pavilion, Woodbridge Road, Guildford GU1 4RP
Date: Wednesday 9th February 2022 at 7.30pm
A salute to the earthy, irresistibly groovy music of Blue Note and CTI Records jazz legend Stanley Turrentine from arguably the most exciting tenor player in Britain today.
The repertoire of the ‘Stanley Turrentine Project’ draws from Turrentine’s releases on the Bluenote and CTI labels. In addition, some of Turrentine’s renditions of rock/pop hits of the 60’s and 70’s will be reimagined by Brandon’s exciting new quartet.
Expect soulfulsaxophone playing accompanied by a hard swinging and funky rhythm section.
Featuring Brandon Allen – tenor saxophone, Will Barry – piano/keys, Arnie Somogyi- basses, Shaney Forbes- drums.
https://guildfordjazz.org.uk/whats-on/howzat/#February9

 

JO HARROP WITH NIGEL PRICE
At Guildford Cricket Club Pavilion, Woodbridge Road, Guildford GU1 4RP
Date: Wednesday 24th February 2022 at 7.30pm
Born in Durham, Jo Harrop cut her teeth as a session singer, working with a host of iconic artists including Neil Diamond, Rod Stewart, Gloria Gaynor and Enrique Iglesias.
After moving to London, she quickly established herself as one of the most unmistakable voices in British jazz, performing everywhere from the Royal Albert Hall to the Sunset Sunside Jazz Club in Paris.
She recently received a raft of rapturous reviews for Weathering The Storm, her debut album with guitarist, Jamie McCredie. The Guardian dubbed it ‘a little gem of an album: simple, modest and perfect’.
At Guildford Jazz, Jo is joined by multi-award winning guitarist Nigel Price, one of the most highly regarded guitarists on the UK jazz scene today whose blend of flowing bebop lines, deep blues feeling and mastery of chording has made him popular with jazz audiences. And we’re delighted to also welcome the amazing Italian drummer and percussionist Emiliano Caroselli, with Marianne completing the lineup on double bass.
https://guildfordjazz.org.uk/whats-on/howzat/#February24

 

ANDREA VICARI JAZZ AMBASSADORS - CELEBRATING WOMEN IN JAZZ
At Guildford Cricket Club Pavilion, Woodbridge Road, Guildford GU1 4RP
Date: Wednesday 9th March 2022 at 7.30pm
Pianist and composer Andrea Vicari won a scholarship to study at The Guildhall School of Music in London and was soon working with bass guitar legend, Dill Katz in a band that included guitarist Phil Robson.
Andrea has five albums in her own name and has contributed to others such as ‘Round Trip’ and “East and West’ with Jazz Extempore. As a composer, she has been commissioned by the Arts Council, the BBC, Jazz Umbrella, the Peter Whittingham trust.
Emma Rawicz is a young saxophonist, vocalist and composer. Emma studied at Chetham’s School of music and now conducts her career alongside her studies in jazz saxophone at the Royal Academy of Music. She is also part of NYJO, playing in their Jazz Orchestra and composing and playing in the Jazz Exchange Programme.
“Goddess of groove” Sophie Alloway is a freelance drummer, based in London, working in a variety of musical settings for a wide range of artists. She played drums for rapper Roots Manuva for two years. She has played top festivals including Glastonbury, Hop Farm, and Bestival and has worked with a wide range of artists in the jazz fusion world.
Featuring Andrea Vicari – piano, Emma Rawicz – tenor sax, Marianne Windham – bass, Sophie Alloway – drums
https://guildfordjazz.org.uk/whats-on/howzat/#March

 

NATIONAL YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA AMY WINEHOUSE: A CELEBRATION OF HER LIFE AND MUSIC
24TH MARCH
At The Marquee, Guildford University GU2 7XH
Date: Thursday 24th March 2022 at 7.45pm
NYJO alumna Amy Winehouse is undoubtably one of the greatest musical talents to come out of the UK. Her unmistakable character, vocal dexterity and masterful songwriting made her a pop icon. Her tragic passing makes her one of the most sorely missed artists in recent memory. Now, ten years on, her music still shines, undiminished, in all its defiant brilliance.
This concert series celebrates Amy’s enduring legacy, reimagining hits and revisiting early works she sang with the 24-piece National Youth Jazz Orchestra as a promising 16-year-old singer, back in 2000. We aim to honour her life, and her work, with a performance that fans of big band jazz, and Amy obsessives will enjoy together.
https://guildfordjazz.org.uk/whats-on/jazz-at-the-university/