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Shirley Smart - Forthcoming UK live dates.

Monday, April 08, 2024

Cellist and composer Shirley Smart has forwarded her latest newsletter, which includes details of new projects and forthcoming live dates.

Shirley Smart writes;

Some upcoming dates around the UK with my trio featuring John Crawford on piano and Demi Garcia Sabat on percussion.
Details of all dates are below.

Immediately upcoming is a sextet date at the lovely Vortex Jazz Club in Dalston on 17th April, to which you are of course, warmly invited to attend!

Finally, a couple of new projects will also be launching soon - my Free Improvisation Night “Creations”, is returning to the Vortex Downsairs Bar in May, and the launch of a new piano trio with violinist Tobie Medland and pianist Ben Smith is coming in August, in which we will explore both some of the great classical piano trio repertoire and also improvised chamber music. Details and dates all below.


Upcoming Dates

Shirley Smart Trio/Sextet Tour

17.04 - Vortex Jazz Club, Dalston, London (Sextet)
24.04 - Twickenham Jazz Club Quartet feat. Sam Dunn on guitar
20.04 Watermill Jazz, Dorking, Surrey
30.05 Morley College
22.05 The Lescar, Sheffield
01.06 Salisbury Arts Festival
06.07 Calstcock Arts, Calstock, Cornwall
07.07 Teignmouth Jazz, Teignmouth, Devon
07.09 Somerset Jazz Festival
09.11 Clun Valley Jazz, Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire

All performances are trio unless stated.

Ticket links where available at;

Medland - Smart - Smith Trio
04.08 Clapham Omnibus
01.10 Crazy Coqs, London
I’m really excited about this trio, and the process of re-visiting classical repertoire with two amazing improvisers, meaning we can extend our repertoire into improvised chamber music in many different ways.
We’re still coming up with a name, but we are a bit hopeless at this bit of things so any suggestions gratefully recieved!!!

Creations is a free improvisation jam session with a set featuring invited artists from the scene, and then an open jam session of freely improvised music.
Join us!
23rd May - Charlotte Keeffe & Alex Paxton
11th July - Olie Brice & Chris Batchelor
18th Septmber - Stories Trio - Shirley Smart, James Arben, Mark Wastell