The last jazz club before New York

All gigs: doors open 7.30pm, live music from 8.30 to 11-ish.
Bar snacks and light meals available until 8.15.

The lower prices are for St Ives Jazz Club members, MU members and Western Hotel residents.
Full Time Students and under 18s get in for £5.

Programme may be subject to change etc ... please call 01736 796082 to make sure.

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Tues 25th September £13/£8/£5
Babelfish

BABELFISH

Brigitte Beraha - voice
Barry Green - Keyboards
Chris Laurence - Bass
Boz Martin-Jones - Drums

A collaboration between two of the UK’s finest jazz artists Barry Green and Brigitte Beraha, the band also features legends Chris Laurence and Boz Martin-Jones. Between them they have played and recorded with Kenny Wheeler, John Surman, Sarah Vaughan, Norma Winstone, Peter Gabriel, Stevie Wonder, Lee Konitz and many more. Their debut album Babelfish was released to critical acclaim and picked by Sebastian Scotney, founder of LondonJazz, as his top album of 2012.

Their latest album “ Chasing Rainbows”, which received rave reviews, is a new collection of music they love, regardless of where it comes from - Songs in English, French, Portuguese and Italian, from original songs about love to fast paced compositions about sushi; from free Jazz to their take on Contemporary Classical songs, each Babelfish performance is fearless, fresh and mesmerising.

Their much anticipated 3rd album will be recorded at the end of their 2018 UK tour, to be released in June 2019!

"This remarkable quartet has evolved its own musical language. […] Unfamiliar at first, but gently seductive, it keeps you listening through the sheer power of invention.” Dave Gelly, The Observer

"It’s a pleasure to enter the original music language of this band: a world of playfulness and beauty, where anything could happen- you’re caught up in their sense of mystery and imagination.” Alison Bentley, LondonJazz

"Babelfish are a definition of a contemporary jazz class act." John Fordham, The Guardian


Tues 2nd October £13/£8/£5
Extraordinarily Ordinary Gentlemen

Extraordinarily Ordinary Gentlemen

Sarah McDonagh - sax/fl
Matt Johns - Keyboards
Martin Bowie - Guitar
Keith Michael - Drums

Classic organ trio swing meets straight jazz with a twist of contemporary funk and groove. Hammond organ sounds with drums and guitar and featuring the wonderful talents of Sarah McDonagh on saxes and flute. This quartet play originals and material by the likes of Grant Green, Herbie Hancock, Jimmy Smith et al.'


Tues 9th October £13/£8/£5
Liane Carroll

LIANE CARROLL

Liane Carroll - Vocals and Piano
Liane Carroll has been a pillar of the British jazz and soul scene for over thirty-five years.

Born in London and raised in Hastings; from the beginning of her musical career at the age of fifteen, she has dedicated her life to creating a deep and abiding connection with audiences all over the world through her exceptional talent, versatility and ability to truly interpret a song.

Along the way she has collaborated with such diverse artists as Paul McCartney, Gerry Rafferty, Long John Baldry, Ian Shaw, Claire Martin OBE and drum and bass outfit London Elektricity with whom she headlined in 2016 at Finsbury Parks Hospital in the Park festival. She appeared with them again at Glastonbury Festival 2017.

Equally at home in intimate jazz venues and vast performance spaces, in the summer of 2016 Liane took part in the BBC Late Night Proms performing at The Royal Albert Hall with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra Of Scotland.

"Liane Carroll doesn't just sing jazz. She is jazz. This is jazz of the highest quality. Believe." 4 stars, Mojo


Tues 16th October £13/£8/£5
Lorraine Baker

LORRAINE BAKER

Lorraine Baker - Drums
Alex Merritt - saxophone
John Turville - Keyboards
Paul Michael - Bass

Rising star Lorraine Baker bursts onto the UK Jazz Scene to launch her debut album “Eden.” Her individual style has gained attention from top international musicians, describing her playing as “magical” and “deeply rooted in the tradition of the great drummers of jazz.” The show focuses on tunes famously played by late drummer Ed Blackwell, re-arranged and using newly composed elements to give the music an edgy modern twist, perfectly showcasing the all star band and Lorraine’s unique sound as an improviser. Expect a fusion of afro, dance and rock grooves with driving swing and elements of free improvisation.

Lorraine has performed at many prestigious venues including Tokyo Opera House, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, the Royal Albert Hall amongst many more, as well as recording at Maida Vale studios and for BBC Radio 4. She has performed a series of gigs with accomplished vocalist Christine Tobin and her band, featuring Gilad Altzmon. She features on Christine’s latest recording, ‘Pelt.’

Critically acclaimed pianist and award winning John Turville will be on the tour. Lorraine’s lifelong musical partner Paul Michael features heavily on electric bass and the quartet is completed by virtuosic saxophonist Alex Merritt.

"“Lorraine has a magical quality in her playing which is perhaps the rarest of all things musical.” Jeff Williams - Drummer/composer/educator

"I had a wonderful time playing with Lorraine Baker while recently in London. She swings hard and plays in a style deeply rooted in the tradition of the great drummers of jazz.””Gary Smulyan - award winning NY based baritone saxophonist


Tues 23rd October £13/£8/£5
myriad3

Myriad 3

MYRIAD 3 TRIO

Chris Donnelly - Keyboards
Daniel Fortin - Bass
Ernesto Cervini - Drums

Myriad3 was an accident. Chris, Dan, and Ernesto had never played together until a few substitutions and a twist of fate put them on stage together for the first time in late 2010. Since then, the trio has completed multiple tours of Canada, the US and Europe, including a performance at Ronnie Scott’s International Jazz Piano Trio Festival, a tour of Canadian jazz festivals in 2014, a show at the 2016 Tokyo Jazz Festival, and a showcase performance at Jazzahead! in Bremen, Germany.

The band is a true collective. Each member acts simultaneously as a leader and as a sideman. They play mostly original music that features different aspects of jazz improvisation, ensemble performance and contemporary composition. The band has released 4 albums on Alma Records/Universal: Tell (2012); The Where (2014); Tell((Chip)) (2015); and Moons (2016.) The Where was nominated for a Juno Award and a Sirius Radio XM Indie Music Award in 2015.

Chris Donnelly represents a new generation of jazz pianists, composers and improvisers dedicated to creating programs that are engaging, entertaining and educating. He is continually praised for his virtuosic performances, musicality, versatility and ability to captivate audiences.

Drummer Ernesto Cervini is making a name for himself as a consummate bandleader and in-demand sideman, repeatedly praised for his deeply musical, infectiously energetic talents. Time Out New York encapsulated Cervini as “a buoyant drummer as well as a sharp composer and bandleader,” while the jazz bible, Downbeat described his fluid style as one that “exemplifies `float like a butterfly, sting like a bee’.”

Peterborough, ON native Daniel Fortin is one of Canada’s most in demand bassists. His eclectic tastes and stylistic flexibility have led to work with a wide variety of artists in the jazz, rock and pop worlds, including Serena Ryder, David Occhipinti, Florian Hofner, July Talk, Allison Au, Devon Sproule, Mike O’Neill, Matt Wilson, Alex Goodman, Dave Restivo, Harley Card, and many others.


HERE's WHAT COMING FOR 2018 !!!
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| 18th and 19th SEP TWO NIGHTS of THE RONNIE SCOTT'S ALLSTARS | 25th SEP BABELFISH | 2nd Oct EXTRAORDINARILY ORDINARY GENTLEMEN | 9th Oct LIANE CARROLL | 16th Oct LORRAINE BAKER | 23rd Oct MYRIAD TRIO | 30th Oct NICK COSTLEY-WHITE | 6th Nov NIGEL PRICE QUARTET | 20th Nov TOM BARFORD | 4TH Dec JULIEN MARGE | 11th Dec FABLED (SAM RAPLEY) | watch this space |

 

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