The last jazz club before New York

What's On: October - December 2017

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.

Tues 7 November £13/£8/£5
Robert Mitchell- Epiphany 3

Robert Mitchell- Epiphany 3

Robert Mitchell Piano, Tom Mason Bass, Salem Ramen Drums
These days his primary focal points include his long-running ensemble Panacea; his new trio Epiphany 3 with special guest dancer Masumi Endo, solo performance (including a current fascination with one-handed works, which produced one solo album and festival – Leftitude – in 2013 – to which he returns to record more lh only works in 2017); he also continues to work with young Cuban vocalist Dayme Arocena, French saxophone great Julien Lourau, Soul and West-End star Shaun Escoffery, French sax innovator Stephane Payen, young saxophonist Tom Harrison, Cuban violinist Omar Puente, South African education, percussion and conflict resolution genius Eugene Skeef, and new free jazz/radical poetry group StagerLee Wonders. He has recently recorded on albums by Julien Lourau and the legendary Courtney Pine CBE – with whom he also tours in 2017 ! His latest album ‘ A Vigil For Justice. A Vigil For Peace.’ is for piano trio and features extensive original poetry inspired by the rapid political change in atmosphere in recent times, against the backdrop of so much unrealised human potential and vast inequalities. This will be presented on his own label – Depth Of Field. The poetry features amongst a debut collection to be published separately in 2017. In 2014 – his first large scale work – Invocation – was successfully performed by the grammy winning Bournemouth Symphony Chorus, Goldsmith Big String and students from Avonbourne and Harewood at St Peters Church (Bournemouth) and the Queen Elizabeth Hall (London). Robert is now working on another large scale work – The Spirit Line – which is a tribute to the ever more prescient wisdom of the Zuni people of Arizona/New Mexico.


November 14th - Club Closed


Tues 21 November £13/£8/£5
ARQ

ARQ

Alison Rayner double bass, Buster Birch drums & percussion, Deirdre Cartwright guitar, Diane McLoughlin saxophones, Steve Lodder piano
ARQ’s profile has risen rapidly in the past three years, with extensive touring and critical acclaim for their second album, ‘A Magic Life’. Described by the Guardian as ‘spirited, eloquent and graceful’ and by the Observer as ‘purposeful, full-toned and melodic, a beautifully integrated band’, their music is awash with infectious grooves, lyrical melodies and a music founded in jazz but with folk, rock, classical and other world music influences. They have built a substantial and wide-ranging audience, receiving national and international radio play and four and five star reviews in jazz and national press. Their recent 30-date ‘Magic Life’ UK tour concluded with a sell-out night at the Soho Pizza Express Jazz Club. ‘The quintet’s multi-faceted pieces are full of delightful colour and detail –but for all their sophistication remained wholly accessible and unfailingly melodic.’ thejazzmann.com


November 28th - Club Closed


Tues 5 December £13/£8/£5
Dave O'Higgins

DAVE O'HIGGINS 4

Graham Harvey (piano),Geoff Gascoyne (bass, Sebastiaan de Krom (drums),
Dave’s tenor and soprano sax sounds are highly personal and recognisable, with a clear sense of melodic development and adventure. A popular performer with the public, with an excellent sense of pacing and presentation, he has a wide palette from Charlie Parker, Dexter Gordon, John Coltrane, Joe Henderson through to Stanley Turrentine and Michael Brecker. He has relentlessly pursued artistic and sonic exploration, and enjoys the learning process which is a constant advancing flow. The Dave O’Higgins Quartet has been together for 5 years now with Sebastiaan de Krom (drums), Geoff Gascoyne (bass) and Graham Harvey (piano) - a band that is unashamed to swing and draw on blues and functional harmonies and the great tome of jazz vocabulary, eschewing fads and fusions. The Dave O’Higgins Quartet with be doing a massive 33-date tour of the UK promoting the new CD, It’s Always 9:30 in Zog, Sept-Dec 2017 with the help of awards from the Arts Council of England and PRS Foundation. “O’Higgins plays with quite exceptional fluency and his fund of ideas never runs out.” The Observer Dave O'Higgins is a saxophonist, composer, arranger, educator and latterly recording engineer and producer. He has been a popular figure on the UK and international jazz scene for 30 years now, with 19 albums as leader under his belt


December 12th Marcus Vergette Butterflies


HERE's WHAT COMING FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR and 2018 !!!
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OCTOBER | 31st: MICHELSON MORLEY | NOVEMBER | 7th: ROBERT MITCHELL | 14th: Closed | 21st: ARQ 5 | DECEMBER | 5th: DAVE O'HIGGINS 4 | 12th: MARCUS VERGETTE BUTTERFLIES | CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS BREAK | 2018 | SIMIANS OF SWING | DAVID FERRIS SEPTET | JAZZ DEFENDERS | ELLIOT GAVIN | ED JONES | ROB LUFT | ALEX HITCHCOCK |
 

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