The last jazz club before New York

What's On: September - October 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 26 September £13/£8/£5

Will Butterworth

WILL BUTTERWORTH QUARTET

WILL BUTTERWORTH (piano) SEB PIPE (Alto), NICK PINI (bass), MARCO QUARANTOTO (drums ) MARK HARENDEN (narration)
Will Butterworth has written a suite of original music inspired by the Oscar Wilde story 'The Nightingale and the Rose' The suite employs beautiful melodies and rich and dark harmony to retell Wilde's story of love and sacrifice, and comes to a dramatic crescendo as the final song of the nightingale is performed. The group uses these melodies as starting points for improvisation. This music started life as a solo piano piece for a story book and has developed into a large, dynamic jazz quartet.

This is a band of musicians who share a certain freedom in their approach to playing. Anything happening in the music is acceptable and open to investigation. They are all genuine improvisers who don't rely on licks or overused phrases. Every time we play together we find ourselves in completely new and different musical worlds. I have been playing with Seb Pipe for many years, recorded an album called Tournesol in 2011. I have played a lot of free-jazz with Nick


Tues 3 October £13/£8/£5
Liane Carroll

LIANE CARROLL

LIANE CARROLL (piano and Vocals), ROGER CAREY (bass)
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. "She has the remarkable ability to sing every song totally from the heart as if she has just written it herself." Jazz Line-Up (BBC Radio 3) 'She is one of the most fantastic jazz singers and pianists in the world. She's a real star." BBC Scotland. 'Liane Carroll doesn't just sing jazz. She is jazz. This is of the highest quality. Believe.' Mojo.


Tues 10 October £13/£8/£5
Ralph Freeman

RALPH FREEMAN featuring ROB TOWNSEND

St Ives JazzClub founder returns with some of his London buddies, to play a programme of their own distinctive take on some classic jazz material, along with new originals from Freeman himself. Vibrant, energising music, with new compositions that span from bluesy to bossa-esque, all with be-boppy brio. Dan Matlin. Saxophonist Rob Townsend has spent much of the last five years touring with iconic prog-rock guitarist Steve Hackett. He also plays and records with acid-jazz hammond legend James Taylor. Over the years Rob has performed with many great names in British jazz such as Django Bates, Iain Ballamy, Mark Lockheart, Laurence Cottle, Tim Garland and Arnie Somogyi as well as with USA legends such as Sam Rivers and Eddie Henderson. Rob is an acclaimed jazz teacher, co-leading the excellent degree jazz programme at Middlesex University in London. Ralph Freeman Pianist, composer, artist. Founder of St Ives Jazz Club, which was awarded Jazz Venue Of The Year 2015 in the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Awards. As well as performing with his own ensembles and various original projects, he has worked with many of Britain's leading jazz musicians both at the Club and in London. Marcus Vergette A bass player, composer and artist who's work includes jazz, classical, improv and pop. Present projects include London Sinfonietta, performances for the South Bank Centre and touring his Marsyas Suite. Andrea Trillo A drummer, originally from Rome, who has performed with many British jazz icons including Don Weller, Jim Mullen, Tony Kofi and Julian Segal and has toured with the legendary Herbie Hancock.
Tues 17 October £13/£8/£5
MARTIN BOWIE

MARTIN BOWIE The EXTRAORDINARILY ORDINARY GENTLEMEN

Sarah McDonagh (sax/fl), Rob Norman (keys) Martin Bowie (gtr), Keith Michael (dms)
Featuring 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 24 October £13/£8/£5
Jam Experiment

JAM EXPERIMENT

Jam Experiment are a 5-piece band that are based in London. They won the 2014 Jazz North Introduces Scheme, shortly after their debut gig supporting Liane Carroll. They have played at leading jazz festivals and venues across the UK, leaving audiences in awe. The lineup includes the winner of the inaugural BBC Young Musician Jazz Award, saxophonist Alexander Bone, trombonist Rory Ingham, Toby Comeau on piano/keyoboard, Joe Lee on bass, and Jonny Mansfield on drums. Alexander Bone and trombonist Rory Ingham were both voted as runners-up in the best instrumentalist (respectively) of the year in the British Jazz Awards 2016, and both were nominated for “Rising Star” in the 2016 British Jazz Awards, with Bone crowned Rising Star. The band are now based in London, studying at the Royal Academy of Music and the Guildhall. Jam Experiment display a fresh, energetic and honest approach of original compositions and arrangements. All band members write music for the band and contribute musical ideas equally, creating a beautifully varied set of music, and a very individual, cool and funky sound. This gig will be part of their 35 date UK Debut Album Launch Tour!
Tues 31 October £13/£8/£5
Michelson Morley

MICHELSON MORLEY

jake mcmurchie saxophones | electronics, mark whitlam drums | precussion | electronics will harris bass dan messore guitar | electronics
With their debut release “Aether Drift”, Bristol-based Michelson Morley announced themselves as one of the most original and exciting UK jazz bands. The first album as writer and leader by Get The Blessing saxophonist Jake McMurchie exposed the talents of a brilliant and highly inventive new voice. Melodic, atmospheric, minimalist music featuring the best of Bristol’s jazz scene in the form of Will Harris on bass, Mark Whitlam on drums, with special guest Dan Messore on guitar. The band continued to expand their sonic range and emotional depth with their second release “Strange Courage” released on the iconic Babel Label.


HERE's WHAT COMING FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR !!!
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SEPTEMBER | 19th+20th: RONNIE SCOTT'S ALL STARS (sold out)|26th: WILL BUTTERWORTH QRT | OCTOBER | 3rd: LIANE CARROLL | 10th: RALPH FREEMAN 4 | 17th: TBC | 24th: JAM EXPERIMENT | 31st: MICHELSON MORLEY | NOVEMBER | 7th: ROBERT MITCHELL | 14th: TBC | 21st: ARQ 5 | DECEMBER | 5th: DAVE O'HIGGINS 4 | 12th: MARCUS VERGETTE BUTTERFLIES | CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS BREAK |
 

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