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 24th July £13/£8/£5
wallopMike Westbrook

Paintbox Jane

featuring

Tim Goodwin as Raoul Dufy

Kate Westbrook Martine Waltier Billie Bottle voices

Marcus Vergette double bass

Alan Wakeman saxophones

Mike Westbrook piano

On the sea wall in Nice, Raoul Dufy paints a portrait of his muse Jane. A troupe of singers and instrumentalists celebrate the painter in Waltz, Jazz, Blues and Repartee until the sun goes down and envelopes the generous, sensual world of Monsieur Dufy.

Since winning the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Award in the late ‘70s with their Jazz Cabaret Mama Chicago, composer Mike and vocalist/librettist Kate have generated a succession of Music-Theatre pieces. They have written for the stage, for television and radio, and toured with Theatre, Dance and Opera companies as well as their own ensembles, throughout the UK, Europe and beyond. Much of their work has been released on CD.

"No one has succeeded in creating a more distinctive body of work than Mike and Kate Westbrook. Their mixture of jazz, music-theatre, poetry, street entertainment and visuals is rich and unique.” Dave Gelly in The Observer


Tues 31st July £13/£8/£5
Matt Carter

Matt Carter Quintet

Matt Carter - Piano
Leigh Coleman - Guitar / Vocals
Steve Down - Guitar
Tom Drewett - Bass
Gary Kroll - drums

Matt, originally from Exeter is currently studying jazz piano at The Royal Academy of Music. The The Matt Carter quintet performs my own compositions as well as jazz standards. One of my compositions Time/Change was featured on BBC Radio 3’s program Jazz Record Requests in 2015. In January 2017, I recorded a live album at St Ives Jazz Club featuring the wonderful vocals of Leigh Coleman. Tonight Matt Presents a night of Stevie Wonder/George Benson/Michael Jackson and Matt Carter music,with his own inimitable slant


Tues 7th August £13/£8/£5
Marcus Vergette

Surfing on Butterflies, (or Something)

Roz Harding - Sax
Tom Unwin - Piano
Marcus Vergette - Bass
Gary Evans - drums

Marcus Vergette has been an acoustic bass player for 30 years, who loves to play music. He's toured with various bands nationally and internationally, and was featured musician/composer for BBC Radio 3's "Jazz on 3" programme. He is also a sculptor (see above) and film maker.

A rich mix of free thinking from Bartock to Ornette Coleman to Stevie Wonder. Marcus has brought together these exciting West Country-based musicians for a night of original compositions peppered with unusual grooves and Blue Note classics. All of them have worked with a plethora of jazz heroes, so bring a wealth of experience to the stage.


Tues 14th August £13/£8/£5
Street Band

We Are Leif

Louise Victoria - Vocals
Dale Hambridge - Keyboards
Chris Jones - Bass
Mark Whitlam Drums & Electronics

Led by the songwriting team of vocalist Louise Victoria and drummer, Mark Whitlam, We Are Leif deftly span the balance of jazz sensibilities with the groove and sound world more associated with Neo-Soul, R'n'B and Down Tempo genres. Louise's voice sits comfortably alongside the company of Gretchen Parlato and Becca Stevens. Musically there are nods in the direction of Erykah Badu and Jill Scott whilst retaining a classic Bristol sound, steeped in the history of bands like Portishead, Massive Attack and Lamb. ""...clear musical ideas used as the basis for fresh interpretation within their chosen form, and thanks to the singer’s confidence and clarity the results have an integration that belies the comparative newness of their project."" - Tony Benjamin, bristol247.com


Tues 21st August £13/£8/£5
SPYRALZ

SPYRALZ

TOM QUIRKE (piano) SARAH McDONAGH (sax)
ROSS WILLIAMS (bass)
TOM JACKSON (drums)

Spyralz, a group of incredibly talented,performers. After a sell out appearance last year, we had to ask them to come back. These musicians live and breathe Jazz Fusion. They perform a high energetic /electric mixture of music by the Brecker Brothers, YellowJackets and originals. A concert not to be missed!


Tues 28th August £13/£8/£5
Matt Anderson

Matt Anderson Quartet

Matt Anderson - Saxes
Peter Lee - Piano
Will Harris - Bass
Jay Davis - Drums

London-based saxophonist and award-winning composer Matt Anderson presents a new quartet touring their forthcoming release, ‘Rambling,’ . The band seeks to bring together seemingly distinct musical influences, for example exploring the common ground between the folk music reminiscent of Matt’s rural upbringing in the North Yorkshire Moors, the bluesy, country strains of Bill Frisell and Scandinavian jazz, culminating in a lyrical and honest Afro-Celtic sound world.
Tues 4th September £13/£8/£5
Sam Leak

Sam Leak Trio

Sam Leak - Keyboards
Simon Read - Bass
Will Glaser - Drums

The Sam Leak Trio perform contemporary jazz with a gospel-tinged, and folk-inspired, freedom and abandon. Conjuring up the joy and emotion typified by Paul Bley and Keith Jarrett's 1960s trios, the ensemble maintains a sense of the tradition whilst performing music that is very much rooted in the present. Featuring Simon Read on double bass, and Will Glaser on drums, the band perform a mixture of Leak's compositions and some lesser played compositions from their favourite musicians. In 2016/17 the trio toured the UK, playing in Birmingham, Fishguard, Southampton, Leeds and elsewhere. A high point of this tour was a performance at Ronnie Scotts' prestigious International Piano Trio Festival. The trio are currently showcasing Leak's composition 'Adrift,' recorded for Jellymould Jazz in duet with Dan Tepfer - described by Marcus O'Dair as 'astonishing.' ""..."The Royal Academy of Music's jazz programme has produced a remarkable crop of newcomers in recent times: notably the Mercury-nominated pianists Gwilym Simcock and Kit Downes. Now comes Sam Leak, an artist of comparable promise...Leak is a subtle storyteller who keeps the grooves and colours changing." " John Fordham


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HERE's WHAT COMING FOR 2018 !!!
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| 24th Jul MIKE WESTBROOK & CO | 31 Jul MATT CARTER | 7th Aug SURFING ON BUTTERFLIES | 14th August We ARE LEIF | 21st Aug SPYRALZ Tom Quirke | 28th Aug MATT ANDERSON QUARTET | 4th Sep SAM LEAK TRIO | LIANE CARROLL | LORRAINE BAKER | EMILY SAUNDERS |TOM BARFORD | NICK COSTLEY-WHITE | MYRIAD TRIO | watch this space |

 

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