Jazz in a Club Atmosphere

Gigs

09 Jun
at 19:45pm

New Simplicity Trio

9 June 2017 19:45

This is a collective and forward looking group playing compositions by each member of the trio. Their compositions are centered around an ethos of melodic and harmonic simplicity and are very listenable. The band features one of the most important and original drummers on the European Jazz scene, Antonio Fusco (Giovanni Falzone Contemporary Orchestra, Tino Tracanna Acrobats) and superb Danish bassist Henrik Jensen (Followed by Thirteen) as well was top UK pianist Bruno Heinen.

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16 Jun
at 19:45pm

Jump Monk

16 June 2017 19:45

This is the Birmingham Jazz contribution to the Monkathon, organised by the Birmingham Conservatoire.  This band led by lead Tutor Arnie Somogyi is a welcome return from their storming performance in our Legends Festival in 2015, and is their hard-grooving tribute to Thelonious Monk. Led by Bassist Arnie Somogyi, Jump Monk pays tribute to two of the greatest composers in Jazz: Charles Mingus and Thelonious Monk

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23 Jun
at 12:00pm

Tom Harris

23 June 2017 12:00

The fifth of our summer in the Golden Square gigs. Keyboard player Tom Harris and his band will be performing for the lunch time crowd live in the square marquee two sets from noon until 2.00pm.

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23 Jun
at 19:45pm

Josephine Davies’ OTREE

23 June 2017 19:45

Perrier award-winning OTREE are releasing their first album on Whirlwind records this year. It has a most promising up-and-coming leader with three of the most experienced rhythm section players you could dream of. Josephine is a saxophonist and composer at the forefront of the contemporary British jazz scene (London Jazz Orchestra and Pete Hurt’s Big Band). Lyrical jazz underpinned by strong bass playing, deceptively simple percussion and top piano playing.

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30 Jun
at 19:45pm

Fred Thomas’ Polyphonic Jazz Band

30 June 2017 19:45

The Polyphonic Jazz Band explores improvised counterpoint through the medium of jazz standards. Dispensing with the traditional roles of harmonic instruments such as the piano and guitar, they get inspiration and structural ideas from one of the richest resources in all Western music history: baroque polyphony. Expect interesting themes and cross rhthyms and a new look and listen for jazz standards..

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