April 3rd

April’s Con Cellar bill is nearly upon us, and this time we have a Good Friday trumpet summit…

‘The final showdown. After months of vibing through the press and litres of valve oil shed on twitter, the two nemeses are finally gonna’ meet. An epic battle between the forces of good and better that will see the victor stamp the ashes of the vanquished into the mud of Camden Lock.’

Laura Jurd Quartet

Laura Jurd – trumpet / compositions
Elliot Galvin – piano
Tom McCredie – bass
Corrie Dick – drums

The Laura Jurd Quartet: featuring powerhouse, London-based improvisers Elliot Galvin – keyboards, Tom McCredie – bass and Corrie Dick – drums, this band plays music that reflects Laura’s love of rock/pop and folk music. Think Electric-Miles with a punk sensibility, these four musicians are ready to change the world through the medium of electric trumpet!

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Nick Malcolm Quartet

Nick Malcolm – trumpet / compositions
Alex Hawkins – piano
Olie Brice – bass
Ric Yarborough – drums

Star trumpeter Nick Malcolm’s Quartet – featuring pianist Alexander Hawkins, bassist Olie Brice and drummer Ric Yarborough – plays original compositions combining the rhythmic and harmonic complexities of contemporary jazz with the intensity and interaction of free improvisation. Their first album,‘Glimmers’, was released in May 2012 on FMR records. After a BBC Radio 3 ‘Jazz on 3′ broadcast in February last year, the quartet released it’s second album ‘Beyond These Voices’ to rave reviews in June 2014, with Richard Williams calling the group ‘a highly evolved mechanism in which four voices create a sense of perfect integration’.

As ever doors 8:30, music from 9; entry only £5.

Seeya there!