Friday July 8th – Hannes Riepler Quartet + Ferg Ireland Trio

Another month passes, another heavy double bill awaits:

Hannes Riepler Quartet

Hannes Riepler – guitar / compositions

George Crowley – sax

Oli Hayhurst – bass

James Maddren – drums

Austrian-born guitarist and composer Hannes Riepler has been one of the key figures of the London scene for the best part of a decade now – both as a musician and a promoter – and a long-time friend of the Con.

His recent second album ‘Wild Life’, (with NY tenor great Chris Cheek, Oli Hayhurst and James Maddren) has seen him receive rave reviews and gigs across Europe, and so we’re delighted to welcome him to the Con, playing much of that music with (nearly) the same band!

“Wild Life looks set to be one of the best UK based releases of 2016.” Ian Mann, The Jazz Man * * * *

“… extremely good: there’s no false impact to flirt with your senses.” Stephen Graham, Marlbank * * * *

“smart and often surprising contemporary jazz pieces” John Fordham, The Guardian * * *

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Ferg Ireland Trio

Ferg Ireland – bass

Nathaniel Facey – sax

James Maddren – drums

First appearance as a leader at the Con for bass badman Ferg Ireland, who’s been heavily active on many diverse corners of the scene in recent years, from Kansas Smitty’s to free improv and contemporary grooves. His trio with Empirical sax master Nathaniel Facey and the ever-killing James Maddren play Ferg’s originals and favourites from the tradition.

As ever, it’s doors at 8:30, music from 9; entry only £5. We recommend arriving promptly if you want a seat.

See you there!