February 6th

We’re back February 6th, with many treats in store:

Stan Sulzmann Quartet:

Stan Sulzmann – saxes
Matt Robinson – piano
Misha Mullov-Abbado – double bass
Tim Giles – drums

Stan Sulzmann is without question one of the most highly respected musicians in the UK today, admired by musicians and audiences for his instantly recognisable sound, and boundless creative imagination, and is a source of inspiration to many of Britain’s emerging young musicians.

Sulzmann’s career stretches back to the 60’s, when as part of a uniquely talented crop of British musicians, he played with Graham Collier, John Taylor, Kenny Wheeler, Gordon Beck, as well as leading many groups of his own.

Since that time Stan has been at the forefront of European contemporary jazz, and his talents have been sought by a host of discerning musicians, including Gil Evans, Mike Gibbs, Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland and Michael Brecker. Constantly in demand as a guest soloist, he has appeared with bands across Europe, including the Hilversum Radio Orchestra, NDR Big Band (alongside Chet Baker), Hanover Radio Symphony Orchestra and the New York Composers Orchestra.
For this gig Stan has invited some players from the younger generation to form a brilliant quartet, featuring Yamaha Jazz Scholar Matt Robinson, 2014 Kenny Wheeler Prize Winner Misha Mullov-Abbado and Tim Giles, a drummer so fine that all awards combust in his very presence.

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The Button Band:

Andrew Button – guitar
Andy Woolf – sax
Dave Manington – double bass
Jonathan Ormston – drums

The Button Band is a new project from brilliant London-based guitarist and composer Andrew Button, showcasing his highly personal writing style – distinctly British lyrical jazz with folk and country influences drawing inspiration from Bill Frisell, John Scofield, Loose Tubes, Brad Shepic, and PigFoot, played by some of the most in-demand and exciting musicians on the London scene.

“Reminiscent of Bill Frisell’s cross-genre explorations”
- London Jazz

“Upbeat township swing straight out of the Loose Tubes mould, good-humoured and infectious.”
- Geoff Winston

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

Seeya there!