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He has a fantastic new programme The quartet still features amazing saxophonist and Parliamentary Jazz Award Winner Sam Crockatt. “Hannah Horton blows funky tenor, gutsy baritone and can write a good tune,” wrote Bebop Spoken Here on her latest release, Inside Out. ‘Rising star Hannah Horton … there’s bold and gritty playing on both baritone and tenor sax’, . This project demonstrates hard-bop with a frighteningly fresh feel; the music is wildly high-energy and unbelievably swinging. Featuring some of the very finest talent on the British Jazz scene. Always exploring new ground and always receiving the highest praise in our audience evaluations.

A recent collaboration with MOBO award-winning ensemble Empirical, themselves Trinity Laban Jazz alumni, saw students and professionals alike experimenting with traditional and contemporary approaches to jazz. The energy and dynamism of these young musicians characterises our commitment to innovative performance. Classes are practice-based, with focus on jazz harmony, rhythm, jazz history, arranging and composition, and coaching rhythm and horn sections.

He was subsequently the recipient of the 2016 Kenny Wheeler Prize from the Royal Academy of Music and received second prize in the 2016 Montreux Jazz Guitar Competition at the Montreux Jazz Festival. Our Jazz Department has produced an outstanding array of versatile, creative and highly employable jazz musicians since its foundation in 1987. The best live Traditional Jazz and Swing bands that we can find, playing for around two hours with a half-hour interval. You should have a good view too as we have a large stage for them to play on. Our free E-Magazine ‘Centrepiece’ is a community-built project by our hard-working volunteers. It is the best way for you to find out the latest news at The Jazz Centre UK, our look at the British and international jazz scene, our upcoming events and most importantly how your donation has helped our charity grow.

But a niche approach is no guarantee of success in the wider market, or in the Autocar road test. And with the Yaris’s new-found form enabling it to put on a very good showing on these pages only a couple of weeks ago, any slip-ups from the Honda should be readily apparent. Born in Florence, Chaney grew up in Oxford, studying composition, piano and voice. Early influences include Bert Jansch, Mozart, medieval plainchant, Prince, Billie Holiday, Henry Purcell and Joni Mitchell. At 14, Chaney won a joint-first piano and voice scholarship to Chetham’s School of Music, where she focused on classical repertoire. She then went on to attend the Royal Academy of Music, also on scholarship, where, as an improviser and songwriter, she spent much of her time experimenting and collaborating beyond boundaries of any one genre.

This song would later be a big hit for Chet as a vocalist, but the original version by the Mulligan Quartet is a benchmark in the development of cool jazz. Our success in supporting students to develop their creative voices is reflected in the professional accomplishments of our graduates, who include many of London’s finest emerging jazz musicians. A trumpeter with a flawless Grammy-winning classical technique, he is also a son of New Orleans and from his early work with Art Blakey he has delved back into jazz heritage to create playing and compositions that have won fans and plaudits all round the world. Concert highlights for Luft are performances with Django Bates, Arve Henriksen, Loose Tubes and Dinosaur, Laura Jurd’s jazz/rock quartet.

Modern online and venue ticketing systems, enabling you to buy your tickets online safely and securely with TicketSource. Tickets are delivered to your email account and can be printed at home, and are available to re-print should they be lost or damaged. Visit the Community Centre during the week between 9am and 1pm, and Monday to Thursday 6pm and 8pm. If you are a Reading football fan, we are also open on match days so pop in, grab a pint and some hot, tasty food before, during or after the match. Leeds Conservatoire has been working with the Music in the Round team on a number of programmes and initiatives throughout the month of May. As well as talks and tours specific to the courses you’re interested in, you can also chat to our staff and students.

Few women in early were instrumentalists, and the earliest great female jazz musicians were nearly all vocalists. Prime among them, Ella Fitzgerald could do almost anything with her flexible voice, perfect intonation and flawless diction. But here she duets with her one-time-lover Louis Jordan — who was himself one of the most accomplished interpreters of a song, as well as a pivotal figure in the launch of rhythm and blues with his jump-jive Tympany Five. Jazz is a collaborative process, growing organically from diverse musical cultures.

Clowes’s band, My Iris , has toured worldwide and been hailed as ‘the jazz of the future’ . In 2019, Clowes premiered Joe Cutler’s saxophone concerto, Hawaii Hawaii Hawaii, with the BBC Concert Orchestra. Recent commissions include writing for the London Sinfonietta , BBC Concert Orchestra and Onyx Brass.

Past experience has shown that our events can be very popular and we would therefore strongly encourage you to book for future performances in advance. Whilst our venue can seat a maximum of 250 people, we have restricted numbers just under 100 to provide you with a comfortable experience and offer seating around tables where we can. You can save money by booking in advance – either on our website where we offer our cheapest advance prices or by purchasing your ticket for a future event at the venue. These include information about our upcoming events, how you can support us, upcoming products and services.

South London-born Ashley Henry is one of a new generation of musicians who have been raised with a wide range of influences. His album debut Beautiful Vinyl Hunter saw him nominated by Cerys Matthews for BBC 6 Music’s Album of the Year, only the second jazz album to do so. The album won Jazz Japan’s Album of the Year and Henry is France’s Jazz Magazine New Jazz Artist of the Year. If you have any suggestions of bands you would like us to feature, we would love to hear from you. If you choose to study the 4 -year Jazz with Foundation Year programme, your first year will focus on developing your principal study through specialist one to-one tuition, and strengthening your music theory and academic skills, as well as your creativity and artistry.