Hailed as The new master of the slide guitar by the Montreux Jazz Festival and The real thang by the legendary Bootsy Collins, Jack Broadbent has spent the past year wowing international audiences with his unique blend of virtuosic acoustic and slide guitar, and poignant folk and blues inspired vocals. Born and raised in rural England, Jack grew up listening to artists such as John Lee Hooker, Peter Green, Robert Johnson, Neil Young and Joni Mitchell, which has imbued his performances with a warmth, humour and energy that has electrified audiences worldwide. Following a string of successful shows opening for legendary artists, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Johnny Hallyday, Robben Ford, and Tony Joe White, Jack headlined his own whirlwind international tour, playing sold out shows for music lovers in Europe, New Zealand, Japan, the US and Canada. With three full length albums under his belt, tens of millions of YouTube views and a devoted army of fans, this young musicians career is going full throttle.
The Jazz Cafe, London, United Kingdomhttps://afterdark.co/events/london/ the-jazz-cafe/jack-broadbent Jack Broadbent
Nick Dover & Malcolm Edmonstone Quintet
NICK DOVER & MALCOLM EDMONSTONE QUINTET are at FRINGE JAZZ at THE BRISTOL FRINGE Clifton Village on Wednesday 18th October at 8PM. Tickets 10. Nick Dover - Tenor Sax Nick Malcolm - Trumpet Malcolm Edmonstone - Piano Will Harris - Double Bass Matt Brown - Drums ADVANCE TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE at http://fringejazz.com/get-tickets.html Tickets are also available at TREBLEROCK Guitar Shop, 52 The Mall in Clifton Village. Treblerock is open Mon - Sat. An extra special line up tonight with the pairing of brilliant tenor saxophonist Nick Dover and the wonderful trumpeter Nick Malcolm up front and a rhythm section that combines the superb Jazz bassist Will Harris with groove drummer Matt Brown. Then you add Malcolm Edmonstone on piano to the mix and - ALCHEMY - this is going to be a magically good evening. Jazz pianist, arranger and educator Malcolm Edmonstone is Head of Jazz at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and Director of Jazz for The National Youth Orchestra of Scotland. As arranger he has written large scale projects for jazz artists Liane Carroll, Iain Ballamy, Mike Walker, Claire Martin, Ian Shaw and Jacqui Dankworth. He has also worked with Liza Minnelli, Tony Bennett, Dave Liebman, Peter Erskine, Stan Sulzman and many others. Truly an astonishing musician The Daily Telegraph "Edmonstone again excellent throughout" Ian Mann, The Jazzmann FRINGE JAZZ every Wednesday at 8PM at THE BRISTOL FRINGE, 32 Princess Victoria Street, Clifton Village, Bristol BS8 4BZ. Fringe Jazz is run in association with TREBLEROCK Guitar Shop
Bristol Fringe, Bristol, United Kingdomhttps://afterdark.co/events/bristol/ bristol-fringe/nick-dover--malcolm-edmonstone-quintet Nick Dover & Malcolm Ed...
Orphy Robinson Presents Van Morrison's Astral Weeks
Orphy Robinson, winner of this year\'s Jazz FM Live Performer Of The Year award, brings his exclusive spiritual jazz take on Van Morrisons 1968 masterpiece Astral Weeks with his Third Eye All Stars. With its magical combination of jazz, folk and soul influences Astral Weeks is widely regarded as one of the most influential recordings of 20th century contemporary music. Nigh on five decades ago a group of leading jazz musicians entered a studio in New York with Van Morrison and produced the classic reford. These musicians included drummer Connie Kay of the Modern Jazz Quartet, bassist Richard Davis (Miles Davis, Eric Dolphy), guitarist Jay Berliner (Charles Mingus) and vibes player Warren Smith who accompanied Sam Rivers. Winding forward to 2017, as the albums 50th anniversary approaches, leading UK vibes player and jazz warrior Orphy Robinson brings together the cream of UK jazz players to reinterpret the transcendental arrangements of Astral Weeks. Building on his award winning tribute to Bobby Hutcherson and his role as musical director for Carleen Andersons Cage Street Memorial this is his most ambitious project yet and will be the be the final presentation of Astral Weeks in 2017.
The Jazz Cafe, London, United Kingdomhttps://afterdark.co/events/london/ the-jazz-cafe/orphy-robinson-presents-van-morrisons-astral-weeks Orphy Robinson Presents...
Celebrating Curtis: An Orchestral Performance Of Curtis Mayfield
Some of London\'s finest musicians join forces for a musical celebration of Curtis Mayfield at Camden\'s iconic Jazz Cafe. TIckets now on sale: bit.ly/curtis_newdate Responsible for some of soul music\'s greatest tunes, Curtis Mayfield gave us iconic tracks like \'Move on Up\', \'Pusherman\', \'Superfly\' and more. Catch this unqiue opportunity to see his greatest hits re-scored and performed live by an orchestra in a very special venue, laced with cultural history.
The Jazz Cafe, London, United Kingdomhttps://afterdark.co/events/london/ the-jazz-cafe/celebrating-curtis-an-orchestral-performance-of-curtis-mayfield Celebrating Curtis: An ...
Rat Pack Live
An all-new spectacular brings together the UKs No1 Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jnr and Frank Sinatra for the first time ever in the swingsational show of the year. The brand-new production combines the full sound of big band swing with the charisma, panache and swagger of the original trio performed by an all-star cast: Dean Martin: comes fresh from a triumphant portrayal of Dino, both in the West End and international touring productions Sammy Davis Jnr: has extensively toured the UK playing Sammy and has performed alongside Judy Carmichael at New Yorks famous Rainbow Rooms Frank Sinatra: played Ol Blue Eyes at the West Ends Strand, Savoy and Adelphi Theatres and on UK, European and US tours. Has appeared with Dame Judi Dench, Ben Kingsley, Daniel Day Lewis at the National Theatre, in the West End and on Broadway. This lavish treat authentically captures Dean, Sammy and Frank during their Fifties and Sixties Vegas heyday. Featuring all the patter and razzamatazz of the Rat Packs infamous live stage show, join the UKs number one Dean, Sammy and Frank live concert extravaganza. www.easytheatres.com The singing performances were superb, and with the continual banter thrown around the stage. . . it was the perfect evening for Rat Pack fans Richard Bray, Mid Devon Advertiser I was there in Las Vegas listening to the legends themselves Jan Mackie, Aberdeen Advertiser Breezed through those so familiar numbers with total conviction and a mastery of the original Rat Packs personalities and accents Richard Bray, Mid Devon Advertiser
Millfield Theatre, London, United Kingdomhttps://afterdark.co/events/london/ millfield-theatre/rat-pack-live Rat Pack Live
Malija The Hen & Chicken, 210 North St, Bristol, BS3 1JF Sunday 22 October 2017 Doors 7.30, for 8.15pm start £14/£12 (OAP’s/students) Jazz Mark Lockheart (Saxes), Liam Noble (Piano), Jasper Høiby (Bass) MALIJA is Mark Lockheart’s (Loose Tubes co-founder, Polar Bear) current small group with the amazing Liam Noble (Christine Tobin, Dave Liebman) on piano and Jasper Høiby (Phronesis) on bass. They formed the group as a result of an invitation to perform at the Rochester Jazz Festival 2014 in New York and from the very first rehearsal had so much fun and musical empathy. They had all worked together previously on Mark’s 2009 album ‘In Deep’ but this time they all decided to share the writing between them and explore a sound world without drums. The pleasure of this trio in their close relationship is infectiously evident all over the set.” The Guardian (UK) This sophisticated, genre-bending trio has been delighting audiences since its debut album release “The Day I Had Everything” on Edition Records. Driven by a commitment to ‘in-the-moment improvisation’ and collective musical banter, the band’s idiomatic sweep through bluegrass, tango, abstract grooves and shimmering landscapes is delivered with flair and playful abandon. Three distinctive compositional voices, all hugely influential in the London scene, combine to form a unique sounding group “….deliciously abstruse riches a-plenty, peppered with humour, melodic wit, irregular groove and a vivid descriptive quality.” MOJO Malija has just recorded its second CD entitled ‘Instinct” and will be playing UK dates in their autumn tour and again in early 2018. Top class Jazz from top musicians, early booking is advised?? http://www.marklockheart.co.uk/malija/
Hen And Chicken , Bristol, United Kingdomhttps://afterdark.co/events/bristol/ hen-and-chicken-/malija Malija
Bam!Bam!Bam! Present: Zara McFarlane
Zara McFarlane has long been recognised as one of the most talented, jazz-inspired singer/songwriters to come out of the UK scene. Her previous albums have gathered a clutch of awards, drawing from influences as widely ranging as the deep spiritual jazz of Pharoah Sanders to dub and reggae and her live shows have seen McFarlane and her band create a joint exploration of the meeting points between jazz and the rhythms of Jamaica; reggae, Kumina, calypso and nyabinghi, shaded with hints of the psychedelic. The most interesting jazz singer to appear in years The Telegraph STANDING // 14+ (UNDER 16s TO BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT) THIS EVENT TAKES PLACE IN KOMEDIA MAIN SPACE
Komedia Brighton, Brighton, United Kingdomhttps://afterdark.co/events/brighton/ komedia-brighton/bambambam-present-zara-mcfarlane Bam!bam!bam! Present: Z...
Ishmael Ensemble - London Debut
Archspace is very proud to present a headline debut from one of the most exciting artists bubbling out of Bristol\'s fertile underground right now, Ishmael Ensemble - the newly revised, live and exploratory jazz-tinged incarnation of this daring and densely talented producer. Ishmael started releasing deep house tracks on the hugely respected Wolf Music before the release of his debut album Sometime In Space in 2016. The record is an exploration of dusty soundscapes & off-kilter house which Ishmael then developed into a Live A/V show with visual artist Amie Nowlan, watch their Boiler Room performance here. 2017 has seen the multi-instrumentalist launch the Ishmael Ensemble. Their debut record Songs For Knotty on Banoffee Pies Records belnds jazz & ambient music gaining support from Gilles Peterson, Alexander Nut & Tom Ravenscroft. Listen to the debut EP "Songs for Knotty" https://banoffeepiesrecords.bandcamp.com/album/songs-for-knotty Press A thought-provoking journey through colorful musical landscapes - XLR8R Live sax, waves of deep sound and tripped-out visuals - Boiler Room A brave new step forward- Stamp The Wax
Archspace London, London, United Kingdomhttps://afterdark.co/events/london/ archspace-london/ishmael-ensemble---london-debut Ishmael Ensemble - Lond...
Blending jazz and Latin influences with the Ladino sounds of her heritage, the Israeli singer-songwriter performs music from her new album Hello. Driven by accordion, Latin guitar, trumpets and Irits effortless vocals, Hello is an album that sits comfortably between the likes of Astrid Gilberto, Buena Vista Social Club and Christine and The Queens. Instantly enticing, her music manages to be bright, colourful and brimming with pop hooks, yet with a great deal of depth to it that reveals her eclectic musical taste. Born in Haifa, Israels third largest city, Irit developed an eclectic taste from a young age, growing up on a diet of jazz, classical, radio pop and the amazing rhythms of Ladino (the rich tradition of Judaeo-Spanish music). Moving to Tel Aviv and later London with the intention of broadening her musical horizons, she set out on the journey that would result in her latest album, soaking up every experience and influence she could along the way. It was in London that she met producer Jonathan Quarmby, who fresh from producing Benjamin Clementines Mercury prize-winning debut album, worked with Dekel on crafting the tracks that would become Hello twelve jazz-influenced stories of growing up, relationships, magical places, affairs of the heart and everything in between.
Roundhouse, London, United Kingdomhttps://afterdark.co/events/london/ roundhouse/irit-dekel Irit Dekel
Moscow Drug Club
MOSCOW DRUG CLUB are at FRINGE JAZZ at THE BRISTOL FRINGE Clifton Village on Wednesday 25th October at 8PM. Tickets 12. Katya Gorrie - Vocals Mirek Salmon - Accordion Andy Bowen - Guitar Jonny Bruce - Trumpet Andy Crowdy - Bass The FANTASTIC MOSCOW DRUG CLUB........is a curious musical place where certain elements of 1930s Berlin Cabaret, Hot Club de France, Nuevo Tango & Gypsy Campfire meet, have a few to drink and stagger arm in arm into the darkness of some eastern European cobbled street on a mission to find the bar where Django Reinhardt & Tom Waits are having an after hours jam with the local Tziganes. Combining their original material with songs by the likes of Jacques Brel, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits & Bertolt Brecht, Moscow Drug Club provide an intoxicating & intimate musical experience. You are cordially invited. ADVANCE TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE at http://fringejazz.com/get-tickets.html Tickets are also available at TREBLEROCK Guitar Shop, 52 The Mall in Clifton Village. Treblerock is open Mon - Sat. FRINGE JAZZ every Wednesday at 8PM at THE BRISTOL FRINGE, 32 Princess Victoria Street, Clifton Village, Bristol BS8 4BZ. Fringe Jazz is run in association with TREBLEROCK Guitar Shop
Bristol Fringe, Bristol, United Kingdomhttps://afterdark.co/events/bristol/ bristol-fringe/moscow-drug-club-ac1 Moscow Drug Cl
Georgie Fame - In Concert
A major star of jazz and rhythm and blues for more than half a century his first big hit Yeh Yeh topped the charts in 1965 yet still sounds ahead of the game! Georgie Fame is the most soulful, sophisticated and swinging singer-instrumentalist the UK has ever produced, with his achievements recognised around the world at the very highest level of musical performance, by Count Basie, Van Morrison and host of others. He performs live only very rarely these days so we are incredibly proud to be able to present this special intimate trio date, with Georgie on voice and Hammond organ accompanied by his sons Tristram Powell on guitar and James Powell on drums. Theres no point in doing it when Georgie Fame could do it ten times better BILL WYMAN
St Georges, Bristol, United Kingdomhttps://afterdark.co/events/bristol/ st-georges/georgie-fame---in-concert Georgie Fame - In Conce...
IAMDDB is a Manchester raised vocalist, vibe-maker and creative force who has been hypnotising her online audience since lacing her own take on a Flying Lotus beat \'JAZB\' less than a year ago. Over the past 12 months she has been crafting her self-named sound of Urban Jazz whilst exploring her neo-soulesque niche. 2017 is the year for the next wave: IAMDDB
Camden Assembly, London, United Kingdomhttps://afterdark.co/events/london/ camden-assembly/iamddb. Iamddb.
Portico Quartet (in The Lantern)
Sat 28 Oct 2017 16.12 incl. booking fee The Lantern - 20:00 The Mercury Prize-nominated and seductively absorbing (The Guardian) Portico Quartet straddle time and genres to make bewitching mood music (BBC Music). Combining elements of jazz, electronica, ambient music and minimalism, the group have developed a mesmerising, cinematic sound over the course of four albums. Now rebooted as a quartet, after a brief spell as the three-piece Portico, the group will perform material from their forthcoming release Art In The Age Of Automation alongside back-catalogue favourites. Age guidance: 14+
Colston Hall, Bristol, United Kingdomhttps://afterdark.co/events/bristol/ colston-hall/portico-quartet-in-the-lantern Portico Quartet (in The...
Sun Ra Arkestra Directed By Marshall Allen In Bristol 29.10.17
Dictionary Pudding are THRILLED to present a rare excursion to the South West for the thrilling, inimitable, Sun Ra Arkestra - led by 93 year old Marshall Allen! Sun Ra was one of the greatest and least known jazz artists of the last four decades, whose influence on diverse musicians is little known to the general public. A pianist and band leader, his style ranged from retro swing to avant free, often in the same piece. His band could play a swinging Gershwin tune and almost imperceptibly soar into a free cosmic rhapsody as if they possessed a single mind. Ra was a keyboard improviser of great originality, but his foremost talent was for inspiring and teaching creative musicians to improvise freely but together. This tension between freedom and coherence was something he explored with abundant energy and skill. Sun Ra died in 1993. The Arkestra performs today, under the direction of 93 year old alto saxophonist Marshall Allen and their recent series of residencies at Caf Oto in Dalston have thrilled and inspired a new generation of listeners. For this special Transcender performance, Marshall Allen will direct an expanded Arkestra line-up - a rare opportunity to catch a genuinely unique and mesmerising ensemble of musicians, still playing under the guidance of the titular, currently absent, \'Ra! ONSALE NOW FROM: http://bit.ly/2t28cXI Also from Bristol Ticket Shop (in person) and from all good online retailers! Presented by Dictionary Pudding Promotions MAILING LIST SIGNUP: http://bit.ly/29tg1Hj
Fiddlers, Bristol, United Kingdomhttps://afterdark.co/events/bristol/ fiddlers/sun-ra-arkestra-directed-by-marshall-allen-in-bristol-29.10.17 Sun Ra Arkestra Directe...
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