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Bristol jazz week 13 April

April 13, 2014

(venue links on RH of the page)

The James Gardiner-Bateman trio are at the Alma Tavern tonight (Sunday), for “a night of smooth jazz”. Not to0 smooth, I hope. Emily Wright and the Royals bring some swing to the Sunday  night session at the Tobacco Factory.

Bristol Composers’ Collective present their monthly night of new music at the Wardrobe Theatre (White Bear, St Michael’s Hill) on Monday. The brilliant guitarist Dan Messore is presiding this time, I think – though you may like to check the website or twitter for confirmation.

One to make a special effort for on Thursday, when Evan Parker brings his trio with John Russell and John Edwards to the Fringe. Only a few tickets left, they say… It’ll be be quite something hearing Parker in that small room. Last time I heard him in Bristol they were queuing to get into the Cube which is quite a bit larger.

Reeds player John Martin is joined by Andy Nowak, piano, Will Harris, bass and Andy Tween, drums – who reminded us all how good he is at the Bear the other week with Chris Biscoe – at Future Inns on Thursday. And there’s a band I’ve not come across before, Niyi and Co, at the Canteen, who blend “rolling African rhythms, lazy jazz guitar and bass to make a soulful setting for Niyi’s socially aware lyrics”…

You can start the holiday weekend with the excellent Moonlight Saving Time, who have the Good Friday slot at the BeBop club at the Bear. Or you can catch acid jazz heroes The James Taylor Quartet at the Tunnels – details here

Finally, rootsy outfit Appalachia play for free in Colston Hall foyer next Saturday (19th) at 6.30.

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