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Bristol jazz week, 27 Sep

September 27, 2014

Definitely getting harder to keep track of everything at the moment…

So (deep breath).

SaturdayJason Rebello and Empirical, Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford on Avon – rare opportunity to hear one of Brit jazz’s most accomplished groups.

SundayCloudmakers Trio, Hen and ChickenJim Hart, vibes, Dave Smith, drums, Michael Janisch, bass (on great form with the amazing band he played with in Cardiff last week). Playing stuff from a new CD, which is reviewed by John Fordham here and previewed below. (CORRECTION: We’ll be hearing James Maddren  on drums, always a welcome presence on stage).

Victoria Klewin sings at the Coronation Tap on Sunday evening, with Jim Blomfield, piano, Greg Cordez, bass and Eddie John, drums.

Monday has the regular free improvising  session at the Fringe in Clifton (thanks for posting details in the comments), featuring Nick Malcolm, trumpet, and Hannah Marshall, cello
with Paul Anstey, double bass, and Bob Helson, drums
(Free admission with retiring collection – I love that, it sounds like a church service).

Monday also sees Claire Martin at Colston Hall’s Lantern, with cellos…  which should be great. Also at the Lantern, on Wednesday, are Neil Cowley’s trio who I would love to hear…   but have been tempted by Kathryn Tickell at St George’s that night.

The university Jazz/Funk/Soul society are back in action with a weekly jam session at The Big Chill Bar on Tuesdays.

Thursday sees the first session in the new venue for the sessions formerly run at the Fringe, now at the Mall pub in Clifton. It’s a bigger and better room, and will allow the audience to grow – which if all goes well will allow more ambitious bookings – look out for the great Iain Ballamy in a couple of weeks. First date there is high energy violinist John Pearce’s tribute to Charlie Parker. Andy Christie with singer Jane Christie perform at Future Inns the same evening. The Thursday jazz sets at the Gallimaufry on Gloucester Rd are in the hands of singer Celestine and friends.

Friday sees Bill Laurence, bring his piano trio – the core of band of the moment Snarky Puppy – with strings to St George’s, while trombonist Ian Bateman‘s quartet feature at the BeBop club.

I think that’s it. Venue links down the page. Please add any I’ve missed in the comments…

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