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Bristol jazz this week – April 12

April 11, 2015

Tony Benjamin‘s comprehensive list of gigs around town is up on Bristol 24/7 as usual – an impressive 13 to choose from this week, covering every night except Tuesday. With a range from George Clinton to Bristol’s own European Jazz Ensemble to Andy Sheppard with Birmingham bass and trumpet star Percy Purslgove, there’s every reason to get out and hear something.

Want more? OK then. The occasional gigs run by the Bristol Jazz Composers’ Collective to air new material return to the Fringe Bar in Clifton on Monday 13th. They will present the Scratch and Sniff Orchestra, featuring

an all-star cast playing brand new compositions by Jeff Spencer,Kevin Figes, Jake McMurchie, Simon Preston, Jim Blomfield, Will Harris and more…

Jake McMurchie also appears at St James Wine Vaults in Bath on Thursday, if you’re over that way.

Finally, one we all missed last week – The Fringe also has a Sunday afternoon session tomorrow (12th), with Anders Olinder leading on organ. That would still leave time to get down to Colston Hall to catch the astonishingly talented Marius Neset – the gig I’ve been looking forward to most keenly this month (see last week’s post for some words on that, and an amazing video…)

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