Monday 22nd April 2019
£10.00 - £10.00
Part of Alex Garnett's 'Monday Night Spotlight' series!
Graham Harvey – Piano
Dave O’Higgins – Saxophone
Jeremy Brown – Bass
Mark Taylor – Drums
Pianist Graham Harvey studied jazz piano for five years in the eighties at the University of Denver. Returning to the UK in the nineties he spent 11 years as musical director for jazz funk band Incognito. For the past eight years he has been the pianist for Grammy nominated singer Stacey Kent and his trio has been in existence for two decades. Horace Silver was an American jazz pianist, composer, and arranger, particularly in the hard bop style that he helped pioneer in the 1950s. As a player, Silver transitioned from bebop to hard bop by stressing melody rather than complex harmony, and combined clean and often humorous right-hand lines with darker notes and chords in a near-perpetual left-hand rumble. His compositions similarly emphasized catchy melodies, but often also contained dissonant harmonies. Many of his varied repertoire of songs, including "Doodlin”, "Peace", and "Sister Sadie", became jazz standards that are still widely played. His considerable legacy encompasses his influence on other pianists and composers, and the development of young jazz talents who appeared in his bands over the course of four decades. Tonight’s quartet, led by pianist Graham Harvey, will navigate a selection of Silver’s finest works spanning the golden years of modern jazz.
“We haven't had anything like this in New York for over twenty years". Wynton Marsalis
Each night Monday to Saturday, after the main act, Ronnie Scott’s presents the Late Late Show, where some of the UK’s finest jazz talents take to the stage for a late night blowing session.
MONDAY - THURSDAY 11pm-3am
FRIDAY - SATURDAY 1am-3am
ENTRY ON THE DOOR OR PREBOOKING MON-THURS
£10 in advance, £12 on the door, £6 Students (with ID), FREE entry to MU, Club members and main show ticket holders
In 1959, saxophonist Ronnie Scott opened the door to a small basement club in London’s west end where local musicians could jam. Today, it is one of the world’s most famous jazz clubs attracting packed houses and the biggest names in jazz and popular music and Ronnie Scott’s welcoming, stylish setting is also home to London’s coolest late night hang.
Tell us what you think of “Ode to Horace” played by Graham Harvey Quartet below..