Thursday 25th July 2019
£10.00 - £10.00
SPIRIT FINGERS (LONDON TOUR, BEST JAZZ INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM GRAMMY AWARD CANDIDATE)
Spirit Fingers are a contemporary jazz quartet based in Los Angeles born during the breakout of West Coast Get Down scene that birthed Kamasi Washington, Thundercat, Kendrick Lamar, Miles Mosley, and many others. Their sound combines the very best of early-’70s jazz fusion (complete with ambitious tempo shifts and key changes), hip-hop, pop, and modern funk. Spero – bandleader, pianist, and chief composer and arranger – is a formally trained musician with a degree in Music Composition and Jazz Performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. During his school career, Spero met Herbie Hancock at the Ravinia Festival and the elder musician took him under his wing and introduced him not only to new ways of hearing and writing music in his head, but also to Nichiren Daishonin Buddhism; Spero has been a practitioner ever since. Before moving to Los Angeles, he played with drummer Makaya McCraven, saxophonist Frank Catalano, trumpeter Marquis Hill, and others on the Windy City scene. After moving to the West Coast, Spero became a touring and studio musician and the musical director for Halsey. He formed Spirit Fingers in 2015 with internationally renowned bassist Hadrien Feraud, guitarist Dario Chiazzolino and drummer Mike Mitchell.
“…Pianist Greg Spero has a way with plaintive loopingpatters..and is adeot at building solos of great melodic richness. The group really dazzles when piano, bass and guitar combine for some truly jaw-dropping unison lines.” – Mike Flynn, Jazzwise Magazine
This is a limited run of shows in London not to be missed, as it’s high energy Jazz Fusion at its best, also expect some great guests to come along and Jam with the band.
Greg Spero – MD/piano
Dario Chiazzolino – guitar
Max Gerl– bass
Mike Mitchell (aka Blaque Dynamite) – drums
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