Monday 9th March 2020
- Wednesday 11th March 2020
£12.00 - £40.00
Pianist Kenny Barron and bassist Dave Holland first got together for an intimate series of duo concerts in 2014, after the release of their acclaimed CD “The Art of Conversation”.
They recently got together to record a trio album with the help of drummer Johnathan Blake, to be released in early 2020 and followed by a world tour.
NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron got his start with the Dizzy Gillespie Quartet and has been associated, amongst many other Jazz luminaries, with Stan Getz, Yusef Lateef and Freddie Hubbard in addition to his sparkling quintet, trio and solo work. Off the bandstand, Barron has enjoyed a hugely influential tenure as a music teacher at Rutgers University and the Julliard School of Music.
British-born Dave Holland, also a NEA Jazz Master, played on Miles Davis’s rhythm section on In a Silent Way and Bitches Brew, and in the avant-garde group Circle, along with Chick Corea, Barry Altschul, and Anthony Braxton. He has also worked with Stan Getz, Sam Rivers and with the trio Getaway (featuring John Abercrombie and Jack DeJonnette). He has successfully led his own small groups and large bands during the last years. A master of tone and rhythm, the bassist, composer, and bandleader is now in his fifth decade as a performer.
The son of legendary violinist John Blake and a graduate of the William Paterson University, drummer Johnathan Blake has earned a solid reputation through years-long memberships in the Tom Harrell Quintet, the Kenny Barron Trio, The Mingus Big Band and many other top contemporary bands.
SUPPORT: Julian Siegel Quartet
With the Julian Siegel Quartet, the BBC Jazz Award winning saxophonist and composer Julian Siegel can be heard alongside some of this generation’s most distinctive voices, creating an in-demand Quartet on the UK and European Jazz scene. The band features inspirational pianist Liam Noble, his fluid touch and dazzling imagination perfectly complementing Siegel’s music and playing, and providing a perfect foil for the many directions the music can turn. With the creative spark of dynamic drummer Gene Calderazzo and the deep groove of bassist Oli Hayhurst dove-tailing perfectly with Siegel and Noble this is unquestionably one of the UK’s most exciting and powerful quartets.
“The interaction between the musicians is confident, lyrical and cool, joyous and snappy, precise and sprawling – and enchanting melodiousness throughout.” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Saarbrücker Zeitung
Following up from their London Jazz Award winning album Urban Theme Park (Basho Music), 2018 saw the release of VISTA, the second album of the Julian Siegel Quartet and the first on the Whirlwind Recordings label. The album features ten of Julian’s compositions plus an arrangement of Bud Powell's ‘Un Poco Loco’. This new acoustic set of music moves freely through varied sound worlds and colours, from undercurrents of bop to searching ballads and joyful melodies.
Since the release of VISTA, the band has performed internationally at Jazz Festivals including INNtöne Jazz Festival in Austria, Made in The UK at the Rochester International Jazz Festival, the Jazz Standard NYC, JazzFestival Goettingen in Germany, Limerick Jazz Festival Ireland, UK’s Love Supreme Festival 2019, Bristol International Jazz and Blues Festival, Manchester International Jazz Festival and many other UK shows included in an extensive 2018 – 2019 Arts Council England UK Tour.
The Quartet was featured on the cover of UK’s Jazzwise Magazine in February 2018 and VISTA was included in Jazzwise’s Top 20 Jazz Albums of the year
Julian Siegel – tenor & soprano sax,
bass clarinet, compositions
Liam Noble – Piano
Oli Hayhurst - Double Bass
Gene Calderazzo – Drums