Monday 10th February 2020
£25.00 - £42.50
A special tribute from a terrific British saxophonist to an American legend – Denys Baptiste celebrates Joe Henderson’s Blue Note albums.
A leading light on the London jazz circuit for over 20 years now, you rarely see a jazz saxophonist as talented as a soloist and bandleader, who is accorded such respect from his musical peers across the board.
Denys Baptiste’s immense talent - built on a foundation of powerful technique and an ability to improvise effortlessly and confidently across a wide range of musical styles - can only be matched by his creative energy and musical endeavour which we have been lucky to experience at the club over the many years of him performing here. His CV, as you would expect, is littered with collaborations with top draw artists including Marvin “Smitty” Smith, Courtney Pine, Julian Joseph, Incognito, Manu Dibango and Steve Williamson.
He has won multiple awards including the "Mercury Music Album Of the Year" and "MOBO Award for Best Jazz Act" and he was most recently a two time Jazz FM Award Nominee in 2018. Denys has five highly regarded albums to his name, with his most recent The Late Trane, dedicated to the later works of John Coltrane, being received with significant plaudits ("classy" Guardian, "new and fresh sounding" AllAboutJazz).
So expect a melodic gig heavily steeped in the jazz tradition from one of the UK's finest and most creative players.
‘Denys Baptiste…taking Europe by storm and becoming the icon of British jazz’ Time Magazine
"master saxophonist" Evening Standard
"Baptiste…a journey of unregulated bliss" Liverpool International Jazz Festival
Denys Baptiste - Tenor Sax
Byron Wallen - Trumpet
Bruno Heinen - Piano
Larry Bartley - Bass
Winston Clifford - Drums
support: LYLE BARTON TRIO
LYLE BARTON TRIO
feat LYLE BARTON piano JONNY WICKHAM bass JAY DAVIS drums