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Thanks to all from the hotel, committee, friends and helpers, and not
least the wonderful musicians for a stunning 25th anniversary gig on
Sunday 4 March. Pictures on our Gallery Page.
Please note that Friends of Fleece Jazz get a £4 discount when purchasing a ticket.
Just see Peter at the merchandise desk to find out about becoming a Friend.
AND COMING NEXT
"... mesmerising, and, much like life, too short ..." - London Jazz News
Alina Bzhezhinska Harp, Tony Kofi Sax, Larry Bartley Bass, Joel Prime Drums
Ukrainian/Polish harp player Alina Bzezhinska is an internationally-renowned classical and jazz harpist of great flair and sensitivity. The release of her acclaimed 2018 album “Inspiration”, which drew deeply from the music of Alice and John Coltrane, has seen her quartet perform at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club and the Royal Albert Hall, and earn a nomination for Best Live Experience of the Year at the Jazz FM Awards. Alina reproduces Alice Coltrane's trembling flurries of high notes and swooping glissandos with uncanny accuracy, and her intensely physical relationship with her harp is mesmerising to watch.
Accompanying Alina is the redoubtable saxophonist Tony Kofi, a firm Fleece favourite. Tony is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, playing alto, baritone, soprano and tenor saxophones, as well as the flute. His fluent and fiery hard-bop style ensures that he is constantly in demand; he has performed with such acclaimed artists as the David Murray Big Band, Courtney Pine, US3 (Blue Note), The World Saxophone Quartet and Roy Ayres. Tony has also recorded with Ornette Coleman and worked with Abdullah Ibrahim. He currently leads his own quartet as well as working with the ‘Organisation’ to perform hard-hitting blues, jazz and funk on baritone sax.
Larry Bartley has become one of the most sought-after bass players on the London jazz scene, having worked with bands led by Courtney Pine, Jean Toussaint, Denys Baptiste, Julian Joseph and Andy Sheppard, as well as backing visiting musicians such as Stanley Turrentine and Steve Grossman.
Australian drummer Joel Prime has become an important addition to British jazz and completes the synergy of this fantastic quartet, as together they display an endearing enjoyment of each other’s playing with a subtle interplay and a sense of one unit, rather than it being a showcase for the harp. Alina enthuses, “Every time we take this journey, every time is different— it’s amazing!”
"Spell binding, everyone plays with total commitment and the result is fresh sounding, intense and utterly compelling" - Birmingham Jazz