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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.
Sean’s second album was described simply by Jazzwise as “Stunning”, the acclaim and success of this album led to Sean and his band playing to sell out crowds at Ronnie Scott’s and The Jazz Cafe.
Sean Kahn – alto & soprano sax, Sam Leake - piano, Lorenzo Bassignani – bass, Laurie Lowe – drums
Sean Khan is a London based saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist who studied classical music at Goldsmiths College during the 90s. Sean has shared a stage with Sun-Ra and Pharoah Sanders collaborator Clifford Jarvis, Bheki Mseleku, Joe Armon-Jones, Binker Golding, Lisa Stansfield, and even the Beastie Boys.
Sam Leake is a London based Jazz Pianist and a recent graduate of the Royal Academy of Music. His performance credits include playing with Stan Sulzmann, US Electric Bass virtuoso Janek Gwizdala, a duet with John Taylor and supporting Benny Golson at Ronnie Scotts.
Lorenzo Bassignani was born in Varese, Italy,in 1978. Studied with Marco Conti in Italy, Steve Watts and Geoff Gascoyne in London. His professional career started in Italy. He later moved to London and began performing all over the world at venues such as Pizza Express, 606 Club, Tokyo Opera House.
Laurie Lowe has been playing drums since the age of six and has gained experience with many different artists in many different genres of music. Laurie has gone on to play with some of the top jazz musicians in the country such as Robert Mitchell, Panacea, Gilad Atzmon, Nicolas Meier, Jim Mullen and many others.
Sean is seen as one of the Jazz scene’s key pioneers. His first visit to Fleece Jazz should be one to remember.
AND COMING NEXT
Mark Fletcher drums, Jim Hunt tenor sax, Jim Watson keyboards, Laurence Cottle bass
Like the great master drummers of African music, Mark Fletcher’s styles have linear narrative. This sense of purpose makes him the ultimate ensemble player. Not to mention how much fun he is.
Musical prodigy Jim Hunt’s career has taken in an extraordinary breadth of artists. As arranger, saxophonist and horn section leader he has toured and recorded with Primal Scream, Richard Ashcroft,Paloma Faith and Noel Gallagher to name a few. Amy’s horn section was a key part of her sound and having the best in the business leading it was essential.
Organist (and pianist) Jim Watson was with us this season with Chris Bowden and Nigel Price. What a marvelous player we saw. He is a Nord recording artist.
Laurence Cottle is a major player and educator. His credits would take a book to list, but consider: notable releases such as Five Seasons, Laurence Cottle Quintet Live and others. He was a member of the Los Angeles, California-based fusion quartet, The Fents, and appears on their second album, The Othr Side. He played with The Alan Parsons Project on their final Arista LP Gaudi in 1987, as well as Parsons' final collaboration with Eric Woolfson, Freudiana, in 1990. It goes on…
Across evolving line ups the central ethos of the "Brew" remains commitment to spontaneity, whether playing original compositions or new arrangements across the jazz styles.