KEEPING JAZZ LIVE FOR 25 YEARS:
AT STOKE BY NAYLAND HOTEL CO6 4PZ
GIGS Fridays, doors open at 7:30pm,
music 8:00pm (2 sets).
The venue is fully accessible.
Tickets for the full programme at 01787 211865, on the door or at
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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. Pictures soon.
Pete Oxley guitars (a few), Nicolas Meier guitars (lots), Raph Mizraki basses, Paul Cavaciuti drums/percussion
Pete and Nicholas have been performing as a duo since 2011. They launched their scintillating double album “Colours of Time”, with 10 tracks of duets and 8 of quartets, in February 2017. That April the duo performed at Fleece, as part of a 59 gig, 5 nation tour themed around the album. It was one of the highlights of the year, so be prepared for a big crowd to greet the whole quartet.
Raph is a classically trained cellist and multi-instrumentalist, at home from early music to modern jazz.
Paul studied at Berklee College of Music. This sensitive drummer is a popular, frequent performer at Fleece Jazz with a variety of bands.
“This duet of guitar virtuosi comes close to perfection. Their roots lie in jazz, but they cover a whole bunch of genres…….. Latin, Middle Eastern, English pastoral and their own brand of simply music” - John Fordham, The Guardian.
AND COMING NEXT
Matt Wates alto sax, Steve Fishwick trumpet, Steve Main tenor sax, Leon Greening piano, Malcolm Creese bass, Matt Skelton drums
The sextet has been together for over a dozen years which shows in its developed cohesion and easy interaction. Together they form the finest and most enduring Sextet in Britain, as Steve Voce says "quite simply the best British band in years"
Matt Wates is a master of melodic swinging music, and intelligent humour. Many of his original compositions have an instant familiarity, as though meeting old friends.
The sextet is graced with top trumpeter Steve Fishwick, NYJO grad Steve Main on tenor, one of our favourite pianists in Leon Greening, the superb Malcom Creese on bass, and "go to" drummer Matt Skelton.
SIX OF THE VERY BEST! "The future of jazz is safe with guys like this around" Barry Witherden, BBC Music Magazine