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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.
Christian Brewer saxophone, Leon Greening piano, Adam King bass, Matt Skelton drums
Christian Brewer is one of the most lyrical and soulful alto players to have emerged from the UK in recent years. Loved for his melodic playing and pure tone, he has risen to prominence on the British jazz scene. He is now a regular at London’s prestigious Ronnie Scots and both he and his band are in great demand. Christian is considered to be as agile and fluently expressive as the Charlie Parker disciple Phil Woods on fast pieces, and his ballad playing echoes the raw-nerve soulfulness of the late Art Pepper.
Leon Greening simply gathers you up in the energy and momentum of his playing and sweeps you up along with his endlessly inventive improvisations. And yet for all his speed of execution, each note is placed with exact precision, struck with the clarity of pure crystal and weighted with deep emotion. He is a consummate master of his art, using both hands to build cliff-hanging tension. Like a Formula 1 driver he anticipates the road ahead and knows exactly when to change gear and when to hit or ease off on the accelerator. Leon’s playing is spell-bindingly awesome.
Bassist Adam King's success in the 2015 annual Musicians' Company Young Jazz Musician Award revealed one of the most promising jazz artists of his generation.
Matt Skelton is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music. Equally at home in modern and vintage Jazz styles Matt enjoys a diverse musical career that also encompasses Symphonic and Light Orchestral Music. He has accompanied many leading Internationally-known Jazz figures such as John Pizzarelli, Warren Vache, Michael Moore, Harry Allen and Scott Hamilton. He has recorded and appears regularly with singers such as Marion Montgomery, Dame Cleo Laine, Maria Ewing and in concert for Jesse Norman’s Ellington and Gershwin Concert Series (2006). Matt accompanied Richard Rodney Bennett and Claire Martin in their American Song Book Show.
A super gig to end our spring season.
AND COMING NEXT
Dahlia Dumont Vocals, Daniele Borgato Bass, Aurimas Goris Accordion
Dahlia Dumont is a vocalist, composer and a ukulele player.Areal Brooklyn-girl, but a nomad at heart, Dahlia traveled the world from an early age, always absorbing the cultural and musical influences in her path. Her Eastern European heritage and her years as an anthropology student and teacher in France and Senegal shaped her musical palette, and in 2012 she created her project *The Blue Dahlia.*
AND COMING NEXT
Eyal Lovett Piano, Eran Har Evan Guitar, Aiden Lowe Drums, Thomas Kolarczyk Bass
Eyal Lovett is an Israeli jazz pianist and composer, currently living in Berlin. Lovett was chosen to be the 2017 "Artist of the year" by Jazzy Berlin. In June 2018 Eyal LovettTrio won 1 st place at the international competition JazzWings in Warsaw.
Eran Har Evan (born onApril 22 , 1983 ) is an Edison nominated Israeli guitarist, composer and music educator residing inAmsterdam. In 2012 Eran completed both his Bachelors and Masters degrees at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. He is one of the most active figures of the Dutch jazz scene, recording and performing with some of the finest jazz musicians which includes Benny Golson,Terell Staford, David Friedman, JamalThomas, Joris Roelofs and Gilad Hekselman, to name a few.
Aidan Lowe is anAustralian drummer based between Berlin and Canberra. He plays a wide variety of music with a focus on contemporary jazz. In 2013 Aidan toured through Sweden, Poland and Germany with the Australian/Swedish collaboration SVELIA.Aidan also made multiple tours of Denmark with groups led by Kenneth Dahl Knudsen (Denmark) and Eyal Lovett (Israel).
In recent years Berlin-based double bass player Thomas Kolarczyk has earned a reputation as a multi-faceted, genre-spanning musician and composer. His musical career started with the classical guitar, moving to playing electric bass with metal, punk and funk bands in his youth, which finally brought him to the double bass.As a busy sideman in jazz bands including Flying Cakes,Abisko Lights, Marc Doffey Quintet, Leleka and the Gaststëtte zum HeiBen Hirten, he is active in the Berlin jazz scene.