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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.
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Kate Williams piano, Stan Sulzmann saxophones, Oli Hayhurst bass, David Ingamells drums
Jazz pianist/composer Kate Williams was born in London into a musical family (her father is the guitarist John Williams, her mother a classical pianist). A recipient of the John Dankworth Award For Talent Deserving Wider Recognition, she has gained a distinctive reputation as both a writer and performer.
She has released several previous CDs, each one to critical acclaim, including 'Made Up' (with her septet) and 'Smoke And Mirrors' (with tenor legend Bobby Wellins - an album that is always very close to my pleyer). Both were in Mojo magazine's top ten jazz albums in 2011 and 2012 respectively.
She was featured at the Pizza Express Steinway 2 - Piano Festival in 2010 , 2011 and 2013 (with Robin Aspland and Nikki Iles respectively), with two of the concerts being broadcast on Radio 3 's Jazz Line Up. Her Four Plus Three album with the Guastalla string quartet has got rave reviews
A veteran of the UK jazz scene, Stan Sulzmann has a rich and varied career that has included playing with musicians as diverse as Kenny Wheeler, Larry Grenadier and Gwilym Simcock, as well as a prolific output as bandleader.
Always moving forward, Stan's Neon Quartet sees him amongst some of the UKs most sought-after young musicians, and their latest album *Subjekt* explores Stan's ever-developing musical influences. Stan is also a highly respected composer and arranger; his vibrant big band arrangements have excited and inspired people for the last 25 years, and in 2013 Stan was commissioned to write an original piece for the London Jazz Festival.
Highly in demand as a sideman, Stan has worked with a host of musicians, including: John Taylor, Jim Mullen, Nikki Iles, Mike Gibbs, Marc Copland, Allan Botchinksy, European Jazz Ensemble, Kit Downes, Michael Brecker and Gil Evans. And now with Kate, which will be a magical combination.
Oli Hayhurst has been one of the busiest bass players on the London jazz scene since graduating from the Royal Academy of Music in 2000 He is involved in a wide range of music playing with stars of jazz, classical and world musics. He has been featured on over 60 albums and toured extensively. He is a firm Fleece Jazz favourite.
David Ingamells was born in 1990 and started to play the drum kit at the age of seven. In 2009 he was awarded a place to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Martin Hathaway, Scott Stroman and Malcolm Edmonstone. He is currently a Fellow of the Guildhall School. Whilst at the Guildhall, David had the opportunity to play with the Southbank Sinfonia, as well as being involved in several projects featuring musicians such as Mike Gibbs and Nikki Iles. He graduated from the Guildhall in 2013 with a First Class Honours and was awarded both the Chartered Surveyors' Prize and the Yahama Jazz Scholarship in the same year. In addition to concert venues such as Queen Elizabeth Hall, Barbican Hall and St. John's, Smith Square. He has performed in the Isle of Wight, Marlborough and Lillehammer Jazz Festivals, as well as the City of London Festival and the BBC Proms.
*a triumph of integrity and classy musicality* - The Guardian ****
AND COMING NEXT
Jon Shenoy tenor sax, Will Bartlett organ, Sam Dunn guitar, Chris Draper drums
Jon Shenoy is a saxophonist, clarinettist and composer/arranger living in South London. A talented improviser and creative spirit, he plays a wide range of music and leads a number of celebrated ensembles. A stylistic chameleon, he makes a prolific contribution towards the contemporary sounds of the London jazz scene.
Will Bartlett read music at St. Peter's college, Oxford, specialising in composition and musical analysis as well as directing the Oxford University jazz orchestra. Since then he has worked as a pianist, educator and composer/arranger with names including Stan Sulzmann, Norman Winstone, Claire Martin and the Nelson Riddle Orchestra.
Sam Dunn is a jazz guitarist based in Yorkshire. His playing can be described as 'Contemporary in language and style but strongly influenced by the history of jazz and the guitar. Recent work has seen him playing with fellow guitarist Howard Alden and performing at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in London.
Chris Draper grew up as a multi-instrumentalist specialising in both Jazz Trumpet and Classical Percussion studying at The Purcell School of Music and Royal Academy of Music. Known in the UK and abroad as a versatile musician, his credits include The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars, Mica Paris, Clare Teal, Kyle Eastwood and Soweto Kinch.
‘A total master of all his instruments ...Shinoy can hardly contain the force of his own inventiveness.’ Pete Long (MD. Ronnie Scotts Big Band). Another new name rocks the Brirish Jazz scene. Don’t miss this one.