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13 September, £18
Bonsai (previously known as Jam Experience)

Bonsai

Bonsai are an award-winning band presenting engaging jazz with an explosive rock energy.

Rory Ingham Trombone, Dominic Ingham Violin/Vocals, Toby Comeau Piano/Keyboard, Joe Lee Bass, Jonny Mansfield Drums

Chosen in the Shape of Jazz to Come in 2018 in Jazzwise, Bonsai (formerly known as Jam Experiment) are an award winning band that are based in London, UK. Formed in 2014 , they have appeared on BBC Radio 3 and Jazz FM numerous times, and played at leading jazz festivals and venues across the UK including London Jazz Festival, Love Supreme Festival, Cheltenham Jazz Festival, and Ronnie Scott's. They released their irresistible debut album "Jam Experiment" in 2017 followed by a 40 date UK Tour! In the Summer of 2018 they embarked upon a European tour, including appearances in Rome, Berlin, Prague, Krakow and Budapest.

The lineup includes the winner of Rising Star in the 2017 British Jazz Awards, trombonist Rory Ingham, his brother Dominic Ingham on violin and voice, Toby Comeau on piano/keyboard, Joe Lee on bass, and Jonny Mansfield (Kenny Wheeler Jazz Prize winner) on drums.

Bonsai's sound is dynamic jazz fusion balanced with intricate compositions and adventurous improvisations negotiated through mutual admiration for each other. The band has no leader or rather, each member is the leader; through this process they've challenged their own musical boundaries. Given that the Ingham brothers have been playing together for nearly 20 years, when the unusual frontline of trombone/violin/vocals is met with the ferociously high octane rhythm section, the ensemble has an electric synergy that results in pure musical gold. This concert is part of a 20 - date UK album launch tour - to be released in May 2019 on Ubuntu Music!
"Their ability to connect with the audience was exceptional...This band are bound for great things. A joy!" Claire Martin OBE, presenter of Jazz Line-Up on BBC Radio 3

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20 September, £18
Tammy Weis Quartet

Tammy Weis

"With a grand slam triple threat of sexy smooth vocals, great songwriting and a knockout band with stellar musicianship, a performance with Tammy Weis is unforgettable." - Randy Bachman

Tammy Weis Vocals, Nigel Price Guitar, Julie Walkington Bass. Matt Fisher Drums

"Tammy Weis has the ability to transport you to those great places of emotion. She is a star with true Jazz integrity reminding us of a time of high standards and individuality. With a luscious sound full of feeling she brings a personal identity to a song and is a master of the ballad. Beautiful and sensual it's a voice you could just bathe in. Tammy Weis has the magic of a great and great is what she is." - Julian Joseph.
"Not many people reduce me to tears, but Tammy's song about her mother was the most touching I've ever heard, and her voice is beautiful." - Jenni Murray, BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour.

Nigel Price is one of our favourite musicians. Nigel has played on more than 50 albums including 5 as a leader, spent ten years with acid jazz outfit The Filthy Six, was a member of James Taylor’s band for 3 years (with whom he recorded 5 albums) and performed with the legendary David Axelrod. He has also taught at The International Guitar Foundation at King’s Place, London.
He has worked tirelessly to organise his own tours (including a 56 date tour in late 2016) and has picked up a Parliamentary Jazz Award (Best Jazz Ensemble, 2010), a nomination for a British Jazz Award (Best Guitarist, 2014) and a British Jazz Award (Best Guitarist, 2016) along the way.

Julie Walkington started her musical career playing electric bass in the north of England and the USA. She later attended the Guildhall School of Music. She has worked with many of London's top jazz musicians.

Known for his versatility, Matt Fisher is a sought after drummer and percussionist based in London. Matt has performed and collaborated with some of the UK’s most prominent musicians such as; Tina May, Jacqui Dankworth, Najma Akhtar, Nikki Illes, Steve Waterman, Anita Wardell and Christine Tobin. Working in a variety of styles from pop and rock, to jazz and orchestral, Matt has toured and performed around the world including; India, USA, Morocco, Mexico and across Europe. Matt is endorsed by Kandu Percussion.

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27 September, £18
Renato d'Aiello plays the music of Cedar Walton

Renato D'Aiello

"... a beautiful sense of time and pacing and a technique which effortlessly projects his brilliantly flowing ideas." - Ian Carr

Renato d'Aiello Tenor sax, Roberto Rossi Trombone, Mátyás Gayer Piano. Nicola Muresu Bass, Alfonso Vitale Drums

Renalto d’Aiello, born in Napoli in 1959, turned pro in 1986, joining Giovanni Tommaso’s TV big band. The following year he was awarded a scholarship Berklee (Massachusetts). Subsequently he became toured the international jazz scene, with Art Farmer as well as top European musicians. He settled in England.His first performance at the club was in 2002. Despite being frequently invited back, this modest Italian still looks surprised that we enjoy him so much.
"Relaxed, unhurried but imbued with intense warmth tinged with poignancy, D’Aiello’s tenor sound thus prioritises the expression of sentiment…" - Chris Parker, Jazz CD review, Vortex 2007

Italian musicians consider Roberto to be a true master of his instrument. Nicola we know to be a master. We have heard him at Fleece Jazz many times.

Award winning Hungarian pianist Mátyás Gayer and Italian drummer Alfonso Vitale appear weekly with Renalto at Ronnie Scott’s.

Tonight Renalto’s quintet plays the music of Cedar Walton, who was born in Dallas in 1934. By the end of his twenties, Cedar was the hard bop pianist/arranger for Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. He went on composing and playing jazz into his eighties.

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11 October, £18
Catherine Lima Band

Catherine Lima

Catherine has a warm expressive tone which she uses expertly to create moods from sultry to joyous

Catherine Lima Vocals, Paul Higgs Piano, Alex Field Guitar, Alex Keen Bass, Jason Campbell Drums

Catherine Lima is a versatile jazz singer/songwriter equally at home singing Latin jazz, Swing, Jazz, Blues, Modern jazz, Cabaret, Easy listening, Originals

Singing on the London jazz circuit since 2001, Catherine is a charismatic and entertaining performer. She has a warm expressive tone which she uses expertly to create moods from sultry to joyous drawing on influences such as Anita O’Day, Hoagy Carmichael, Peggy Lee, and Joni Mitchell. Whether performing an intimate set with a duo or trio, or Larger groups.

Paul Higgs is an accomplished trumpeter, composer and arranger with a long list of film and play scores under his belt, as well as having played with many top names in Jazz. Tonight we will hear another side to his music, as a pianist.

Alex Field is a versatile guitarist based in London. He loves music, all music, especially jazz. Big Band, Straight, Fusion, Avante Garde. He is happy recording, performing, reading or busking.

Bass player Alex Keen has accompanied many top Jazz performers. Highlights have included backing George Shearing, in a master class for the South Bank Show. He also records with several bands.

Jason Campbell started playing drums aged 9 after switching from piano and has often been called "a musical drummer". He has accompanied comedians Lee Evans and Bill Bailey but now concentrates on small jazz groups and has played with Tony Lee, Pete Jacobsen, Derek Nash, Kai Hoffman, Linley Weir, Gabrielle Ducomble and Jeremy Manasia in New York.

Catherine Lima’s voice is great in any environment because it is so very movingly soulful yet in a jazz style. An evening you won’t want to miss.


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