Brighton Jazz Club
Friday 4 June 2010
Friday 11 June 2010
The DM Quintet £8/£6
Pete Davison Trumpet Ian Price Tenor saxophone
Luke Rattenbury Guitar Eddie Myer Bass Loz Thomas Drums
The DM Quintet features several of Brighton's most accomplished and established soloists; the nucleus was formed by Pete in 2008, and has maintained a popular weekly session at the Geese pub throughout this time. The band have a massive repertoire of Blue Note era classics by Miles Davis, Clifford Brown, Wayne Shorter and others, though their experience comes in from all directions.
There are some particularly accomplished latin players here, Luke performing with Limon y Sentimiento Latino, and Ian with Cubana Bop – he was also on a recent tour and CD with John Donaldson's excellent Bheki Mseleku tribute.
Pete and Loz have worked with acclaimed orchestral pop band the Mummers, while Eddie has toured worldwide with Turin Brakes, appearing several times on Top Of The Pops; he's also recorded with vocalist Alice Russell.
Friday 18 June 2010
Friday 25 June 2010
Sam Crowe Group featuring Jasper Høiby £8/£6
Sam Crowe Piano Adam Waldmann Saxes
Will Davies Guitar Jasper Høiby Bass Dave Smith Drums
Composer and pianist Sam brings the powerful line-up that appears on his debut CD, Synaesthesia – a recording which brought excellent national reviews, praising his rich harmonies and orchestral textures; he's already being compared to McCoy Tyner.
Other career highlights include studies in Washington DC to work with jazz greats Curtis Fuller and Dr. Billy Taylor, courtesy of the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead programme for outstanding young jazz composers / performers.
His band are equally accomplished, Jasper and Dave being two-thirds of the phenomenal Phronesis which performed here recently.
Adam is also leader of the highly-rated group Kairos 4tet, featuring Jasper. Will currently combines membership of this band with post-graduate studies in Philosophy at Balliol College, Oxford.