Past Events

If you weren’t here for these past Jazz Club evenings then why not? This is what you’ve missed!

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Iain Ballamy’s IBQTApril 8th, 2024

Ticket link : WeGotTickets | Iain Ballamy’s IBQT

Photo: Lisa Wormsley

Iain Ballamy – Tenor saxophone / compositions
Rebecca Nash – piano
Nick Pini – double bass
Jeremy Stacey – drums

Listed between Chet Baker and Count Basie in Geoffrey Smith’s BBC publication ‘100 Jazz Greats’, Ballamy has a rare and beautiful sound on the tenor saxophone, both captivating and instantly recognisable. Since emerging in the early 80’s with Loose Tubes, Django Bates and Bill Bruford’s Earthworks, he has established himself as a player and composer of note on the world’s jazz stages and more recently as a contemporary classical soloist with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and BBC Philharmonic Orchestras.

His remarkable new quartet IBQT features the unique rising star pianist Rebecca Nash, superb bassist Nick Pini and the internationally renowned drummer Jeremy Stacey.

Ballamy’s concert repertoire covers a great range and his program will include past and present original works plus some unexpected re-workings of some classic songs that inspired his musical journey.

Ballamy is a professor of saxophone at the Guildhall school of music and Royal Academy of music and a recording artist for ECM records.

www.ballamy.com
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iain_Ballamy

The Gaz Hughes Trio – Nuclear BebopalypseMarch 4th, 2024

Ticket link: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/610333

 

Kenilworth Jazz are pleased to announce the return of the Gaz Hughes Trio as part of their 2024 tour to support the release of their latest album “Nuclear Bebopalypse”

Gaz Hughes is a renowned jazz drummer and band leader, who first gained wide public attention as the original drummer in the Matthew Halsall Band. He has played a significant role in the early recordings of the Gondwana label and has been a highlight on the album “On The Go”, which won the Best Jazz Album of the Year at the Gilles Peterson Worldwide Awards in 2012, and was nominated for the Best Jazz Album MOBO Awards in 2011.

As a sideman, Gaz has performed with an impressive array of jazz artists, both in the UK and internationally, including Scott Hamilton, Harry Allen, Marshal Allen, Greg Abate, Alan Barnes, Bruce Adams, Mark Nightingale, Tony Kofi, Ian Shaw, and many others. Additionally, he has also collaborated with a number of rock and pop artists such as Patti Boulaye, Suzi Quatro, Ray Quinn, Rick Guard and Kristyna Myles.

In 2019, Gaz was voted 5th Place in the British Jazz Awards. In 2020, he released his debut album as a band leader, “Plays Art Blakey”, featuring Alan Barnes, Bruce Adams and Dean Masser. The album was met with critical acclaim and was supported by a UK tour and extensive radio play. In May 2022, Gaz released a trio album “Beboperation” which was well received by audiences and critics. Following its success, the trio went back to the studio to record the follow-up album “Beboptical Illusion”. Throughout 2023, the band remained on a continuous tour. They persistently engage in the creation of fresh music and are set to unveil “Nuclear Bebopalypse” in 2024.

Gaz Hughes – Drums, Adrzej Baranek – Piano, Gavin Barras – Bass

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