Andy Sheppard's Hotel Bristol

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The Bosuns Charlestown

Date: Wednesday 7th December 2016
Time: 20:00

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  • Andy Sheppard (sax)
  • Denny Ilett (guitar)
  • Percy Pursglove (bass and trumpet)
  • Mark Whitlam (drums)

An ECM recording artist, bandleader and composer, Andy Sheppard is one of Europe’s leading saxophonists and one of a very few British musicians to have made a significant impact on the international jazz scene, playing and writing for settings from solo to big band and chamber orchestra. Sheppard has composed over 350 works that incorporate a strong and characteristic sense of lyricism alongside a very personal use of rhythms from Asia, Africa and South America.

Sheppard formed this band with Denny Ilett in Bristol so as to have a Bristol based band to take to the Tbilisi International Jazz Festival in Georgia as part of an exchange programme with Bristol International Jazz & Blues Festival. This concert was a resounding success and the band has gone on to play many storming gigs around the UK. Hotel Bristol also headlined at London Canary Wharf Festival in the summer 2014 and Liverpool International Jazz Festival 2016.

“ a kicking groove orientated band playing all original music bursting with melody and high energy improvisations, straight out of the Scofield/Lovano legacy.”

Press quotes for Surrounded by Sea (Andy Sheppard Quartet):

“a soundtrack to getting lost in the stars” ★★★★1/2  Downbeat

”translucently beautiful” ★★★★ The Guardian

Andy Sheppard    website 
Photo credit : Sara da Costa.

Good quality Bar Meals are served from from 7.00pm and throughout the Evening.
Tickets:
Standard: £11 in advance (£13 on the door)
Students: £6 in advance (£7 on the door)

BOX OFFICE - Cornish Riviera Box Office, St Austell 01726 879500 No booking fee.
(Local box offices at Tourist Information in St Ives, Penzance, Falmouth, St Mawes, Truro, St Austell, Bodmin, Liskeard and Launceston plus 'Bookends' in Fowey)

Simon Latarche Quartet

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Heligan Kitchen, Lost Gardens of Heligan, Pentewan, PL26 6EN

Date: Thursday 19th January 2017
Time: 20:00

  • Sarah McDonagh - Saxophone and Flute
  • Simon Latarche – Piano
  • James Rintoul – Bass
  • Keith Marshall - Drums

An associate of the Royal College of Music, Simon has been involved in promoting music throughout Devon and Cornwall as both an educator and performer for the past twenty years.

Equally at home in all music genres, Simon’s first love is Jazz.

As a soloist or leader of various ensembles, he has performed at a number of Jazz festivals and venues across the South West.   Tonight, the Quartet will be playing a selection of well-known standards and some originals too.

“Over the past twenty five years I have developed a great love of the county of Cornwall and Jazz music in many forms, either as a soloist or part of an ensemble. Hopefully this recording will provide you with new memories of both these things.”

"Cornish Preludes is a terrific collection from the Simon Latarche Jazz Ensemble. Latarche's compositions are a near perfect combination of lyricism and improvisation and the ensemble provides finely knit support to Latarche's considerable talents as a pianist."
Karl Ackermann, AllAboutJazz.com

Simon Latarche    website 

Please note that this event is being held in 'Heligan Kitchen' at the Lost Gardens of Heligan

Licensed Bar and Food from 7.00pm. Music starts at 8.00pm.
Food until 9.00pm.  Event finishes about 10.30pm

Cabaret style seating.  More details about meals available to come shortly

Tickets in advance :
Standard : £10.00  
( £12.00 at the door)
Students :  £5.00    
(£6.00 on the door)

BOX OFFICE - Cornish Riviera Box Office, St Austell 01726 879500 No booking fee.
(Local box offices at Tourist Information in St Ives, Penzance, Falmouth, St Mawes, Truro, St Austell, Bodmin, Liskeard and Launceston plus 'Bookends' in Fowey)

 

Dave Manningtons's Riff Raff

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Heligan Kitchen, Lost Gardens of Heligan, Pentewan, PL26 6EN

Date: Wednesday 22nd February 2017
Time: 20:00

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  • Brigitte Bereha - vocals 
  • Ivo Neame - piano, accordion
  • Tomas Challenger - tenor saxophone
  • Rob Updegraff - guitar
  • Dave Manington - double bass
  • Tim Giles - drums

Riff Raff is an innovative group featuring some of the UK’s finest artists working in contemporary jazz - Brigitte Beraha (Kenny Wheeler, London Jazz Orch.), Ivo Neame (Phronesis, Marius Neset), Tomas Challenger (Foufolah/Red Snapper), Rob Updegraff (Alani, Beth Rowley/Zigaboo Modeliste) and Tim Giles (Iain Ballamy/Art Farmer).

The music is sophisticated and full of virtuoso playing, sometimes freely improvised with an exciting element of risk, but the song forms, melodic nature and the empathy and great ensemble playing of the group make it highly accessible.

The starting point for the music is collective improvisation but compositionally it draws on as wide a range of styles as possible. Folk, electronic music and contemporary classical influences are added to the mix with complex jazz harmonies and rhythms.

“It also grooves like hell, with some thick mercurial riffs – full of stops, starts, and turns yet rocking in the grip of a savage momentum.”  Jazzwise

"Inventive, forward looking jazz that subtly pushes the envelope whilst remaining thoroughly accessible to the listener." jazzmann.com



Dave Manington    website

Please note that this event is being held in 'Heligan Kitchen' at the Lost Gardens of Heligan

Licensed Bar and Food from 7.00pm. Music starts at 8.00pm.
Food until 9.00pm.  Event finishes about 10.30pm

Cabaret style seating.  More details about meals available to come shortly
Tickets:
Standard: £11 in advance (£13 on the door)
Students: £6 in advance (£7 on the door)

BOX OFFICE - Cornish Riviera Box Office, St Austell 01726 879500 No booking fee.
(Local box offices at Tourist Information in St Ives, Penzance, Falmouth, St Mawes, Truro, St Austell, Bodmin, Liskeard and Launceston plus 'Bookends' in Fowey)

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