Ralph Freeman Quartet

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Featuring Rob Townsend

The Bosuns Charlestown

Date: Wednesday 8th June 2016

Time: 20:00

 

  • Ralph Freeman, piano
  • Rob Townsend, saxophone
  • Marcus Vergette, double bass
  • Andrea Trillo, drums

St Ives Jazz Club founder returns to Cornwall with some of his London buddies, to play a programme of their own distinctive take on some classic jazz material, along with new originals from Freeman himself.   ‘…vibrant, energising music, with new compositions that span from bluesy to bossa-esque, all with be-boppy brio.’ Dan Matlin.

Saxophonist, Rob Townsend has spent much of the last three years touring with iconic prog-rock guitarist, Steve Hackett. He also plays and records with acid-jazz hammond legend James Taylor. Over the years Rob has performed with many great names in British jazz such as Django Bates, Iain Ballamy, Mark Lockheart, Laurence Cottle, Tim Garland and Arnie Somogyi as well as with USA legends such as Sam Rivers and Eddie Henderson. 

Rob is an acclaimed jazz teacher, co-leading the excellent degree jazz programme at Middlesex University in London.

Ralph Freeman, pianist, composer, artist and founder of St Ives Jazz Club, which was awarded Jazz Venue Of The Year 2015 in the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Awards. As well as performing with his own ensembles and various original projects, he has worked with many of Britain's leading jazz musicians both at the Club and in London.

Marcus Vergette, bass player, composer and artist whose work includes jazz, classical, improv and pop. Present projects include London Sinfonietta, performances for the South Bank Centre and touring his Marsyas Suite.

Andrea Trillo,  drummer, originally from Rome, who has performed with many British jazz icons including Don Weller, Jim Mullen, Tony Kofi and Julian Segal and has toured with the legendary Herbie Hancock.

Ralph Freeman    website

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

Cabaret style seating.  The Bosun’s serves a wide range of bar meals from 7.00pm and offers a selection of excellent ales and fine wines in a relaxed atmosphere

Tickets in advance :
Standard : £11.00  (£13.00 On The Door)
Students : £6.00
(£7.00 On The Door)

Restormel Arts is supported by PRS for Music Foundation

Michelson Morley

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The Bosuns Charlestown

Date: Wednesday 29th June 2016
Time: 20:00
 
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  • Jake McMurchie - saxophones | electronics
  • Mark Whitlam - drums | percussion | electronics
  • Will Harris – double bass
  • Dan Messore - guitar | electronics

With their debut release “Aether Drift”, Bristol-based Michelson Morley look set to be one of the most original and exciting new UK jazz bands.

The first album as writer and leader by Get The Blessing saxophonist Jake McMurchie exposes the talents of a brilliant and highly inventive new voice. Melodic, atmospheric, minimalist music featuring the best of Bristol’s jazz scene. Their second album Strange Courage is released in May 2016.

Born in London, raised in Bristol, Cambridge educated, Jake McMurchie has been an influential member of the thriving South West jazz scene for nearly two decades. His distinctive sound, imagination and melodic drive have made him a key member of many of the most innovative and exciting bands to emerge from the Bristol area, notably Get The Blessing, What Four and the contemporary big band Ultrasound.

Mark Whitlam - a versatile drummer who has worked with artists as diverse as Jim Mullen, Alan Barnes, Tina May, Dave Newton and US saxophonist Benn Clatworthy. Mark has studied for a Masters degree in jazz performance at Trinity College of Music.

Will Harris - Will’s dynamic and comprehensive approach to the double bass has seen him chosen by Bobby Wellins, Alan Barnes, David Newton, Tina May and Anita Wardell.  Will also works with Moonlight Saving Time, Kevin Figes Quartet, and the Andy Hague Quartet.

Dan Messore is a broad-minded and eclectic musician. After several years in Central America, he returned to the UK and completed a MA in jazz and composition at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff. It’s to the guitarist/composer’s credit, that his right hand man in his quartet “Indigo Kid” is mentor and ex-Loose Tubes sideman, the incredible British saxophonist Iain Ballamy.


**** “The album successfully bridges a bluesy freebop acoustic jazz sensibility and futurejazz electronica… A fine debut.”; Marlbank

Michelson Morley  website

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)

Sarah McQuaid

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The Bosuns Charlestown

Date: Thursday 3rd November 2016
Time: 20:00
 
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Sarah McQuaid’s voice has been likened to malt whiskey, melted chocolate and “honey poured into wine” (Minor 7th).

Her new album Walking Into White (2015) is her most honest and adventurous work to date, with a depth and texture of soundscape that are reflected in her beautifully crafted live shows.

A captivating performer, she seduces her audience with cheeky banter and stories from the road, as well as with stunning musicianship; in her hands, the guitar becomes much more than merely an accompanying instrument.

Born in Spain, raised in Chicago and now living in rural England, Sarah refuses to be pigeonholed, segueing easily from one of her emotive originals into a 1930s Cuban jazz number, a 16th century lute piece or an unexpected contemporary cover.

Like its predecessors, her fourth solo CD has drawn international critical acclaim: The Musician (UK) called it “A work that grows with each listen,” while Germany’s Folker hailed it as “Ein mutiges Album mit einem potenziellen Pophit” (A courageous album that includes a potential pop hit). “Sending out a trembling resonance, this is a collection of songs that feel their way into your being,” wrote FolkWords (UK), where it prevailed over stiff competition to be selected as Album of the Month.

“Brilliant musicianship, a warm and welcoming stage presence and a voice as rich, matured and knowing as the finest thrice-distilled Irish malt whiskey.” – fRoots
 
“The songs are acutely observed and literate, almost like journal notes set to music. They’re measured and tranquil but they’re never dull because there is always a sense of restlessness and unease behind the poetry.... And it’s all lovely.” –
Ian Pickles, R2/Rock 'n' Reel

Sarah McQuaid    website

 

Good quality Bar Meals are served from from 7.00pm and throughout the Evening.
Tickets:
Standard: £10 in advance (£12 on the door)
Students: £5 in advance (£6 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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