Friday 19 May 2017
With support from the Alexander Fisher trio at 7:30 pm.
A reprise of the band which composed and played our 25th Anniversary suite
Jonathan Gee has a long history of appearances at the club and was commissioned to compose a piece to celebrate our 25th anniversary in 2012. In fact he brought a whole set of pieces “The Wakefield Silver Suite” and asked Tim Whitehead to join his trio. It is a huge pleasure that the same band is able to join us once more in our celebratory Festival Month. Further, they promise to play our suite again, many pieces from which have become a regular part of Jonathan’s repertoire and have developed considerably since our first hearing. Both musicians are highly respected as players and composers and we are delighted they will highlight this anniversary.
“…breathtaking risks, improvisational genius, all channelled through technical assurance, provide edge-of-the-seat excitement.” – Chris Parker ( Vortex Jazz Club) (JG)
“’Whitehead more than justifies his reputation as one of Britain’s most thoughtful composers and improvisers.” – Chris Parker (The Times)
Tim Whitehead – saxophones
Jonathan Gee – piano
Ben Hazleton – bass
Tristan Maillot – drums
Latest CD: Dragonfly (JG) Colour Beginnings (TW)
Time: Doors open from 7:00 pm and gig starts at 8:30 pm