Jonny Mansfield’s Florilegium
Dominic Ingham (with the Pete Rosser Trio)
Nigel Price Organ Trio plays Wes Montgomery
Hans Koller Quartet

Jonny Mansfield’s Florilegium

Friday 2 October 2020

Jonny Mansfield's Florilegium - www.wakefieldjazz.org

For our first gig in this new world, we are excited to present a new trio project led by Jonny Mansfield, the multi-award winning vibes player and composer, originally from just down the road in Shelley. With pedals and synths, there will be new compositions and also tunes by e.g. Debussy and Joni Mitchell, all on a floral theme. While at the Royal Academy of Music, he won the Kenny Wheeler Jazz Prize, and since graduating he has been nominated for the Ivor Novello Awards for his suite On Marsden Moor, setting poems by Simon Armitage for our friends at the Marsden Jazz Festival. He has recorded albums with his own Elftet and with local favourites Bonsai, as well as composing, arranging and recording a whole album (Portrait) in a day during lockdown. Welcome back to Wakefield Jazz with some of the UK’s finest young jazz musicians.

“A musical vision beyond his years.” – Evan Parker

Jonny Mansfield – vibes/keyboards
Will Barry – piano/keyboards
Luca Caruso – drums

Website: www.jonnymansfield.com


Dominic Ingham (with the Pete Rosser Trio)

Friday 9 October 2020

Dominic Ingham - www.wakefieldjazz.orgA rare opportunity to see Wakefield-born jazz violinist/singer Dominic Ingham in a relaxed setting playing standards. Since releasing his acclaimed debut album Role Models earlier this year, Dom has, like most musicians, been mostly practising, confined to the family home in Wakefield with trombonist-brother Rory, but the reopening of Wakefield Jazz gives us the chance to hear his virtuoso melodic stylings, and also to showcase the jazz talent resident here in Wakefield, with Horbury’s Nick Wells (Wakefield Big Band), Agbrigg’s John Settle (New York Brass Band) and Wakefield Jazz Promoter Pete Rosser. An unmissable evening of classic jazz tunes, with wit and soul.

“A rare treat…should be heard live whenever possible.” – Kit Downes

Dominic Ingham – violin
Pete Rosser – piano
Nick Wells – bass
John Settle – drums

www.dominicingham.com

www.peterosser.co.uk


Nigel Price Organ Trio plays Wes Montgomery

Friday 16 October 2020

Price Nigel - www.wakefieldjazz.org

Nigel Price is one of the UK’s leading jazz guitarists and a firm favourite at Wakefield Jazz, so it is with great pleasure that we welcome him back, leading his Organ Trio in an evening of tunes made famous by the legendary guitarist Wes Montgomery. Nigel is one of the most hardworking jazz musicians in the UK, managing to secure an Arts Council-funded tour even during lockdown, and guaranteed to provide an evening of foot-tapping straightahead bebop with a funky edge. The Trio’s special guest Vasilis Xenopoulos brings a committed melodic tenor saxophone edge to the band, in the tradition of Dexter Gordon. A night not to be missed.

“Probably the most dynamic and gifted guitarist on the British jazz scene today.” – All About Jazz

Nigel Price – guitar
Vasilis Xenopoulos – tenor sax
Ross Stanley – organ
Joel Barford – drums

Website: www.nigelprice.biz

Click this link to find out about the Nigel Price 2020 Tour Draw


Hans Koller Quartet

Friday 23 October 2020

Hans Koller - www.wakefieldjazz.org

Hans Koller, originally from Bavaria, has been living and working in the UK for nearly 30 years, with an increasingly impressive list of compositions and collaborations, both live and recorded (e.g. Steve Lacy, Steve Swallow, NDR Big Band). As a pianist (most recently at Wakefield Jazz with Jim Rattigan’s Pavillon), he combines humour, intellect and technique to engaging effect, with influences from across the jazz spectrum, from Bill Evans through Monk and Herbie Nichols. This international quartet will also feature the similarly intense yet lyrical Martin Speake on alto sax, plus a top Danish rhythm section.

 

“He solves the perpetual jazz conundrum of making music for the mind and the body.” – John Fordham (The Guardian)

Hans Koller – piano
Martin Speake – alto sax
Calum Gourlay – bass
Shane Forbes – drums

Website: www.hanskoller.co.uk