Alina Bzhezhinska & HipHarpCollective Feat. Tony Kofi
Frank Griffith Trio
Mario Bakuna Band

 

Alina Bzhezhinska & HipHarpCollective Feat. Tony Kofi

Friday 20 January 2023

Alina BzhezhinskaUkrainian harpist Alina, returns with her unique blend of jazz, funk and hiphop, promoting her latest album ‘Reflections’ – vibrant spiritual jazz in the line of Dorothy Ashby and Alice Coltrane.

Alina Bzhezhinska – harp
Tony Kofi – tenor sax
Mikele Montolli – bass
Adam Teixeira – drums

Website: hipharpcollective.com


Frank Griffith Trio

Friday 27 January 2023

Frank Griffith - wakefieldjazz.orgOriginally from Oregon, Frank Griffith moved to the UK after 15 years in New York, where he developed his distinctive NY jazz sound, working with luminaries such as Jon Hendricks and Ron Carter. He now lives in Liverpool and is renowned as an interpreter of classic jazz, particularly Ellington/Strayhorn, as well as being a composer/arranger for big bands across the country. He has had long associations with John Dankworth and Cleo Laine and the late Tina May, as well as Louise Gibbs, and is a well-respected jazz educator.

“Simply listening to the way Griffith lays out the theme of a standard such as Where or When is a pleasure in itself and his own tenor saxophone playing is a model of compact energy.” –  Dave Gelly, The Observer

Frank Griffith – sax
Richard Wetherall – piano
Dave Tompkins – bass

Website: frankgriffith.co.uk


Mario Bakuna Band

Friday 3 February 2023

Singer/guitarist Mario Bakuna leads an inspirational quartet playing songs from across Brazil, from Forró and Ijexá to Samba and Bossa Nova, celebrating “the most musically rich territory on Earth”, as featured on his new album ‘Brazilian Landscapes’.

Mario Bakuna on acoustic guitar, vocals and mouth trumpet
Felippe Oliveira – electric guitar
Adriano Gaeta – bass
Uccio Gaeta – drums

Website: mariobakuna.com

 

 

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