Patsy Craig and Zhenya Strigalev of T WO Music at Charlie Wright's in Pitfield Street are among the most innovative and consistent promoters in London.
They have a festival at Charlie Wright's in Pitfield Street Shoreditch, on from June 4th to June 7th. Top of the bill is the Parisian band of 24 year old bassist Hadrien Feraud (above) playing for two nights. In fact bassists figure big-time here.
And if you're into tortuous tangents and non-sequiturs........I have taken the trouble to find out how the Festival got its name. By request this one...
Thursday 4th Jun, 7.30pm (NB start time) - Double Bill
- Danny Noel / Zhenya Strigalev Duo (Cuba-Italy/Russia-UK)
Danny Noel is Cuban, bassist for Horacio Hernandez. Strigalev on alto saxophone.
- Robert Mitchell 3io
Friday June 5th and Saturday June 6th, 7.30pm (NB start time) Double Bill :
-Hadrien Feraud with his band from Paris: Michel Le Coq (keyboard) , Jim Grancamp (guitar), and Yoann Schmidt (drums) .
-Linley Marthe Project with Francis Lassus (singer / drums)
Linley Marthe is a Mauritius -born bassist who has worked with Joe Zawinul, Dave Liebman and Richard Galliano.
Sunday June 7th , 8.30pm
SUN) - Jon Irabagon Quartet
The 2008 Thelonious Monk Competition winnner, Filipino-American saxophonist Jon Irabagon is making his London debut. His quartet consists of top flight emigre Scots Malcolm Edmonstone on keyboards, Percy Pursglove trumpet/bass, Andrew Bain on drums.