|Bruno Heinen. Photo Credit: Noemi Caruso|
Starting on the 5th of March, I am starting a Tuesday jazz night with the help of Alex Merritt and Andrea Di Biase at the Shaftesbury Tavern in Crouch Hill, N19. We have got some great acts booked for the first eight weeks.
The thinking behind the night was to give a platform to great musicians that might not play in other circumstances. I.e: foreign musicians: Ben Kraef, Antonio Fusco, Stefano Carbonelli and Francesco Bigoni or younger up and coming musicians like Miguel Girodi and Dave Ingamells. We also wanted to do some unusual programming like the trumpet and drums duo on 9th April and the solo bass set on 30th of course alongside bands that we admire and want to promote
The night will take place in the Shaftesbury's beautiful ballroom next to an open fire. The pub has a piano, delicious food, great beers and is located close to Archway tube/Crouch Hill overground station or is on the 210 (from Finsbury Park), 91 (from Kings Cross), or 41 bus routes.
All gigs start at 8:30pm with a £5 entry.
New Simplicity Quartet
Featuring: Ben Kraef (USA) - Tenor, Bruno Heinen - Pno, Antonio Fusco (Italy) - Dr, and Andrea Di Biase - Bass
George Crowley Quartet
Featuring: George Crowley - Tenor, Dan Nicholls - Pno, Sam Lasserson - Bass and, Jon Scott - Dr
Alex Merritt Band
Featuring: Alex Merritt - Tenor, Sam Leak - Pno, Nick Costley-White - Gt, Dave Ingamells - Dr, and Andrew Robb - Bass
Tommy Andrews Band
Featuring: Tommy Andrews - Alto, Rick Simpson - Pno, Nick Costley-White - Gt, Dave Manington - Bass, and Dave Hamblett - Dr
Stefano Carbonelli Quartet
Featuring: Stefano Carbonelli - Gt, Francesco Bigoni - Tenor, Andrea Di Biase - Bass, and Dave Hamblett - Dr
9th April - Double Bill:
Support: Miguel Girodi - Trp/Dave Ingamells - Drums
Main Act: Kristian Borring Trio
Simon Roth's 'Stories'
Featuring: Laura Jurd - Trp, Joe Murgatroyd - Clarinets, Joe Wright - Sax, and James Opstad - Bass
Rick Simpson Sextet
30th April - Double Bill
Support: Andrea Di Biase Solo Bass Set
Main Act: Tom Hewson's Treehouse
Featuring: Tom Hewson - Pno, Lewis Wright - Vibes, and Calum Gourlay - Bass