Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th October 2012
JAMIE DAVIS BAND with Alex Garnett (sax), Leon Greening (piano), Malcolm Creese (bass) and Steve Brown (drums)
+ (SATURDAY) Georgia Mancio and Jim Hart (vibes)
(9.00pm, doors 7.30pm, £20)
+ (SUNDAY) Georgia Mancio and John Parricelli
(8.00pm, doors 6.30pm, £20)
“one can’t help comparing Davis to Joe Williams. They share a deep form of expression that goes right to the heart of the matter…Davis has what it takes to carry on the tradition” All About Jazz
Jamie Davis holds a key position amongst the pantheon of great male vocalists with his incredibly rich bass-baritone voice. He began singing (Latin liturgical music, Bach, Schumann and Mahler) in his father’s church choir before joining the US Army to perform jazz, swing and blues. Today his fascinating repertoire encompasses Cole Porter, Stevie Wonder and Charles Mingus and highlights an ability to convincingly pay tribute to the past whilst remaining very much in the present. Not surprisingly his flexibility and impeccable technique has led to performances with Milt Jackson, Eddie Henderson, Melba Moore, Pharaoh Saunders, the BBC and Count Basie Orchestras. He has delighted audiences around the globe attracting no lesser fans than Clint Eastwood and Sir Michael Parkinson.
(Sat) “His vibes playing is a revelation” The Times
Jim Hart is a multi award-winning vibraphonist, drummer, pianist, composer and bandleader. A founder member of London’s LOOP collective Jim has contributed to projects including The Cloudmakers Trio, Stan Sulzmann’s Neon Quartet and Ivo Neame’s Quartet. He has guested with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Centre Jazz Orchestra and performed with artists Ralph Alessi, Joel Frahm, Terrel Stafford, Phil Woods and Clarence Penn amongst others. He has recorded three albums with his own bands (Gemini and the Jim Hart Quartet) and garnered praise for his writing by luminaries John Surman and Joe Locke.
(Sun) “A marvellously melodic soloist … warm and generous music, head never overwhelming heart” The Birmingham Post
World-class jazz guitarist and recording artist, John Parricelli, began his career in 1982 and was one of the founding members of the groundbreaking British big band, Loose Tubes, with whom he recorded three albums. He has worked in an astonishing range of settings with artists including: Annie Whitehead, Kenny Wheeler, Norma Winstone, Lee Konitz, Paul Motian, Tim Whitehead, Chris Laurence, Vince Mendoza, Mark Lockheart, Iain Ballamy, Andy Sheppard, Gerard Presencer, Colin Towns, Martin Speake and Stacey Kent. Most recently he appeared with Peter Erskine and John Paul Jones for the new Royal Opera House production Anna Nicole. John is recognised for his fresh, strong and totally personal style and sound.