Feb 3rd - THE PAUL RICHARDS TRIO
With exceptional musicianship, staggering interplay and fresh, unexpected arrangements, this exciting trio bring fun latin, jazz, classical and folk into a thrilling musical experience. On classical, nylon string guitar, Paul Richards is a virtuoso. His technique and musical sensibility combined with superb improvisational skills, make Paul one of the most talked about musicians at the moment. Alongside Paul, the trio features STEVE THOMPSON on bass and TONY SHEPHERD on drums: well known and highly respected jazz musicians in their own right who bring an infectious groove to the music that has to be heard to be believed.
April 7th - ‘THE MARK CROOKS QUARTET plays.. JOHNNY MANDEL’
An evening dedicated to the wonderful music of Johnny Mandel, the brilliant composer and arranger. From Oscar winning scores to world famous songs, from orchestrations for Sinatra and Streisand to TV Themes and award-winning songs, Johnny Mandel is a musician’s musician. Expect familiar melodies like Emily, The Shadow of your Smile, Close enough for Love and You are There, as well as some of his lesser known songs. The Quartet, led by MARK CROOKS on clarinet and tenor sax, is joined by GABRIEL LATCHIN piano, DAVE CHAMBERLAIN bass and STEVE BROWN drums.
May 5th - THE JONNY HEPBIR QUARTET
Making a welcome return with this exciting and hugely energetic ensemble featuring MIKE PIGGOTT violin, SARA OSCHLAG vocals, JONNY HEPBIR guitar, JASON HENSON guitar and DAN SHEPHERD bass. Mix up Gypsy swing, Jazz standards and funky Latin with taste, tone and tenacity. Not to be missed!