Gig Guide

01Dec
2017

Davide Giovannini - Minas Project

A welcome return to the crypt for world renowned drummer and "golden voiced" singer, percussionist and composer Davide and his five piece band. They will present the finest Brazilian flavoured jazz, inspired by Davide's work and collaboration with some of that country's greatest musicians and reflecting the cultural hotspot of Minas Gereis, Brazil: the land of great artists like Toninho Horta, Milton Nascimento, Beto Guedes and Lo Borges.

The artists Davide has worked with over the course of his career come from different parts of the world and very different musical backgrounds have all contributed to the sound of this band - Steve Winwood, Paul McCartney, Bjork, Marcos Valle, James Galway, Bobby Watson, Roy Ayers, Alex Wilson, Jesus Alemany, Snowboy, Jim Mullen and in particular Toninho Horta and Yuri Popoff

Look forward to two sets of original songs that focus on entwined harmonies and melodies of the Brazils rich musical traditions punctuated by those signature Latin beats.

Features Neil Angilley - Piano & Keys, Paul Booth - Saxes, Flute; Guille Hill - Guitars; Davide Mantovani - Bass; Davide Giovannini - Drums & Vocals.

Album Review - "The hugely engaging nine-track collection ranges from uber-languorous "The Tide" to the pulsating "Baianero". There's plenty of characterful soloing too, including guitarist Guillermo Hill and saxist Paul Booth on album opener "Egberto" and violinist Rudi Berger on "Espelho D'Agua". JAZZWISE Magazine.

"Although contemporary throughout, never the less, there's a timeless feel to the beautiful and mature songs. Davide is as an accomplished and expressive singer as he is a drummer. A CD not to be missed." Blues and Soul Magazine.

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07Dec
2017

Jam at The Crypt 5

Open to musicians and jazz fans alike this is our fifth Jam at The Crypt led by Arnaud Guichard - Tenor sax. The house band line up is completed by James Kitchman - Guitar, Matthew Read - Double bass and Jamie Murray - Drums.

They will be performing original compositions and a couple of standards followed by the usual open jam for the second set.

All abilities welcome to join in the jam. Free event. Doors open 8pm

08Dec
2017

Aleh Ferreira Group

Aleh - Voice and Guitar, Tristan Banks - Drums, Matheus Nova - Bass and Hamish Balfour - Keyboards.

Aleh is a Brazilian singer and composer from Rio de Janeiro. In 2017 he moved to Europe to work on the launch of his new album 'Baile de Mascaras'. His talent has been highly praised by many famous artists as Banda Black Rio, Ibibio Sound Machine, Luiz Melodia, Marcelo Yuca, Seu Jorge, Roberto Menescal, Zelia Duncan, Zeca Baleiro, Ana Carolina amongst others.

His popularity grew with the release of his second album MPBSOULSAMBAGROOVE (Nikita) and the single 'Dona da Banca', better known as the soundtrack of 'A Diarista', the famous Brazilian TV series.

In World Cup at South Africa, Aleh performed with the Banda Black Rio at the FIFA Fun Fest in Durban and Cape Town; Then he embarked upon his first European tour to publicize his second album Aleh + Samba (Biscoito Fino) including shows at the Brazil Music Week in Oxford University, the Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, and the Brazil House exhibition at the Somerset House. His broad influences include Jorge Benjor, Tim Maia, Marvin Gaye and Bob Marley.

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15Dec
2017

Emilia Martensson Quartet

Emilia Martensson is a London based Swedish vocalist and composer of considerable repute. After her three latest album releases Emilia has built a well- deserved reputation as one of the most exciting young vocalists on the UK Jazz scene and she was recently awarded 'Vocalist of the Year-2016' at The Parliamentary Jazz Awards. Her gently expressive voice and highly personal compositions are firmly rooted within the folklore and countryside of her native southern Sweden, adding to the mystique and allure of a distinctive and truly original artist.

Emilia is a regular performer at some of Europe's leading venues and festivals including The London Jazz Festival, Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, Bimhuis in Amsterdam, Sunset Sunside in Paris, Fasching in Stockholm, Ljubljana Jazz Festival and The Love Supreme Jazz Festival in UK to name just a few.

This evening she will be joined by a new line up presenting unique arrangements of some of her favourite swedish folks songs and standards as well as some newly written compositions which are due to be recorded for Emilia's next album project 'Loredana', due for release later next year.

Emilia Martensson - Vocals, Adriano Adewale - Percussion, Sam Lasserson - Bass and Luca Boscagin - Guitar.

"... a voice of quite remarkable expressive depth" - JAZZWISE Magazine.

"... the music is immediately enchanting, bewitching, and approachable..." - AllAboutJazz

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22Dec
2017

Tony Remy and Friends

Tony Remy - Guitar, Nick cohen - Bass, Noel Mckoy - Voice, Anders Olinder - keys, Frank Tontoh - Drums.

Tony Remy has been a mainstay on the international jazz and funk scene for over 30 years. His musical CV is extensive and continues to grow since he first came onto the scene, playing alongside renowned UK flautist Philip Bent. Since then Annie Lennox, Craig David, Pee Wee Ellis, Steps Ahead, Lonnie Liston-Smith, Fred Wesley, Steve Williamson, The Crusaders, John Toussaint, Jack Bruce (Cream), Bluey (Incognito), Jason Rebello and Sarah Jane Morris.

One of the world's most exciting guitar players of any genre. His hard-edged rhythmically driven approach is enriched with jazz intuition and bluesy soul. He has an ability to adapt to many styles of music setting him apart from most other guitarists. These are the principle reason why Tony's name is consistently near the top of the 'must have' list. Ask why they call him and the answer will always be the same - "Tony Remy delivers!"

He has released several great albums under his own name too, capturing his own hard-edged, rhythmically driven approach, which is rich with jazz, blues and fusion influences. Live on stage, his relentless invention and incredile raw energy can set the crowd on fire.

"One of our premier fusion guitarists . . . A killer lead player who slips easily from impassioned blues to funk" - Time Out.

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