Gig Guide

23Aug
2019

Tony Remy and Friends

Tony Remy - guitar, Nick Cohen - bass, Noel Mckoy - voice, Anders Olinder - keys and 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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30Aug
2019

The Adam Waldmann Band

British Saxophonist/Composer Adam Waldmann has worked with the likes of Alicia Keys, Mark Ronson, Mark Guiliana, Alan Hampton, Paloma Faith, Tinie Tempah, beatbox sensation Shlomo, The Sam Crowe Group, Will Vinson, Animal Husbandry and FinnSilver amongst numerous others. In 2010 Waldmann made the leap to bandleader and released Kairos 4tet’s debut: Kairos Moment, an album that marked him out as “a powerful new voice in British jazz” (BBC), “ a precociously talented composer and player” (All About Jazz) and as a “young master in the making” (Time Out). Their second release, Statement of Intent was voted no.2 in MOJO Magazine’s albums of the year and led to the MOBO Award for ‘Best Jazz Act’. In 2013 came ‘Everything We Hold’, Waldmann’s critically acclaimed song-based collaboration with actor/writer/lyricist Rupert Friend.

For this performance Waldmann will be heard exploring new compositions and standards with a fresh group put together for this one-off concert at Jazzlive at The Crypt.

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31Aug
2019

Electronic Music Opem Mic

EMOM, Electronic Music Open Mic returns to Jazzlive at the Crypt.

Calling all electronic musicians - Experimental, Glitch, ElectroJazz, Hip Hop, Ambient, Noise, Live coding etc. If it's electronic and makes a noise I wanna hear it.

Performers slots will be 20 mins (including set up / pack down)

If you're interested in playing please contact Chewy Maddigan via the facebook event linked below.

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06Sep
2019

Sean Noonan's 'Picnic in Snow'

Norbert Buerger - Guitar, Christian Schantz - Bass & Sean Noonan - Drums.

Rare chance to see his new Bavarian trio performing tracks from Sean’s new album Tan Mans Hat, and compositions from his vast back catalogue.

A Jazzy, funky, punky mix with a massive dose of free improv, should not be missed

“Drummer and composer Sean Noonan approaches postmodern jazz and world music from the same angle of self discovery .... he makes his pieces speak coherently, and in a unified voice” The New York Times.

“You think this might be boring? C’mon man, this is Sean Noonan... it’s like nothing else out there” Something Else! S. Victor Aaron.

Modern Drummer Magazine "Independence might be the ruling concept of this drummer/leader’s career. It defines a common relationship not only among his hands, feet, and voice, but between his art and almost everything else in drumland".

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13Sep
2019

Drizilik & Freetown Uncut

For the first time ever Drizilik and the Freetown Uncut band will be travelling to the UK. During this trip they will be performing at festivals and gigs around the UK, as well as meeting artists, producers and personalities to better expand their view of the music industry and put Sierra Leone on the map!

Benjamin Menelik George broke onto the Sierra Leonean music scene with his 2015 hit single 'Pop Collar'. Known as Drizilik, he has featured on the Vote Salone nationwide tour, received the NEXTE young entertainer award and Best New Artist at the first National Entertainment Awards of Sierra Leone. He also performed at the first TED talk in Sierra Leone and was named one of the 50 most influential young Sierra Leoneans in 2018. Most recently, he was featured in the Nowness series Scenes on the future of Sierra Leonean music. His musical style is a combination of hip-hop, afrobeat, dancehall and indigenous sounds like Bubu Music. Drizilik focuses his energy on live performances and multilingual lyricism which is rarely practiced by hip-hop artists in Sierra Leone.

The Freetown Uncut [FTNU] band are Emmanuel Edwards [drums], Solos beats [keys & production], Francil Johnson [keys] and Reginald Thompson [bass guitar & sax]. They play live with many artists in Sierra Leone including Drizilik, Block Jones, Yung Sal and Emmerson, and run the training programme for the Freetown Music Festival. In 4-6 weeks in the lead up to the festival, the band rehearse and train with every artist scheduled to perform on the main stage. In 2019 they learnt 180 songs by heart in the 4 week rehearsal period, performing for 8 hours each day!

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20Sep
2019

Andrea Vicari and ‘New JazzExtempore’

Some of Europe’s best female jazz artists playing original jazz music with electronics.

Andrea Vicari (UK) - piano, Yazz Ahmed (Bahrain/UK) - trumpet, Rosa Brunello (Italy)- Bass, Alba Nacinovich (Croatia) - vocals; Dave Hamblett (UK) drums.

Andrea Vicari "a sharp post-bop piano improviser and prolific composer - breathtakingly eclectic" (The Guardian) has five albums under her own name; recently performed at Ronnie Scott’s International Piano Festival; and The Jazz Café with Claude Deppa. Returning to the 2019 Scarborough Festival with this band. She has performed with world greats Eddie Harris and Art Farmer!

Yazz Ahmed, an international jazz star who seeks to blur the lines between jazz and electronic sound design, bringing together the sounds of her mixed heritage. Described as “psychedelic Arabic jazz, intoxicating and compelling”, she has led her ensembles in concerts worldwide including New York, Toronto, Kuwait, Algiers, Berlin, Köln, Paris, Istanbul, Tunis and Amsterdam, and major festivals such as WOMAD, Molde Jazz, Pori Jazz and Love Supreme.

Rosa Brunello (bass) “manages to bring to mind the intelligent storm of Weather Report, the visionary insight of John McLaughlin's Mahavishnu Orchestra, the flickering unpredictability of the themes of Ornette Coleman”,“..a young artist with a distinctive vision and the determination to make it real.” (Brian Morton)

Alba Nacinovich (Croatia) has “A voice in between Morissette and Natasha Khan by way of Björk, astounding for her vocal variety and capacity to challenge the impossible… sonic inventions of remarkable refinement.” selected for the “Euroradio Jazz Orchestra” (broadcast by Radio France & BBC R3) and performed at jazz festivals globally including Villa Celimontana Jazz, Veneto Jazz, Trieste Loves Jazz, Südtirol Jazzfestival, D’Jazz Nevers, Jazzdor, Liburnia Jazz, Jazz Time Rijeka.

Dave Hamblett (UK) is a first-call drummer on the burgeoning young London Jazz scene with artists including Ivo Neame, Snowpoet, Elchin Shirinov, Flying Machines, Abram Wilson, Escape Hatch, Duncan Eagles ; plus legends George Garzone and the late Kenny Wheeler

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