Hello friendsHere is some information on my next few gigs.
Jet Collective played a great gig last night in Stamford, where we performed our climate inspired collection called “JetStream” in a very cool atmospheric club called Mama Liz’s. There is another opportunity to hear this played in Cromford on 10th October – details below.
Thursday 17th September 2015 from 8 pm – back to our regular slot after a summer break – Jazz at The Druid Pub in Birchover, Derbyshire. 01629 653836
Entry is free to hear me on saxophone with two wonderful musicians – Graham Jones on double bass and Pete Moxley on piano. How lucky I am to play with these guys. We are half way through what promises to be a nice CD recording.
It’s a great pub with excellent beer and a fantastic reputation for their food. Worth booking if you want to eat.
Saturday 26th September 2015 from 7.30 pm – I’m back at what has become one of our favourite musical haunts – The Green Man Gallery, Hardwick Hall, Buxton. 01298 937375
This is a fantastic space with interesting art and a regular arty audience who are attentive and appreciative.
I’ll be in the company of two brilliant musicians – Matt Ratcliffe on keyboard and Graham Jones on double bass and we’ll play some cool jazz – some standards and some not in the usual jazz repertoire.
I can’t wait and I hope you can make it.
Friday 2nd October 2015. Foolow, Derbyshire (full details to follow.) A rare opportunity to see the acclaimed play “You might as well live.” Written by David Frederickson and starring Sue Daniel, both of Cotton Grass Theatre, it’s the story of Dorothy Parker and her brilliant witty, rude, political, poignant writing, with jazz as an integral part of the play.
The jazz will be played by the unusual combination of double bass (Graham Jones) and saxophone (guess who.)
Saturday October 10th 2015 7.30pm. Jet Collective performing our latest collection – JetStream – recently released on double CD
Gothic Warehouse, Cromford Mills. This is part of the historic Cromford Mills centre – the home of the industrial revolution. A beautiful old venue right next to Cromford Canal.
I’m very proud to be involved with this music and I hope you can come and hear it live.
See our video of Heat. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNaXyGcHER8
Latest video of “Winter” here https://youtu.be/RE4ZYEf5e1M
Listen to our album at https://soundcloud.com/zoo-music-1/sets/jetstream-by-jet-collective
Download the album from iTunes or Amazon UK.
A night of brilliant, original music: thoughtful, powerful, playful, richly-layered and skilfully performed. Green Man Gallery, Buxton
“‘Jetstream’ is the most inspiring suite of music I have heard in an age.
Of course, it doesn’t hurt that JET collective are the most consummate group of musicians you are ever likely to hear.”
Sheffield author Bill Allerton
“This music by the Jet Collective deserves to be played in major concert halls anywhere in the world. The composition and performance was world class.”
Geoff Dalton, Derbyshire.
“Thanks for the hot link to “Heat.” I was blown away. Really, really excellent number. And the video quality was excellent too. Jet Collective is very fine.”
Dana Hornig, American journalist and author.