Tuesday January 21st Afuriko - The start of their UK visit. Akiko Horii, wonderful percussionist / musician and Jim Funnell great pianist / and more www.afuriko,com a great musical night.
Wednesday January 22nd RWMD Student Showcase - Set 1. Thrupp and Quinn Organ Trio Ryan Thrupp (drums), Paul Quinn(Organ) and John Close (guitar). With special guest Trombonist Peter Johnson. Organist Paul and Drummer Ryan join forces for a night inspired by the likes of Jimmy Smith, Peter Bernstein and Bill Stewart. A night not to be missed. Set 2. Daniel Newberry and Friends
Tuesday January 28th Banshee Therapy Session - A wonderful chance to join this amazing trio to contribute in the improvisation of music and have fun.
Wednesday January 29th Bruno Heinen and James Kitchman A new project between James Kitchman (guitar) www.jameskitchman.com and Bruno Heinen (pianist). www.brunoheinen.com
Tuesday 4th Feb - Matheus Prado Septet - Seven musicians bring together their eclectic musical backgrounds form new connections between modern and traditional music. British contemporary harmonies driven by energetic Brazilian and African rhythms create their unique aesthetic, where improvisation carves new musical pathways through every performance. Following the paths pioneered by Hermeto Pascoal and Kenny Wheeler, bringing folk melodies forward into a modern context.Come on a journey with them tonight, it will give you so much pleasure. https://mpradomota.com/projects/septet/
Wednesday 5th Feb - Dave Jones Quartet - Dave (piano), Andy Hague (drums), Ben Waghorn (sax) and Ashley John Long (d/b). Featuring music from their new album "Is That The Time" Yes it's another must, not to be missed. https://www.facebook.com/davejonesquartet/
Tuesday 11th Feb - RWCMD Showcase - Set 1. Linear Explorations - Paul Helliwell (Alto Sax), Joshua Lascar (Guitar), Owain Hughes (Piano), Matheus Prado (Bass) and James Edmund (drums). Paul brings a different lineup, His musical influences show in the fluidity of the melodies to make this music exciting and unusual and something musically different for your ears.
Set 2. Emma Davidson Sextet - Emma (vocals), Josh Heaton (T/Sax). John Close (Guitar), Michael Blanchfield (Piano), Clem Saynor (Bass) and Ryan Thrupp (Drums). This newly formed sextet will be exploring the partnership between voice and instrument. They will be performing intimate pieces from Monk to vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant, and include original compositions.
Wednesday 12th Feb - Banshee 'Therapy Session' - Last one till April. This session they will be leading their crash-test-dummy-style jam fresh after the EP recording over the weekend. Through the medium of Free Jazz, Improvised music and groove, this is a chance to express yourself, to let go of you musical inhibitions and release some tension. Open to all musicians, all instruments, all genres, it's a place to try new things, meet new people and explore your instruments.
So bring your instruments and prepare yourself for a turbulent cacophony of squawks, thuds and buzzes, maybe a fewcrashes and one or two bellows.