May 8th Crowley / Nicolls / Giles - George Crowley on sax with Dan Nicholls on keys and electronics and Tim Giles drums original compositions with electronics https://www.georgecrowleymusic.com
May 9th RWCMD showcase - Set 1 - Close/Lockheart duo. John Close (guitar) and Alex Lockheart (guitar) play their take on some classic standards, inspired by the Julian Lage and Martin Taylor duo.
Set 2 - Matheus Prado Septet. Tom Dalby (trumpet) Norman Willmore (alto) Daniel Newberry (tenor) Ben Williams-Stacey (trombone) Pedro Baiao (piano) Eddie Jones-West (drums) and Matheus Prado (bass). With compositions and arrangements ranging from classical to African rhythms and melodies, this septet present a pallet of different colours, bringing a new approach to contemporary jazz.
May 15th Pedro Tomateo Asencio Ocaso - which means sunset in Portuguese, Pedro Asencio on piano, Jefferson Lobo on guitar, Matheus Prado on Bass, and Eddie Jones-West on Drums playing older and newer Brazilian genres such as Choro, Baião, Samba, Bossa Nova, Brazilian Jazz Fusion
May 16th Joe Northwood’s Banshee Improvisations - Joe on sax Aidden Williams bass and Paolo Adamo drums more surprises
May 22nd Bryn Davies band - Bryn on sax withZach Breskal on the drums, Frazer McIntosh on piano and Aeddan Williams on bass playing a mixture of standards and contemporary tunes, some Coltrane things, bheki mseluki, Julian Siegel, maybe some John Taylor and kenny wheeler, and potentially some other things
May 23rd Andrea De Biase Dugong - Apologies, but this gig can’t go ahead for reasons that are entirely our fault.
May 29th RWCMD showcase - Set 1 - Josh Heaton’s Mouth of Words. Another trip into the mind of Josh Heaton. Expect original jazz and spoken word from Josh (tenor sax & words) Rachel Head (alto sax) Kumar Chopra (guitar) Matheus Prado (bass) and Zach Breskal (drums)
Set 2 - Norman Willmore Quintet. Norman (alto sax) Tom Newitt (tenor sax) Frazer McIntosh (piano) Ben Manning (bass) and Zach Breskal (drums play all original music, blending lyrical Scottish folk music with jazz sensibilities
May 30th Michael Blake & The Percolators - Michael Blake - tenor saxophone, Joe Webb - organ, Alex Haines - guitar and Lloyd Haines - drums a groovy organ band