23rd April RWCMD Showcase - 1st Set - Organism Jack Mac - Sax Kumar Chopra - Guitar Guy Shotton - Hammond Organ Alex Goodyear - Drums A journey of originals and covers, inspired by the music of Don Patterson, The Headhunters and more 2nd Set - Lemonwood Joe Bentley - Trumpet Ting Lam - Piano Matheus Prado - Bass Alex Burch - Drums This freshly formed quartet is going to perform some standards, alongside tunes by John Coltrane and Paula Gardiner
24th April no gig
30 April Joe Webb trio - ever welcome pianist with Tom Farmer (Bass) and Shane Forbes (Drums)
1st May Bruno Heinen Trio - Bruno (p), MicheleTacchi (b) Ricardo Chiaerta (d) Eclectic, eccentric, unobtrusively erudite. http://www.brunoheinen.com
7th May RWCMD Showcase - Set 1. Clem Saynor/Timothy Boomer Group Sam Robertson(saxes) Timothy Boomer (p) Clem Saynor (B) Alex Goodyear (D) Clem and Timothy present their original compositions, contemporary vibes, jazz funk and folk. Set 2. Thom Voyce Quintet - Thom (tpt) Dan Newberry (saxes) Aeddan Williams (d/b) Ben Hunt (d/bits and pieces) Alex Goodyear (d/bits and pieces) 2 drummers, two horns, one bassist, noises. Originals, free impro.
8th May Logiri/Thomas Quartet - Davide Logiri (p) Ben Thomas (tpt) Pasquale Votino (d/b) Paolo Adamo (d)Milan Based pianist Davide returns to the Uk for a long awaited tour. Originals by band members and reworkings of standards http://www.davidelogiri.eu
14th May - The Holiday 6 - Josh Heaton (t/sax/voice),Rachel Head (alto/sax/v) Annabelle Johnson, (voice) Matheus Prado (d/bass/v), Kumar Chopra (guitar/v) and Alex Burch (drums/v). They will be dancing in the sunshine bringing Brazillian and African music from the likes of Sergio Mendes and Dudu Pukwana.
15th May - Banshee "Therapy Session" - Joe Northwood (t/sax) Aeddan Williams (b) Paolo Adamo (drums) Through the medium of Free Jazz. Improvised music and groove, this is a chance to express yourself, to let go of your musical inhibitions and release some tension. Open to all musicians, all instruments, all genres. It's a place totry new things, meet new people and explore your instrument. So prepare yourself for a turbulent cacophony of squawks, thuds and buzzes, maybe a few crashes and one or two bellows. .
21st May - Montague/Downes/Goller Trio Chris Montague (guitar), Kit Downes (p) and Ruth Goller (b) Chris's latest compositions with the unusual mix of piano guitar and electric bass provide a platform for their spellbinding sound-scape of of music.
22 May - RWCMD Showcase - Set1. Isaac Hamilton Quartet Daniel Newberry (sax), Ross Hicks (p), Joe Richardson (b) Isaac Hamilton (d) Bringing a combination of standards and tunes from multiple genres. Set 2.Hivemind Coren Sithers (ts), Alex Lockheart (guitar) Michael Blanchfield (k) Ben Manning (b) Eddie Jones-West (d) Hivemind will explore and develop in real time the music of drummer Eddie Jones-West
28th May - Rachel Head 6tet +1 - Rachel (alto sax) Tom Newitt (t/sax) John Close (guitar) Frazer Nelson (piano) Aeddan Williams (bass) Zach Breskal (d) Brigitte Beraha (voice) Playing some brand new music written to feature Brigitte's voice.
29th May - Mouth of Words - Josh Heaton (t/sax) Rachel Head (a/sax) Kumar Chopra (guitar) Aeddan Williams (bass) Original music and spoken word come together to say something personal about the overwhelming world in which we live. Expect lyrical compositions and explosive improvisation