A drum led ensemble celebrating the music of Chick Corea.
Tristan Malliot (drums)
Tom Ridout (tenor sax)
Alex Hutton (piano)
Flo Moore (bass)
Tristan leads this band with an amazing sense of experience, depth and charm!
Originally from France, Tristan has been active on the UK jazz scene since the mid 90s as both sideman and leader.
He has played with numerous leading international stars such as Jim Hall, Stacey Kent, Clare Martin, Jim Mullen, Fred Hersch, Martin Taylor, Stan Tracey, Steve Grossman, Norma Winstone and Bobby Wellins.
Saxophonist Tom Ridout graduated from the prestigious Royal Academy of Music jazz programme in 2016. He has since developed his compositional career releasing his debut album No Excuses with original compositions for thirteen piece ensemble.
He is also a member of the Ridouts band, James Pettinger’s Stablefolk and Ellie Bignall’s Quintet. He is known for his development of the jazz recorder, appearing in the BBC Young Jazz Musician final on the instrument and performing at classical music festivals with Handel on Jazz, a re-thinking of Handel’s recorder sonata arranged for jazz trio.
The music in this show pays tribute to Chick Corea’s legacy and how much of a contribution to the various styles of Jazz he truly dominated.
Watch out for the constant ‘dialogue’ or ‘conversation' of the drums with piano and equally the breath-taking virtuosic saxophone playing of rising star Tom Ridout.
Melodic jazz with inspirations from around the world.
The Cape Town-born pianist/composer's South African roots have inspired a voyage of discovery. It has led to him soaking up the joyful passion of Caribbean calypso, the bluesy melodies of middle eastern praise songs, the exuberant sway of Cuban dance music and the tuneful essence of Gospel while honouring jazz heroes including Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett and Charles Lloyd.
Philip is a key member of the popular London-based world jazz ensemble Zubop and its offshoot ZubopGambia, with BBC World Music award-winner Juldeh Camara. He created a solid body of work with African roots.
Since moving to Dorset, he has responded to his new surroundings with impressionistic compositions that complement his world music interests. They resonate with strong themes and pack a mighty rhythmical punch.
He is joined by rising star saxophonist Samuel Eagles, bassist Tim Fairhall and drummer Ted Carrasco.
'The best of British jazz' Chris Phillips Jazz FM
'Precise ebullience and relaxed funkiness' The Guardian
'A revelatory experience' UK Vibe
'Clouts' compositions are strong and likeable. The quartet's playing is similarly engaging, a feeling of optimism pervading the tunes with a life force of its own' All About Jazz
'It has a very infectious feel-good quality about it' Jazz FM
'Clouts’ affection for a gospel-powered earthiness emerges in the relaxed funkiness of his piano solo' The Guardian
'Clouts' compositions are highly melodic, rhythmically varied and stylistically and culturally diverse. In this quartet he has musicians capable of bringing his ideas to colourful and vital fruition' Ian Mann
Philip Clouts Quartet website
With Alex Hutton (piano).
Josephine Davies is winner of the Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year award at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2019. She is a musical artist at the forefront of the UK contemporary music scene.
She pushes the boundaries of jazz with her current main artistic project Satori – a sax/bass/drums trio with an emphasis on extended and collaborative improvisation. It is a project that combines her seeking of freedom of expression with her interest in Japanese philosophy and lifestyle.
As a saxophonist Josephine is known for her melodic focus, versatility and unique style.
Now becoming equally known as a composer, her unique voice is a blend of classical, jazz and folk music, creating an intensely dynamic sound infused with the Nordic quality of her Shetland roots.
Deeply influenced by the American composer Maria Schneider, Josephine was resident composer and tenor player for the London Jazz Orchestra from 2011-2016. She now has her own big band The Enso Ensemble.
At this concert Josephine takes the reigns to lead us through some of her favourite compositions, jazz standards and classics.
Watch out for her rich warm tone and an almost singing quality to her sax playing.
'Consistently inventive' Jazzwise Magazine
'Strong and authoritative' The JazzMann
'With winning immediacy' MOJO Magazine
The multi award winning jazz vocalist performs with her partner - award-winning pianist Fraser Urquhart.
Their much anticipated intimate duet album is a collection of music about love and what it means to love. It showcases the full extent of Cécile’s profound vocal ability as well as Urquhart’s thoughtful accompaniment across a myriad of styles - jazz, contemplative ballads and classical vignettes, performed with telepathic musical interplay at the core.
Georgia has been voted UK Jazz Act of the Year and Vocalist of the Year at the 2022 Jazz FM Awards. She is an artist making waves in the UK jazz scene. Highlights include touring with Gregory Porter, performing with the BBC Concert Orchestra and her debut album reaching number 3 in the UK jazz and blues charts in 2021.
'Her voice is spectacular. Cécile and Stevenson are a songwriting pair to watch out for' Jamie Cullum
'Every so often a voice comes along with the ability to bowl the listener over... that is Georgia Cécile' Wonderland
'One To Watch, her clarity of tone, creativity and ability to sing with genuine emotional depth will take her a long way' Jazzwise
The saxophonist has a style of the modern, straight-ahead New York Jazz.
Roberto Mazin (alto sax, tenor sax)
Alex Hutton (piano)
Dominic Howles (bass)
Trevor Taylor (drums)
Roberto Mazin has already had an exceptional career to date and has built himself a glowing reputation throughout Europe. He is originally from Rome where he honed his craft in the vibrant Italian scene of the 90s.
He is an in demand recording artist, and his discography is very impressive and in short ensures he is known and revered in every corner of Europe.
'He has to be heard to be believed' Jon Newey, Jazzwise
An evening of much-loved gypsy jazz tunes and foot-tapping swing numbers from the Great American songbook, all in their inimitable Manouche style!
La Bouche Manouche, featuring Irene Serra, showcase music from their newly released second album Got A Little Rhythm!.
They play a set of their most popular repertoire that has seen them amass over 5 million views on Youtube. From Django Reinhardt originals to Billie Holiday classics, favourite swing tunes, French chansons and tangos, this show is an unmissable evening of gypsy jazz celebration.
Featuring critically-acclaimed Irene Serra on vocals, La Bouche Manouche is a vintage jazz quintet influenced by the chic era of the Jazz Age. Their creative repertoire is rooted in the sound of the Parisian Hot Club, featuring Django Reinhardt originals, gypsy tunes and Edith Piaf classics as well as Charlestons, Latin flavours and the Great American Songbook.
With Andy Ruiz-Palma on lead guitar, Nathan Mansfield on violin / trumpet, Amy Baldwin on double bass and Simon Rawling on rhythm guitar. La Bouche Manouche is made up of highly experienced, in-demand performers. Between them, they have played in prestigious venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, the Barbican Centre, the Southbank Centre, the Royal Festival Hall and Ronnie Scotts.
Catch this highly anticipated performance from one of the UK’s top gypsy jazz bands!
'Serra’s voice is graceful and sensual, an occasional added vibrato giving it a hint of the chanteuse. The sound is beautiful' All About Jazz
The American singer performs sambas, afro, and some originals with her trio.
American singer Corina Kwami blends her Ghanaian-Irish roots and experience living in 10+ countries across Africa, Latin America and Europe in her music and storytelling.
An accomplished dancer as well, she has been heavily influenced by vernacular jazz dances such as rhythm tap, samba and West African dance - bringing a unique rhythmic take routed in movement and story-telling that blends cultures, like jazz has for decades.
Her show will showcases her Pangea project, which is inspired by a time when North America, Africa, South America, and Europe were continuous, and will feature selections of sambas, afro, and some originals.
With special guest Adele Joel. Adele is one of the UK's leading tap dancers. She performs, teaches and choreographs all over the world. Adele is a founding member of Old Kent Road Tap Dance Company and part of many international companies. She teaches at leading Tap festivals around the world and frequently collaborates with musicians in various jazz clubs.
‘Queen of Storytelling, Corina Kwami’ Jazz in Europe
'Corina Kwami brings her infectious energy to the center stage' Jazzwise