Monday 15th October 2012
- Wednesday 17th October 2012
£25.00 - £42.50
‘As a live performer, Cohen is hard to beat’
Fran Hardcastle, LondonJazz
Over the last two decades Avishai Cohen has earned his reputation as one of the world's greatest bassists. It is however as a composer that his musical statement has grown. Now with his new trio he brings fresh compositions and arrangements to the stage as well as many audience favourites from his past recordings and live shows.
Accompanying him are two young talents from Israel. Nitai Hershkovits, the golden fingered pianist who Avishai discovered in a small café in Tel Aviv. Nitai was Avishai’s musical partner on his duet album, ‘Duende’ (EMI / Blue Note - 2012) and plays a major role in Avishai’s latest album ‘Almah’ (Parlophone / Warner - 2013).
Adding to the surprises on stage is the very talented Daniel Dor who in recent years has been quoted as ‘in a league of his own’, and ‘the unstoppable drummer.’
The energy Avishai has put into bringing the upright bass into the spotlight whilst pushing the boundaries of jazz has paid off and earned him international awards and recognition.
The stage is undoubtedly a place where he feels at home so much so that attending one of his live performances is probably the best way to get acquainted with his musical universe.
“Avishai Cohen Trio "thrill" this Sunday in the greenery of Middelheim.”
Le Soir, Belgium
Support: The Ronnie Scotts All Stars
The Ronnie Scott's All Stars are comprised of some of the greatest talents on the U.K scene, including some of our most regular performers James Pearson (piano), Sam Burgess (bass) and Pedro Segundo (drums)
Musical Director at Ronnie Scott’s and the owner of a ferocious piano technique coupled with a sense of musicality rarely heard, James Pearson is one of the most exciting musicians to have emerged from the U.K in the last 25 years. After working with him, the late jazz legend Sir John Dankworth declared: "James Pearson is an exceptionally gifted artist. His masterful playing makes him head and shoulders above the rest of his contemporaries. He shows signs of true greatness".
Double Bass Despite only being in his early 30’s, already Sam is a stalwart of the UK jazz scene. As well as appearing on numerous film soundtracks such as 'Bridget Jones's Diary' and 'Hannibal'. Sam’s thumping, pounding, relentlessly driving bass lines have been heard accompanying the likes of Bob James, Billy Kilson, Gary Novak, Joe Lock, Dave Kekowski, Guy Barker, Dave O'Higgins, Pete King, Gareth Williams, Claire Martin, Jim Mullen, Alan Barnes, Tim Whitehead, John Horler, Gwyneth Herbert, John Dankworth, The BBC Big Band and Robbie Williams.
At 22 years old Pedro Segundo, Portuguese drummer joins the James Pearson Trio at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club.
Born and raised in Lisbon, picked up the drums seriously at the age of eight starting studying classical percussion a year later. In June 2011 he graduates from Guildhall School of Music and Drama in Timpani and Classical Percussion. His musical ability combines a blend of styles creating a unique sound on the drum set. He has played regularly with Dennis Rollins, Femi Temowo, Mário Franco, Cleveland Watkiss and many other artists touring in festivals all around the globe.
Other regular performers include:
Dave Ohm (drums), Natalie Williams (vocals), Alex Garnett (sax), Nigel Price (guitar), Steve Rushton (drums), Polly Gibbons (vocals), Alistair White (trombone), Gary Baldwin (hammond), Al Cherry (guitar), Matt Home (drums), Alan Barnes (sax), Ralph Salmins (drums), Arnie Somogyi (bass), Mark Smith (bass), James Nisbet (guitar), Pete Long (sax), Gerard Presencer (Trumpet), Dave O’Higgins (sax), Alec Dankworth (bass), Steve Fishwick (trumpet) and others...
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Support: Sheryl Bailey/Deirdre Cartwright Quartet (Oct 17th)
Deirdre Cartwright /Sheryl Bailey guitars Alison Rayner bass, Paul Clavis drums
Bebop to fusion - New York based guitarist and Berklee tutor Bailey joins forces with top UK guitarist’ "Another gorgeous guitar prelude sparks the tender-to-swagger closer - one of several pieces confirming Bailey’s status as one the new greats of her chosen instrument." Phillip Booth, Downbeat “If there is a more complete guitarist in contemporary music than Deirdre Cartwright - I'd like to know who it is” Dave Gelly The Observer
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