Monday 16th October 2017
£10.00 - £10.00
American born altoist Allison Neale’s beautifully crafted lines evoke the spirit of Paul Desmond and Art Pepper with whom she has a particular affinity. As a strong advocate of the melodic West Coast style she has performed alongside leading international artists such as Adelaide Hall and Bud Shank and more recently tenorist Scott Hamilton as well as featuring in both the John Dankworth ‘Generations‘ Band and the “Back to Basie’ Orchestra.
As a strong advocate of the melodic West Coast style she has performed alongside leading international artists such as Adelaide Hall and Bud Shank and more recently tenorist Scott Hamilton as well as featuring in both the John Dankworth ‘Generations‘ Band and the “Back to Basie’ Orchestra. She frequently tours the UK with her current Quartet, which also features acclaimed jazz pianist Leon Greening, bassist Julian Bury and drummer Steve Brown and has two CDs to her name ‘Melody Express’ with guitarist Dave Cliff and ‘Blue Concept’ with trumpeter Gary Kavanagh , both on 33 Records. Her latest CD " I Wished on the Moon " due for release in January 2015 on the Trio Records label and features the quartet as well as Milt Jackson influenced vibraphonist Nat Steele.
“ Allison Neale plays the alto saxophone with a tone so light and airy it positively melts at the edges” Dave Gelly , The Observer
“ A talent to savour” Peter Vacher Jazz UK
Alexander Bryson is an English Pianist based in New York. After completing his undergraduate degree at Trinity College of Music in London he moved to New York City to to pursue a Masters degree in Classical performance at Mannes College the New School for Music. Following graduation he has worked increasingly as jazz musician, an area in which has been involved thoughout his classical studies. During his time in New York he has worked with Murray Wall, Dwayne Clemons, John Leonard, Gary Montenaro, and Marie Claire Giraud.
Jeremy Brown is one of the foremost Bass players on the UK Jazz scene, a member for 10 years with Peter King’s quartet then regularly with British Jazz greats such as Stan Tracey , Bobby Wellins , Bill Le Sage and Irish Guitarist Louis Stewart as well as working and recording with his peers. Jeremy has recorded with numerous UK jazz artists including Gerard Prescencer , Julian Siegel , Anita Wardell, Kate Williams , Dave O’Higgins, Claire Martin, Zoe Rahman, Christine Tobin, Chris Garrick and Rob Barron.
Matt Fishwick was born in Manchester, United Kingdom along with his identical twin brother, Trumpet player Steve Fishwick, in 1976. Becoming interested in music at a young age he quickly devoured his Dad's record collection of Big Band jazz, Classical music and Pop/Rock music before discovering the sounds of Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker and Miles Davis.
In 1994 Matt left Manchester to study at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Here he met many like minded musicians that have since made an impact on the London Jazz scene and internationally. They included Tom Cawley, Gareth Lockrane, Orlando Le Fleming, and, perhaps most significantly, Tenor Saxophonist Osian Roberts. It has been with Osian that both Matt and Steve have continued to work most closely, playing many gigs together and recording on Osian’s record label ‘Hard Bop Records’.
“We haven't had anything like this in New York for over twenty years". Wynton Marsalis
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FRIDAY - SATURDAY 1am-3am
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£10 in advance, £12 on the door, £6 Students (with ID), FREE entry to MU, Club members and main show ticket holders.
In 1959, saxophonist Ronnie Scott opened the door to a small basement club in London’s west end where local musicians could jam. Today, it is one of the world’s most famous jazz clubs attracting packed houses and the biggest names in jazz and popular music and Ronnie Scott’s welcoming, stylish setting is also home to London’s coolestlate night hang.
Each night Monday to Saturday, after the main act, Ronnie Scott’s presents the Late Late Show, where some of the UK’s finest jazz talents take to the stage for a late night blowing session.
Tell us what you think of Allison Neale Quartet presented by Alex Garnett below..