Friday 25 May 2018
Hard bop, Blue Note-influenced septet from Cheltenham/Gloucester. As well as classic tracks, Triple Sec Septet enjoy uncovering hidden gems from the hard bop repertoire. Signature tight horn harmonies plus angular solos. Free
Ariwo, Anchorsong, Mermaid Chunky
With it’s roots in contemporary art, this outfit's performances are made up of tailor made art film projections accompanied by sound scapes of drum machines, synthesisers, saxophone, recorder, wind up toys, robotic cats and floating lyrical phrases.
Ariwo, Anchorsong, Mermaid Chunky
Anchorsong – aka Masaaki Yoshida - has become globally recognised for his unique live shows, which many people have described as "like watching a painter drawing on a white canvas", as he creates electronic music completely live using a sampler (MPC2500) and a keyboard, right in front of the audience
Ariwo, Anchorsong, Mermaid Chunky
Ariwo are a Cuban/Iranian four-piece focused on intersection between electronic and ancestral music. The band brings together Iranian electronic composer Pouya Ehsaei and three of London’s most influential Cuban musicians.
Saturday 26 May 2018
Originally hailing from Stroud, Footshooter is the production moniker used by London-based musician Barney Whittaker. His style explores grooves and rhythms spanning UK dance music with the melodic vibrations of jazz and soul. He has invited some of his favourite artists, poets, and vocalists from the London scene to join him at the SVA.
Ruth’s nu soul / jazz sound is layered with electronic influences and beats that stem from an upbringing in Bristol and captures all that’s good about the city’s celebrated and rich musical legacy. Fluctuating from dark and delicate to a strangely uplifting mood, Royall encompasses Billie Holiday, Etta James and Sade together with more recent personal obsessions like Submotion Orchestra, Zero 7, Jamie Woon and Nikka Costa.
Headlining the Goods Shed on Saturday night, London-based saxophonist and composer, Nubya Garcia is one of the leading forces behind the resurgence of jazz-influenced sounds in the UK. Her compositions glow with "Afro-futurist touches, chill Baduizm and self-assurance", performed by a band comprised of London's finest musical talent.
Kim Cypher is a female saxophonists, vocalists and composers, having developed her own unique style of saxophone playing, built upon influences by great players such as Gerald Albright, Maceo Parker, Pee Wee Ellis, Andy Sheppard, Dean Fraser, Courtney Pine and Grover Washington.
Eyebrow is a trumpet and drums duo based in Bristol, UK, formed in 2009. Its music evolves out of improvisations which are reassembled into structured pieces with an unexpectedly cinematic sweep, like journeys through slowly-changing landscapes.
“An organic dabble in electronic possibilities” Jazzwise. Free
Classic jazz of the 1930s/40s.Enjoy a selection of tunes in the Dixieland and Mainstream jazz style of the 1920's, 30’s and 40's. Look out for period connoisseur Pete Simkins on piano and vocals plus an assortment of talented colleagues and special guests.
With feet planted firmly in the traditions of Afro-Brazilian music, Caravela’s heart is full of the soaring creativity and fervour that comes with improvised jazz. Weaving melodies around vibrant South American and West African-inspired rhythms, their music is sensitive and full of passion, energy and life. Free
Eddie Parker is a Jazz flautist and multi-instumentalist. He is the founding member of and composer for the British jazz band Mister Vertigo. Free
With an infectious neo-soul jazz vibe and experimental hip-hop influences China Bowls has played across the UK, from Colston Hall to Glastonbury, Boomtown and Bestival. She's a storyteller in her own right and delivers both extensive solo sets and dynamic full band performances. Latest single The Way is out now on Saffron Records.
Sunday 27 May 2018
Open Jazz Jam Session. Come and join the fray at the late night jam session hosted by Stroud Jazz Sessions.
Slam The Poet and Oli Haylett are bring an infusion of rhythmically orientated lyricism and textural loops to investigate a crisis of intimacy. Their collaboration looks into our close, loving relationships for the harmonies and tensions of modern life. Theirs is a twisting, floating narrative immersing us in the lived emotions of navigating our attachments.
Since 2012 their record label ‘Situationism' has been a melting pot of shared ideas and a hotbed for jazz funk fuelled boogie, Nu Disco and Deep House. Their official releases and edits have been supported by a veritable who’s who of the disco edit community including Dicky Trisco, Pete Herbert, Unabombers, Ashley Beedle, Fingerman, Opolopo, Joey Negro & Greg Wilson. 8.00 Advance
Showcasing their own hybrid of groove, math and jazz plus hosting a weekly night at Bristol's The Gallimaufry, where they invite some of the city's finest to collaborate with them; Waldos Gift have emerged as a new force, combining blinding technique with real creative musical insight and authenticity.
Ivo Neame's music is a living, breathing contradiction – complex yet accesible, considered yet spontaneous, traditional yet forward-thinking. His new album, Moksha, is driven by multi-layered textures and grooves, brilliantly fluid lines brought together by his own exploratory voice and a band made up of London's finest jazz musicians.
Comprised of four established improvising musicians from Bristol & Bath, We Are Leif deftly span the balance of jazz sensibilities with the groove and sound world more associated with Nu-Soul, R'n'B and Down Tempo genres.
Bristol/Stroud based trio travelling through world folk, jazz and swing. Features soulful stylings of Tom Parry (guitar/vocal), aided by jazz monsters Pasquale Votino (bass), and Rowan Porteous (trumpet). Free
Scythia and South Cotswold Jazz Club.
“Mind-spinning Jazz Futurism... it’s exciting to see so much support for Hippo’s energetic combination of virtuosic improvisation and live electronics.” - Fresh on the Net
7 synthesizers, a cello and a drum kit this is one of Bristol's most exciting acts. All the music is completely improvised and takes the listener on a journey like no other.
A new trio led by Francis Sanville on piano, playing a range of standards and bebop favourites. Piano: Francis Sanville Drums: Paul Boniface Bass: Brian Kirk.
Hard-hitting groove-driven jazz quintet, featuring leading jazz musicians from around the West of England. Free
Dave Ayre (double bass) and guests bring together their experience of working with artists such as Dave Newton and Sir John Dankworth to create a vibrant and unique jazz sound. Red hot Be-Bop, moving ballads and classic swing from an extensive and enthralling repertoire.
Choppily sublime bebop from guitarist Andy Rushton and his Extravaganza.Join Andy and his cast of stellar friends for an outpouring of fine eclectic jazz.
Funk in Session set out, simply, to create a place where funk and jazz musicians could come and improvise. Now there's a funk/Jazz jam session every Wednesday at SVA in John street, Stroud. Each week a collective of musicians turn out out for this open funk/jazz improvisation. This one is a special for Jazz Stroud 2018, Come and play or listen.