Tommy Charles and Andrew McKenzie have been hosting the monthly Stroud Jazz Jam Sessions for over 14 years and have worked with accomplished invited guests including Andy Sheppard, Dom Franks, Pete Judge, Jake McMurchie, Kim Cypher, Patsy Gamble and many more. Their progamme here showcases the many musicians that are part of this creative jazz community.
Matt Morris 2pm
Matthew F Morris is an experienced musician, varied actor & extra, playful improviser, reliable big band stalwart, who will surprise listeners with a solo set of melodies and spontaneous eruptions of creativity, featuring some or no pieces from his album Unspecifications. (solo sax/bass clarinet)
Andy Rushton Extravaganza 3.30pm
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.
Peter Omelette and the Sunday Shoes 6.30pm
Pete Omelette and the Sunday Shoes is an ensemble which has been put together especially for the Stroud Jazz Festival. The idea is to create spontaneous composition which uses film as a visual score. We are honoured that Mikhail Basov the Russian filmmaker has given us permission to create a score for his film ‘Perforated Memory’ (2010) The ensemble for this performance of his film will consist of Pete Robson piano/trumpet, Caro Wood cello/accordion/melodica, Sarah B cello/melodica/electronics, Jim Brook guitar, Mark Unsworth keyboard/electronics, Stuart Wilding percussion/cello/toys.
“Stuart’s percussion exploits recalling the startling, fleeting and unforgettable work that Jamie Muir brought to various Derek Bailey bands and King Crimson in the 1970s, Pete’s trumpet journeying from jazz-mute musings and trombone impressions to free-improv.” Dann Chinn Misfit City
Lewis and Dav 8pm
Lewis & Dav are part of the new wave of instrumental acoustic jazz that is taking the world by storm. With influences from Django Reinhardt to Snarky Puppy and Led Zeppelin to Dirty Loops, their sound combines tight, funky and experimental jazz chops with ludicrously catchy hooks. They have performed at many prestigious venues and events including Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Manchester Jazz Festival; including an interview on local TV station "That's Manchester", March Manouche, The Vintage Escape Festival, Ullapool Guitar Festival, Swansea International Jazz Festival, as well as countless jazz clubs and restaurants and have toured the UK & Ireland twice, 2017 and 2018. 2019 is set to be an even bigger and better year for the duo with a new album in the works that has gained label interest and a 2 bigger and better tours!
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