Produced and presented by The Cockpit as part of JAZZ IN THE ROUND PRESENTS...
Oh we do like to groove beside the seaside....
28TH, 29TH & 30TH SEPTEMBER
ST MARY IN THE CASTLE, HASTINGS
New jazz for a burgeoning music scene in a resurgent town. JAZZ IN THE ROUND is taking over this stunning Hastings venues for 3 days of Jazz.
DENYS BAPTISTE QUARTET & ELLIOTT GALVIN SOLO SET
Denys Baptiste Quartet
Denys Baptiste - Saxophone, Nikki Yeoh - Piano/ Keys, Larry Bartley - Bass, Rod Youngs - Drums
After almost two decades experience at the forefront of the British and European Jazz scene, Denys Baptiste still brims with the confidence of a youthful spirit. With a stellar band that fires on all cylinders and a new home at Edition Records, Denys’ career continues to grow and blossom.
The Late Trane is his powerful and commanding new album. Reimagining and reworking ten carefully chosen compositions from John Coltrane’s late music (from 1963 - 1967) with a fresh and modern new interpretation, The Late Trane perfectly balances Denys Baptiste’s unique artistic vision with the visceral emotions and cosmic references that encompasses Coltrane’s late music.
This is an album by an artist in total control of his vision, a bandleader flexing his muscles and a musician in his instrumental prime. The Late Trane will fulfil his potential at an international level and bring a new audience to one of the finest instrumentalists and composers on the UK scene - something of a sleeping giant in the last 3 decades, but a giant that is about to wake!
Elliot Galvin is one of the rising stars of UK jazz. A superbly gifted composer and pianist, whose maverick imagination and magpie like ability to blend a disparate world of influences into his own unique musical vision has seen him compared to Django Bates although in truth he sounds like no one except himself. From de-constructing standards to creating his own mirco-tonal melodica, Galvin’s music is both playful and deadly serious drawing on a wide range of influences from Keith Jarrett to Stravinsky, Ligetti, Deerhoof and the Beatles as well as the films of David Lynch, the Dada movement and the literature of James Joyce.
'He reminds me of the young Django Bates, and the impression Django made on me in the 1980s - great improv chops, strong character as a player and a composer, evident love of the jazz tradition without wanting to repeat the past, very English sense of humour. He’s the kind of artist you always want to stay tuned in to, because you know he’s going to keep on coming up with surprises.’John Fordham
JEAN TOUSSAINT YOUNG LIONS & ARTHUR O'HARA TRIO
Jean Toussaint - tenor sax, Mark Kavuma - trumpet, Ashley Henry - piano, Daniel Casimir - bass, Ben Brown - drums
Grammy-winning saxophonist Jean Toussaint first came to prominence when he joined Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers in 1982, after studying at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. Since moving to London in 1987, Toussaint has released ten critically acclaimed CDs as a leader.
“Art used to say "it doesn't matter how complex you want to play as long as you swing and play from the heart" then he'd cite the great John Coltrane as an example. I owe it all to the great Art Blakey and I'll be a Jazz Messenger for life."
Arthur O'Hara Trio
Electric Bass - Arthur O'Hara, Tenor Sax - Chelsea Carmichael, Drums - Ed Harley
A new London based Jazz, Funk, Rock trio, drawing on influences such as Thundercat, Sons of Kemet and Janek Gwizdala.
The trio recently performed at the Love Supreme Roundhouse day festival and were described as a "festival highlight".
Brunch Jazz set to be confirmed...
ALINA BZHEZHINSKA QUARTET & JAMIE MURRAY BEAT REPLACEMENT
Alina Bzhezhinska Quartet
Alina Bzhezhinska - Harp, Tony Kofi - Saxophone, Larry Bartley - Double Bass, Joel Prime - drums
Originally from Ukraine/Poland and now based in London, Alina Bzhezhinska is an internationally renowned harpist. She has performed with leading classical and jazz musicians such as Shabaka Hutchings, Django Bates, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and the Glasgow String Quartet. Her duo, with award-winning jazz vocalist Niki King, has supported Gregory Porter.
Jamie Murray Beat Replacement
Beat Replacement is a modern jazz fusion group led by the UK's rising drummer talent, Jamie Murray.
With a solid groove style yet an open minded approach to free experimentation, Jamie and his all star band bring a heavy amount of fire and intensity to each performance- with Zhenya Strigalev 'exploring and pushing the limits of the Alto Saxophone', David Preston playing guitar 'like a man possessed', Tomasz Bura 'injecting heartfelt beauty and colourful soundscapes' and Kevin Glasgow filling the background air 'like a sonic boom'.
Beat Replacement have quickly earned respect as one of the UK's most exciting new bands with their forward-thinking approach & exhilarating live show.
Tickets are £12 per day or £25 for a weekend ticket that gives you access to all 3 days
(Please Note: The Weekend ticket must be purchased online in advance and will not be available on the door.)
ST MARY IN THE CASTLE
Pelham Place car park is directly opposite the venue on Carlisle Parade, Hastings TN34 3AD. Alternatively you can park on Hastings seafront or Rock-a-nore car park on Rock-A-Nore Rd, Hastings TN34 3DW.
St Mary in the Castle is on Pelham Place, directly on Hastings seafront. The closest train station is Hastings train station and is a ten minute walk from the venue.