Jazz @ Turner Sims
The Spring jazz series looks across continents for its inspiration with British, European, American and Australian names. A quartet of legendary names are the inspiration for part of the season. Duke Ellington, Burt Bacharach and Hal David, and Charlie Parker are the starting point for new projects from saxophonist Mark Lockheart, vocalist Ian Shaw with SYJO, and pianist Django Bates respectively. And Django Bates' European trio contrasts with two others on view in the Spring: Trichotomy make a welcome return to offer their antipodean perspective on jazz while America's The Bad Plus bring their distinctive brand of trio jazz to us in May. A strong UK offering features three pianists: MOBO Award winner Zoe Rahman; Robert Mitchell premiering his left-hand project; and Ivo Neame whose Quintet forms part of a double-bill with trumpeter Neil Yates' trio to celebrate Edition Records' fifth birthday. Finally Get the Blessing are joined by their Portishead bandmate Adrian Utley for an evening guaranteed to blow away the cobwebs.
- JazzTuesday 11 June
In tonight’s concert pianist and composer Django Bates and his Belovèd trio present the compositions of Charlie Parker and Bates’ own from their new album Confirmation.