Next up are two jazz gigs: The first with the mouthwatering line-up from trumpeter Damon Brown and his International Quintet featuring the beautiful piano style of Japanese master Yutaka Shiina and alto sax front-liner Pierrick Pedron (Fr), reputed to sound like Cannonball Adderley (Sun 24 Nov). This is followed by the Andy Hague Sextet (originally a quintet but now with an appearance from James Gardiner-Bateman). Not to be missed.
It's a bit sketchy at the moment but I am putting together my programme for 2014. Take a look at the GigNews page for an outline of the bands I'm hoping to put on. Dates should be confirmed by Christmas so check back shortly.
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Now Andy Hague Sextet with addition of James Gardiner-Bateman
Bristol based trumpeter Andy Hague has been leading his quintet for over twenty years, and it is one of the most popular bands in the area. The group has made many appearances at festivals such as Brecon, Swanage and Glastonbury, and recorded four broadcasts for the BBC’s Jazz Notes programme back in the 90s. Every time this band plays it reminds us that we have such a grand depth of talent on our own doorstep and lest we forget that, get along to hear these guys, they always deliver. Andy Hague’s brilliant originals swing and move with intelligent arrangements, brilliantly played by all members....... read more
The collective impact of what amounts to a South-West supergroup was close to overpowering. ~ The Independent on Sundayandyhague.co.uk