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October Jazz

The jazz temperature stays high as we head into Autumn with two cracking gigs at Hidden Rooms, plus another world class co-production at Stapleford Granary.  Who cares if the nights are drawing in when there’s jazz like this to keep us warm.

First up on Wednesday October 10th is Andy Sheppard and The Espen Eriksen Trio at the Stapleford Granary, 7:30pm.

Masters of melody from Norway team up with British jazz star for a brand new collaboration.

When Espen Eriksen Trio embarked on their first full scale UK tour in May 2016, saxophonist Andy Sheppard joined them for two concerts in London. From the first notes it was clear that this was a perfect match. The interplay was seamless and it was as if the melodies of Epsen Eriksen were specially written for Andy Sheppard. A new collaboration was born and since then Espen Eriksen Trio and Andy Sheppard have toured together in Norway and South Korea.

All tickets are £25, and are available from the venue on 01223 849004 or online at staplefordgranary.org.uk.

Next up, Arun Ghosh Quintet are at Hidden Rooms on Thursday October 11th, 8:00pm (Doors & Bar 7:00pm).

British-Asian clarinettist and composer Arun Ghosh is delighted to return to Cambridge, to perform music from his latest album, But Where Are You Really From?  Winner of  ‘Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year’ at the 2014 Parliamentary Jazz Awards, Arun is a leading light on the UK and international jazz scenes, captivating audiences and critics with his passionate and dynamic performance style, eloquent musical expression and charismatic rock ‘n’ roll spirit.

Tickets are £18 / £15 Students (inc.U3A & accompanied 16/17 year olds). Visit arunghosh.bandcamp.com for more information, and www.cambridgejazz.org to book tickets. 

Finally, Georgia Mancio and Kate Williams Quartet are at Hidden Rooms on Thursday October 25th, 8:00pm (Doors & Bar 7:00pm).

Georgia continues her longstanding musical partnership with composer/pianist Kate Williams tonight as they present a collection of songs, old and newly co-written, arranged for trio and voice and linked by the concept of finding home.  The Finding Home project debuted as part of Georgia Mancio’s Hang festival at the Pizza Express Jazz Club in October 2017, receiving rave reviews including a prized 4 stars from The Guardian. The songs have now been recorded and will feature prominently this evening.

Tickets are £15 / £12 Students (inc.U3A & accompanied 16/17 year olds).For more information or to book visit www.cambridgejazz.org.