Cambridge Modern Jazz Club have just announced details of two much anticipated gigs at their new central Cambridge venue, St.Andrew’s Street Baptist Church in June.
On Thursday 10 June the club welcomes the Alison Rayner Quintet. This award-winning quintet combine richly nuanced compositions, rhythmic interplay and folk-infused melodies; this, along with their love of improvisation, creates a strong sense of narrative and cinematic quality. ARQ play ‘songs without words’ and are lauded for their vibrant, communicative performances.
Then on Thursday 24 June the club welcomes the Nigel Price Organ Trio. Over a career spanning more than 25 years, award winning jazz guitarist Nigel Price has become widely acknowledged as one of the hardest working musicians in the business. Starting his professional career in his early 20s, Nigel toured Europe with various reggae and funk bands before settling on a solo guitar career and turning his attention to jazz. Citing early influences as Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Nigel honed his craft by attending gigs and sitting in with the players of the time.
The Nigel Price Organ Trio, winners of the 2010 Parliamentary Jazz Award for ‘Best ensemble’ will be playing selections from their past six albums, as well as music from the latest, ‘Wes Re-Imagined’, which sees the compositions of Wes Montgomery reworked into different feels.
They will be joined by the jazz saxophone virtuoso Vasilis Xenopoulos.
To keep in touch with Cambridge Modern Jazz – visit their website: https://cambridgejazz.org/
Cambridge Modern Jazz @ St.Andrew’s Street Baptist Church, 43, St.Andrew’s Street, Cambridge, CB2 3AR Venue: 01223 506 343
Booking: Online at www.cambridgejazz.org
Phone: 07827 012 875
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