Josh Kemp Quartet Ellington Tribute
Friday, September 30, 2016
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Sounding equally impressive playing within the jazz standards tradition and also presenting his own original compositions, saxophonist and composer Josh Kemp has completed major UK tours in 2014 and in 2015, gaining many plaudits along the way for his fluid improvising and attractive tunes.
On his first visit to CJC, he has chosen to pay tribute to Duke Ellington. His playing combines melodic inventiveness with a rich tone and lyrical styling, Josh is a regular performer at jazz clubs and festivals across the UK, with recent performances at Ronnie Scott's and the London Jazz Festival.
Pianist Rob Barron delighted us with his playing at CJC last season whilst accompanying Anita Wardell. Arnie Somogyi is one of the UKs leading bass players and a jazz lecturer at Birmingham Conservatoire. Drummer Tim Giles won a Telegraph Young Composer Award aged 12.
Line-up: Josh Kemp tenor sax, Rob Barron - piano, Arnie Somogyi - bass, Tim Giles - drums
All meetings start at 7.45pm - doors open at 6.30pm