Gigs this week… October 12th – Simon Purcell Quintet at Oliver’s Jazz Bar in Greenwich. October 14th – Simon Purcell Quintet at Leeds – Seven Arts. October 15th – Simon Purcell Quintet at Sheffield Jazz – Millenium Hall (plus pre-gig workshop at Sheffield University – click here if you’d like to attend)
Gig coming up… Monday October 4th – Finchley Arts Festival – Simon Purcell Trio (Gene Calderazzo and Steve Watts) plus special guests Liane Carroll and Julian Siegel. A special event, featuring the music of Bill Evans, re-workings of standards and multiple combinations of music and voice.
Simon Purcell’s Quintet will be appearing at Ronnie Scott’s Club on June 4th and 5th, opposite the great guitarist Alan Holdsworth (click here for Ronnie’s website). The band with Chris Batchelor (trpt), Julian Siegel (saxes), Gene Calderazzo (dms) and Mike Janisch (bass) will be playing some new material, so do come down.
The great British bass player Jeff Clyne passed away on November 18th at the age of 72. A key figure in British jazz for over 40 years (appearing on recordings such as Stan Tracey’s Under Milk Wood, Tubby Hayes’100% Proof and albums by Ian Carr’s Nucleus) Jeff was much loved for his kindness and gentleContinue reading “Jeff Clyne RIP”
Why research? In brief… The Jazz Education community possesses abundant subject matter, play-alongs and an unstoppable harvest of reissues and new music available through the internet. However, while educators are better resourced, informed discourse about teaching and learning is comparatively undeveloped. Click here for more… Jazz Education Research.