Colston Hall and Serious Presents:
JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA
with WYNTON MARSALIS
The Best of Blue Note Records
The iconic jazz record label Blue Note turns 75 in2014. The irresistibly swinging Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and its musical director Wynton Marsalis celebrate an anniversary that embraces the entire history of modern jazz from bebop to the dancefloor, performing big band arrangements of unforgettable classics from the treasure trove of a label that’s been home to a host of major jazz stars down the decades – Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, McCoy Tyner, Art Blakey, Horace Silver and Bud Powell,to name but a few.
Andy Hague Quintet plus Guests
Following the main hall concert The Andy Hague Quintet will be performing in the Stalls Bar with the possibility of a few special guests sitting-in, so please stick around for an after-show drink.
Trumpeter Andy is well known in Bristol both as a performer and as organiser of The Be-Bop Club. Last year his quintet undertook a 14 date national tour with support from Arts Council England to promote their CD Cross My Palm. “A great band with Jim Blomfield on piano and Ben Waghorn on sax, excels” – Phil Johnson, The Independent. “And fabulous it was. Everyone was buzzing after the gig. “Really tight and sensitive playing and interaction… Fantastic… Well up to the national benchmark….The best gig I’ve been to recently….” – Teignmouth Jazz.
Andy is joined in the front-line by long-term collaborator tenor saxophonist Ben Waghorn, who has recently been touring with Slowly Rolling Camera. The fantastic rhythm section is George Cooper on piano, a sensational player who has just been touring with Lack of Afro, double-bass guru Greg Cordez and drummer Matt Jones [Phantom Limb, Helele].