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Created and led by Tara Franks
For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s)
This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes.
Yoga classes are available Tuesday mornings and Thursday lunchtimes. If you fancy taking time out to relax and revitalise during your day, why not come and try out a session?
Indigo Kid is a project that guitarist / composer Dan Messore has run for three years, which came out of his collaboration with saxophonist / composer Iain Bellamy. The result was the birth of 'Indio Kid' based on Iain's view of Dan as a little feral and a bit of a country boy. For their first album 'Indigo Kid' (babel) 2012, they were joined by Tim Harries (bass) and Gethin Jones (drums). Recently Dan has been recording 'Indio Kid II' with a new line up: Martin France (drums), Tim Harries (electric bass) and Trish Clowes (sax). Indio Kid will hit the road on a Jazz Services tour between May 16-27 with the Vortex marking the end of the tour.
As someone who has inherited and absorbed a diverse range of music, Messore's first album drew on the sensitive side of post-contemporary fusion where Pat Metheny meets Kurt Rosenwinkel; the rich folk traditions of John Fahey and the recently departed Bert Jansch. Not forgetting the open chords of Led Zeppelin, as on Dan's composition 'Mr Lepard'. But jazz is central, with hints of Bill Frisell's Americana on the tender 'Pages to a Friend', and a beautifully intimate rendition of the Gershwins' 'The Man I Love', while jazz fans' hearts are certain to melt to Messore's bossa-like 'New Man New Place' with Ballamy improvising in sumptuous Stan Getz-like mood.
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The Vortex Jazz Club
Live Jazz Award winner in the
2013 Parliamentary Jazz Awards
Mon, 27 May
Dan Messore's Indigo Kid