Doors 7pm, music 7.30pm
Photo credit: Dave Stapleton
Alex Hitchcock – Saxophone
James Copus – Trumpet
Lewis Wright – Vibraphone
Kit Downes – Piano
Conor Chaplin – Double Bass
Marc Michel – Drums
‘When you applaud for the different passages your hands go right over the records, so when they play them over and over you may be some place and say that’s my hands all over that record that I dug down at Birdland’ – Pee Wee Marquette
Ivor Novello-nominated saxophonist and composer Alex Hitchcock leads three one-night-only ensembles in a LIVE ALBUM RECORDING for a second instalment of his Dream Band series (‘ambitious and stunningly realised… a triumph’ – Jazz Views).
Critically acclaimed releases as leader on Fresh Sound New Talent and Edition Records, as well as innovative collaborations with a wide range of luminary peers, have confirmed a growing international reputation for Hitchcock as an instigator and catalyst for captivating musical encounters that ‘continually push the envelope a little further’ (Jazzmania BE).
Tickets are available on a ‘pay what you can afford’ basis – proceeds will support the production of an album that takes shape over three nights in front of a live audience, featuring visionary talents from the UK scene and further afield.
‘An incredible saxophonist, with something very unique and original to say’
Walter Smith III
‘Ridiculous technique and harmonic proficiency combined with progressive creativity that sees him leading the charge in terms of new jazz music being created in the UK’
Linley Hamilton, BBC Jazz World
‘One of the important voices for the future of English jazz… a composer who creates wonderful foundations for his fellow musicians’