Jazz at Future Inns

Date: Thursday, 16th April 2015
Time: From 8.30pm onwards
Venue: Jazz@FutureInn
Tickets: Adults:£5.00. Students: £3.00

Poised Swedish piano, an irrepressibly swinging Italian rhythm section and searing French sax combine to deliver trumpeter David Mowat’s ‘ exceptional compositions’ (The Musician magazine). BEJE also involving Anders Olinder on piano, Pasquale Votino bass, Paolo Adamo drums, Julien Alenda alto sax, is Bristol’s clarion for a polis of the cosmos. It’s a blast in the ear for all who would separate this sceptred isle from the continent. Fresh modern jazz with Balkan, Brazilian Middle Eastern and New Orleans inflections feature in ‘BEJE bites’ their second album launched tonight.’

There’s a lively groove round every corner. The energy of the collective, the fluency of the players are all immediately evident” Listomania

Ear-twisting incisive soloing atop the dynamic group playing of David’s exceptional tunes” (The Musician)

Impressive multi-national line up” Andy Hague

A fine representation of the melting pot that is the contemporary music world” Tony Benjamin

Date: Thursday, 23rd April 2015
Time: From 8.30pm onwards
Venue: Jazz@FutureInn
Tickets: Adults:£5.00. Students: £3.00

EMU (previously known as Kurfuffle) are an exciting and original instrumental quartet who fuse jazz, electronic and groove and dance music with a twist of eastern influences.

“Using the band members’ Eastern European and Mediterranean cultural backgrounds as inspiration, Kurfuffle produces amazing sounds, mixing exotic warbling notes with evocative jazzy overtones. Every piece is varied; one minute it could be slow-paced and dreamy, the next, pounding along with a driving beat.”

Full review here:

Band members:
Sam Lewis – Saxophones
Alan Keary – Electric and double bass
Liviu Gheorghe – Piano and Synths
Alan Taylor – Drums

John Law’s New Congregation
Date: Thursday, 30th April 2015
Time: From 8.30pm onwards
Venue: Jazz@FutureInn
Tickets: Adults:£5.00. Students: £3.00

John Law’s New Congregation, featuring Jake McMurchie, Will Harris, Mark Whitlam

Promoting John’s new, stunning double CD release These Skies In Which We Rust, the quartet will be playing John’s original tunes, compositions that roam freely between different genres and influences, drawing not just on jazz but classical, rock and electronica as well. Compositions that can be both complex and challenging as well as simple, melodic, accessible and hard-hitting. John will also be adapting his music to fit this special new formation, drawing on the vast experience of these three new members, who have themselves forged, over many years touring and recording, their own unique blend of jazz, rock and electronic experimentation.

John Law says: “I’m hoping for an evening of surprises, where my tunes will go completely new ways I never thought of..!”

“One of the UK’s most imaginative and versatile jazz pianists.” International

About the new recording These Skies In Which We Rust:
“…another high-water mark in Law’s career.” All About Jazz 2015.

“…combining the vocabularies of jazz and classical in a singular and seamless way, coalescing improvisational surprise and a deep elegiac musicality…” All About Jazz 2011

“…so full of joy that it can renew your faith not just in jazz, but music itself.” Phil Johnson, Independent on Sunday 2011

“One of this country’s most imaginative pianists” The Times

“When he records for ECM he’ll become a star” Jazzthethik, Germany

“…technical bravura with crystal clear, fast passagework coupled with a sovereign command over everything that is pianistically possible. You wonder if there is actually anything that this pianist cannot do.”Jazz Podium Germany 1997

For the full gig list, please visit Jazz at Future Inn.