Jazz at Future Inns

Date: 28th November 2014
Time: 8.30pm onwards
Where: Jazz@FutureInn
Tickets: £5.00/ £3.00 (Students)

Sophie Stockham is an alto saxophonist based in Bristol UK. She has studied with Dennis Rollins, Denys Baptiste, Soweto Kinch, Abram Wilson, and Tomorrow’s Warriors. Sophie has performed at many major venues and festivals across the UK and Europe, and has had regular radio play (BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 6) with her own original projects; Dakhla and Lady Nade. Most recently her band Dakhla was chosen to represent BBC Introducing’s ‘Best of New Jazz’ at the Manchester Jazz Festival, by Gilles Peterson and Jez Nelson (BBC Radio 3 and 4). Her strong signature sound makes impressive use of space and melody.

Drawing influences from Wayne Shorter, Ornette Coleman, David Newman, Stan Getz and John Zorn, Sophie Stockham has put together a brand new band: Sefrial. This inventive new project performs music with an eclectic range of music from The Tin Hat trio, avant-rockist composer John Zorn and post-boogaloo experimentalists Medeski, Martin & Wood. This project features some of Bristols top players including the brilliant Jake McMurchie on tenor sax, Joe Wilkins on guitar, Greg Cordez on bass and Matt Brown on drums.

Old Hat
Date: 4th December 2014
Time: 8.30pm onwards
Where: Jazz@FutureInn
Tickets: £5.00/ £3.00 (Students)

It’s no secret that Jazz at Future Inn, so far, has not been a great friend to Trad Jazz! But that’s about to change because these guys are the real deal, breathing fresh life into the music that has been given a bad rep by numerous bands who have failed to do justice to this wonderful period in jazz history. Old Hat Jazz Band continues the tradition of crafting music with a hot and swinging approach from favourite tunes of the 1920s and 30s. Featuring some of the finest musical talent London has to offer and combining the quintessential sound of the 20s and 30s with originality and characterful musicianship, Old Hat Jazz Band enjoys playing for dancers and listening music lovers wherever they are invited.

“Old Hat’s contagious enthusiasm gives one hope for the future of such music”
-Mike Pointon, Just Jazz Magazine

Thanks so much for playing for us on Saturday. The band was fantastic and really made the evening. Everyone loved you “- H Walsh

GREAT music yesterday – and clearly, hugely enjoyed by the audience. THANK YOU! Several people asked me afterwards; ‘When will they be coming again?’” – Geoff, Underground Theatre Eastbourne.

“thank you to all the band for playing last night. I’ve had a ton of appreciation from all my friends – loved dancing to your stuff. An excellent evening.” – H.W., Swing patrol.

“Thank you so much for a wonderful set at my party on Saturday night. Everybody loved it! It was bang on for the evening and I am so happy that you could play. It created exactly the right mood.” – Ellen

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