Jazz at Future Inns

John Law Trio
Date: 31st July 2014
Time: 8.30pm onwards
Where: Jazz@FutureInn
Ticket price: £5 per person.Free parking!

John Law, a prize-winning classical prodigy on piano, turned away from classical piano studies to pursue jazz and improvised music when he was 23 and has been involved in, and acclaimed for, his work in a wide variety of contemporary jazz projects: from solo piano concerts and albums through trio and quartet tours and recordings, right through to large scale works for his semi-classical ensemble Cornucopia.

He has played at over fifty festivals worldwide and recorded over thirty albums, working with musicians as diverse as Gwilym Simcock, Andy Sheppard, Jason Rebello, Tim Garland and Evan Parker. John’s main projects currently are his acclaimed trio Congregation, which has toured all over Europe, appearing to stunning audience acclaim in concert halls, clubs and at festivals such as the North Sea jazz Festival (Rotterdam) or the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, at the London Jazz Festival, as well as solo piano projects and his electric project Boink! which combines electric keyboards, guitar, saxophone and drums with electronic music soundscapes and live, interactive visual backdrops.

Tonight he is joined by Greg Cordez on bass and Andy Tween on drums…

“…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

“An interesting and highly gifted maverick musician” Alfred Brendel

“One of this country’s most imaginative young 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


Paulo Adamo Quintet’ Monks Dream’
Date: 7th August 2014
Time: 8.30pm onwards
Where: Jazz@FutureInn
Ticket price: £5 per person.Free parking!
Paolo Adamo quintet present ” Monk’s Dream” Tribute to Thelonious Monk.

Paolo Adamo is the youngest and the newest hot spot of the Bristol’s music scene of the last couple of years. Known for collaborating mainly with the popular Afro-bit band “Mankala”, and for playing with some of the Bristol’s premier jazz musicians.

Along with Nicholas Malcom on trumpet, Nicholas Dover on tenor sax, George Cooper on piano and Pasquale Votino on bass, this fantastic line up will lie down a set of the most beautiful Monk’s compositions.

Paolo Adamo was born in Gubbio (Umbria, Italy) in the March 19th 1992. At the age of 3 left his born city, and went to live with his family in a little village called Mirabello Sannitico (Molise, Italy) where he passed the rest of his youth. Both of his parents are Italian and he has got a younger brother, also percussionist.

Early in childhood showed his interest on the music and his talent and passion for the drums. Got his first drum at 5 years old, he has began to play by himself, growing up and learning behind the grooves of Phil Collins’s music, one of his favorite drummers. At the age of 10 he began to study the jazz music in a school, which makes him closer to a more classic style. Received a lot of awards from his teachers, for his talent and his ability to learn very quickly. Since the age of 14 he started soon to be part of musical projects, doing various gigs all around the country, and playing in Jazz Festival in Europe, like the JazzPuzzle in Belgium, where he participated for 6 consecutive years. Growing up, improved his style and making it more personal, get closer to modern drummers like Steve Smith, Vinnie Colajuta, Mark Guiliana, experimenting new thing. He was considered one of the best young drummer in his city. At 19 years old, once graduated, left the jazz school, continuing to study by himself. The March 15th 2012 he moved in Bristol, where he’s actually involved in many musical projects like Arketta, The Veneer, Arta Arden, Whatflag, Ibou Tall & Jazz Mates.


Molly and the Kings
Date: 14th August 2014
Time: 8.30pm onwards
Where: Jazz@FutureInn
Ticket price: £5 per person.Free parking!

The Molly Miranda King quartet perform interesting, original arrangements of traditional standards and soul classics. Molly’s unique soulful vocals offer the band a fresh and modern feel, giving them a prominent and distinctive sound within the Bristol Jazz scene…’


John Pearce
Date: 21st August 2014
Time: 8.30pm onwards
Where: Jazz@FutureInn
Ticket price: £5 per person.Free parking!

Born in Bristol, John Pearce began learning the violin at the age of seven and has since performed in Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark and Japan as well as at venues in London including the Royal Albert Hall, St. Martin in the Fields and St. Johnís, Smith Square.

He has performed live as a soloist on BBC radio and television and has given world premieres of works by composers such as Sir Richard Rodney Bennett. He regularly appears as a soloist, most recently performing the Beethoven Violin Concerto with the Stroud Symphony Orchestra and gives duo recitals with pianist and composer Motoki Hirai. Festival performances have included the Cheltenham Music Festival, the Bath Festival and the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival.

John had the honour of receiving an award from the Former Parliamentary under Secretary of State for an outstanding contribution to music and was awarded a scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music where he studied with Gyorgy Pauk, later continuing his studies privately with Bela Katona.

He was also part of the Live Music Now scheme that was developed by Yehudi Menuhin as a musical outreach organisation and John continues to give masterclasses and music workshops throughout the country.

His own work as a jazz musician has led him to collaborate with Pete Judge, James Morton, Ian Matthews, Gary Alesbrook and David Newton and he is also looking forward to developing a future duo project with guitarist Alex Hutchings.

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