Jazz at Future Inns

Blue NoteSound Blue Note
Date: 28th August 2014
Time: 8.30pm onwards
Where: Jazz@FutureInn
Ticket price: £5 per person.Free parking!
If you’re a fan of the classic Blue Note sound; that period from the mid 1950’s to early 1960’s then this gig is for you. Playing the classic compositions of Sonny Clark; Woody Shaw; Tina Brooks:Wayne Shorter; and Freddie Hubbard, The Sound Of Blue Note bring that vibrant sound back much as it would have been heard in it’s time. The band focus on playing the music as it was originally played and recorded rather than arranged or modernised.

The band launched their first cd “Outside In”, at the Pizza Express,
with Mark Nightingale as special guest, and have since played across the UK at places such as The Bull’s Head, Barnes, Boisdale’s on Canary Wharf, as well as many other venues and festivals. They recently opened swanage jazz festival with Alan Barnes as special guest, playing to a packed house.

Terry Quinney Tenor Sax

Andy Urquart Trumpet

Guy Gardner Piano

Pete Maxfield Bass

Dave Mayne Drums

‘The Sound Of BlueNote takes its lead from the greatest jazz recordings on the iconic jazz label. However, this is no slavish copy! The band perform gems from a treasure trove of originals from the likes of Freddie Hubbard, Hank Mobley, Lee Morgan and others but retains an
identity, impressively, of its own. Slick ensemble passages alternate with inspired solos to bring this exceptional material very much to life! This may be a celebration of a golden musical age but in a modern and very relevant context.’ – Alan Barnes

‘I’m always pleased to get a call to play with the Sound of Blue Note.
The guys play with energy & commitment & the audiences always seem to
love the music!’ – Mark Nightingale

‘it was great, can’t wait to do it again’ – Gilad Atzmon


David Newton
Date: 4th September 2014
Time: 8.30pm onwards
Where: Jazz@FutureInn
Ticket price: £5 per person.Free parking!
Growing up in Renfrewshire, Scotland, Newton had a musical upbringing with the piano trio sound of Peterson, Tatum or Garner an ever-present feature in the Newton household. After graduating from Leeds College of Music in 1979 David Newton freelanced around Yorkshire and eventually became a resident musician at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough for two and a half years. A move to Edinburgh followed where theatre work using local musicians quickly led to an established position on the Scottish jazz scene but after some four years there, his old roommate from college, Alan Barnes, persuaded him to move to London where he rapidly became a much sought after pianist teaming up with Barnes, guitarist Martin Taylor and saxophonist Don Weller.

Newton’s recording career had begun in 1985 with Buddy De Franco and Martin Taylor and his first solo album was released in ’88 in association with producer Elliot Meadow who oversaw the next nine years of recording for Linn Records followed by Candid Records. Once again, in 1997, David Newton and Alan Barnes teamed up and together with Concorde Label agent Barry Hatcher, made four CDs for that label. By 2003, Newton had learned a great deal of the ways a record company operated and he set up a business partnership with former pupil Mike Daymond and they established “Brightnewday Records” initially as a vehicle for Newton’s own music but with an eye to opening up the catalogue to other artists later on.

In the first five years of the nineties, Newton’s reputation as an exquisite accompanist for a singer, spread rather rapidly and by ’95 he was regularly working with Carol Kidd, Marion Montgomery, Tina May, Annie Ross, Claire Martin and of course Stacey Kent, with whom he spent the next ten years recording and travelling all over the world. While all this was going on, Newton was composing music which he would record on his own CDs as well as writing specifically for Martin Taylor, Alan Barnes, Tina May or Claire Martin and Newton’s music can now be heard on many television productions, especially in the United States where over twenty TV movies benefit from Newton’s haunting themes. In 2003, after a twenty year gap, David Newton was reunited with playwright Alan Aykbourn having been involved with eight world premiers in Scarborough and London back in the early eighties, and he was asked to write the music for two new productions, ‘Sugar Daddies’ and ‘Drowning on Dry Land’. Currently, with the release of a new CD called “Portrait of a Woman”, on the ‘Brightnewday’ label, David Newton is relishing the musical freedom of his Trio and the special sound it makes whilst working on two other new recording projects, as an arranger and a composer.

David Newton has been voted best Jazz Pianist in the British Jazz awards for the tenth time in 2011 and was made a Fellow of Leeds College of Music in 2003.


Dan Moore Trio
Date: 11th September 2014
Time: 8.30pm onwards
Where: Jazz@FutureInn
Dan Moore has been playing piano and assorted keyboard instruments for 19 years. His credits include writing and producing for Tom Jones and Will Young as well as performing with many different artists including Pee Wee Ellis, Fred Wesley, Andy Sheppard, Percy Sledge, The Herbaliser, Nostalgia 77, James Morton and Will Gregory’s Moog Ensemble.

His trio includes Greg Cordez (double bass) and Matt Brown (drums). Dan will be using the Fender Rhodes as his instrument of choice for this evening. This promises to be an amazing evening of funky and soulful jazz.


The Duvall Project
Date: 18th September 2014
Time: 8.30pm onwards
Where: Jazz@FutureInn
‘The Duval Project with their neo-soul sound will be playing Future Inns this thursday. Armed with their E.P mixed by grammy award winning sound engineer Russell Elevado, they will be performing with a live string section consisting of Violin virtuoso John Pearce, Elizabeth Westcott and the amazing Alison Gillies on Cello. With such gigs as jazz cafe and pizza express under their belt and future gigs at the 606, this gig is going to be one not to miss.’

The Duval Project is Gary Alesbrook, Marie Lister, Andy Nowak, Danny Cox and Richie Blake.Gary has played the session circuit with some of the world’s best known artists and is also to be heard on many a film soundtrack. He plays on Kasabian’s album, Velociraptor, and has toured and performed with the group on the highly acclaimed, West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum. Gary also appears on Noel Gallagher’s solo project “High Flying Birds and has accompanied KT Tunstall and Tom Jones as well as the Scissor Sisters, Raphael Saadiq, Super Furry Animals and India Arie.

Gary’s soundtrack credits include “London Boulevard” starring Colin Farrell and Keira Knightley, and he has also performed on ”Later with Jools Holland”, and at the Mercury and Brit Awards.

Heavily in demand, trumpeter Gary Alesbrook’s own music ranges from Chet Baker inspired West Coast jazz to the cool and sophisticated R n B of Lynden David Hall while embracing as much funk as it’s possible to get.

The Duval Project is a most welcome reincarnation of the ‘Backyard’ project which was, and still is, inspired by funky grooves, soulful singing and virtuoso soloing. The vocals are provided this time by the wonderful Marie Lister with backing from Richie Blake – Bass, Danny Cox – Drums and Andy Nowak – Keys. Gary is also bringing a three piece string section with him this time…

This promises to be an amazing evening of music….


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