Empirical - St Ives Jazz Club - Tuesday 22nd September
St Ives Jazz Club are staging two gigs during the festival -
as usual on Tuesday evenings at The Western Hotel.
On Tuesday 15th September - Partisans.
'Partisans continues to thrill audiences with its ferociously energetic performances.'
'With its tightly knit themes and a great freedom coming from the years of playing and gigging together their visceral, groovebased sound combines bop lines with rock riffs and flowing melodies, bridging the gap between New York swing, UK rock energy and the US jam-band scene.'
'One of the first of the new wave of UK jazz bands to be influenced as much by Jimi Hendrix as by Miles Davis or Sonny Rollins.'
On Tuesday 22nd September - Empirical.
Empirical scooped the title of Jazz Ensemble Of The Year at the 2008 Parliamentary Jazz Awards.The line-up's front-line features two of the UK's brightest hopes for the future. Trumpeter Jay Phelps and alto saxophonist Nathaniel Facey are both acrobatic solo displayers, cutting and fiery, and certainly not afraid of extended bouts of self-expression.
This is a great night out - cabaret style seating, drinks at regular pub prices, quality sound system and a friendly relaxed atmosphere.
For both gigs doors open at 8.00 - get there early for the best seats.
Music starts at 9.00, two sets running until around 11.30.
Tickets are £6.00 for Jazz Club members, £10.00 for non-members.
Available from St Ives Tourist Information at The Guildhall:
Outside the festival -
the club stage gigs every Tuesday night at The Western Hotel.
Its run by an enthusiastic bunch of unpaid volunteers and on a not for profit basis.
They've been "keeping it live" in St Ives for more than ten years.
So they deserve your support - be there!