The NYJO London Jazz Jam is an excellent chance for any young musician to come along with their instrument and test their chops. This Sunday will be the last NYJO London Jazz Jam this year!
On December 7th we have the brilliant trumpeter Nick Smart bringing an all-star quartet to the Foyles stage. Nick’s versatility as a trumpet player has allowed him to perform alongside many international jazz stars including George Russell, Bob Brookmeyer, John Hollenbeck, the New York Voices, Mike Gibbs and Dave Douglas, as well as most of the leading names on the UK jazz scene. Amongst other things Nick is currently a member of the Kenny Wheeler Big Band, in a new quartet from saxophonist Stan Sulzmann and just recorded for the new album of vocalist Christine Tobin in her interpretations of Leonard Cohen songs. As an acclaimed Music Director of large ensembles, Nick conducts the Stan Sulzmann Big Band (Neon Orchestra) and the Troyka large ensemble “Troykestra”. He performs internationally as the regular soloist with the James Taylor Quartet. Joining him is Liam Noble on piano, Dave Whitford on bass and Paul Clarvis on the drums.
As always it’s free for all and 20% off in Ray’s Jazz for all performers!
This Sunday, 7th December, 1-3pm at Foyles Auditorium (top floor), 107 Charing Cross Road, WC2H 0DT – Leicester Square and Tottenham Court Road Tube.