Jazz at The Bonded Warehouse

Canal Street, Stourbridge. DY8 4LU

 
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Supporting live modern and mainstream jazz with top artistes every month at this historic Stourbridge venue.

 

Presented by Devon Harrison.

 

Spring and Summer programme listing 2019

 

 
Friday February 8 2019 7.45  -  Remi Harris

Remi Harris is one of the UK's brightest up and coming young jazz guitarists. His unique style blends elements from gypsy, swing, jazz, blues, bebop and world music. Remi - named after the second and third notes of the scale - plays an eclectic mix of original compositions, improvisations, jazz standards and new arrangements of music from Django Reinhardt, Jimi Hendrix, Wes Montgomery, Charlie Parker and many more, interspersed with an entertaining commentary about the evolution of jazz guitar styles and the assimilation of the guitar into the field of jazz.  

 
Friday March 8 2019 7.45  -  Simon Spillett Trio

Tenor saxophonist Simon keeps the flame burning for the British hard bop phenomenon that was Tubby Hayes, with his concerts unashamedly full of the music of Tubby. A phenomenal player with a fiery turn of speed, tough talking tone and lyricism aplenty, Simon is the sax player's player. His combination of speed and articulation is amazing; long, improvisatory lines never lost to smeared notes or squawks; and his range of tone colour and command of the instrument's nuances is to the fore in the occasional ballad. An object lesson in what it means for a musician to play powerfully, interspersed with Simon's laconic introductions. With Stuart Barker on bass and Miles Levin on drums.  

 
Friday April 12 2019 7.45  -  Devon Harrison and his All Star band

Born in Kingston, Jamaica and now a resident of Stourbridge, JBW's Devon is one of the most versatile and charismatic jazz singers currently performing in the Midlands today. His rich baritone voice, so easily seductive in popular ballads such as Misty, Body and Soul and My Funny Valentine, also demonstrates controlled power and flexibility in a variety of mid and up tempo Jazz, Blues and Soul Classics. Accompanied by flute and sax virtuoso Casey Greene, Devon and the band feature songs from Gershwin and the Great American Song Book plus one or two of Devon's favourite jazz standards and ballads. With Dave Etheridge on bass, Keith York on drums and Geoff Skillings on piano.  

 
Friday May 10 2019 7.45  -  Chris Gumbley/Al Gurr Duo - Much Ado About Jazz

An evening of jazz with the irrepressible Chris on saxophones and the quiet genius Al on piano, 'Much Ado' is something a bit different, itís a show aimed at people who donít necessarily like jazz Ė as well as those who do! Responding to concertgoers claiming that much jazz is aloof, self-indulgent and lacking in any real melodic content the duo revisits some much-loved (mostly) jazz classics and present them with a lot of energy to get the audience involved and gain an insight into how jazz musicians work onstage. If you add to that a large dose of dry humour youíll hopefully start to get a feel for what the performance is all about.  

 
Friday June 14 2019 7.45  -  Dutch Lewis and his Select Trio

A musician of national stature, the remarkable Dutch Lewis is a multi-instrumentalist (about 20 instruments) whose career goes back over half a century. Settling in Holland and later Germany, as a young musician he worked with many visiting American musicians, including personnel from the great Duke Ellington and Quincy Jones bands (and also acquired the sobriquet Dutch). Having returned to the UK, in the 1990's Dutch embraced his first love and formed his own small jazz bands, leading to Dutch Lewis and his Select Trio. With Dutch on reeds, Dave Etheridge on bass, Keith York on drums and Geoff Skillings on piano.  

 
Friday July 12 2019 7.45  -  Alex Clarke Trio

At just 18 years old, Alex is one of the brightest young jazz players emerging in the UK. Classically trained on piano and migrating to saxes and flute, her jazz influences lean heavily on the sounds of Tubby Hayes, Ben Webster, Sonny Stitt and early Phil Woods. Already a regular face at jazz clubs in the North West and Midlands, Alex works with many local bands as well as leading her own small groups. The trio performs a mixture of mainstream swinging American Songbook standards and bebop tunes, with perhaps an occasional diversion into Alex's other Northern Soul, Ska and prog rock interests. With Tim Amman on piano and Mike Green on bass.  

   

 

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Tickets on the door (unreserved seating) £9.00 adult, £5.00 students/under 16's.

 

Concerts usually finish just after 10 pm, with an interval between sets where tea and coffee will be served (there is no bar available at The Bonded Warehouse) Access to The Bonded Warehouse is via two short flights of stairs and may not be suitable for those with disabilities. Free parking is available alongside the Bonded Warehouse in Canal Street.

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