Simon Purcell Quartet
Entry Requirements: All welcome
An evening of contemporary jazz with the Simon Purcell Quartet.
“Simon Purcell.…gifted contemporary jazz pianist” (Time Out)
Featuring: Julian Siegel - saxophone (Kenny Wheeler, Andrew Hill, Hermeto Pascoal, Mike Gibbs, Django Bates, John McLaughlin, John Taylor et al); Oli Hayhurst - bass (Pharaoah Sanders, Zoe Rahman, Pete Wareham Julian Siegel et al); Will Glaser - drums (Liam Noble, Soweto Kinch, Cleo Laine, Josephine Davies et al); Simon Purcell - piano (see www.simonpurcell.com/about).
Pianist Simon Purcell has performance credits as leader and sideman dating back to the mid 80’s, including appearances with the likes of Red Rodney, Kenny Wheeler, Eddie Henderson and Jean Toussaint. During the late 80’s and early 90’s his fluent and inventive playing could be heard with a wide variety of artists as well as his own bands, which have included the likes of UK artists Julian Arguelles, Christine Tobin and Steve Watts. In addition to being a performer of some skill and invention, Simon is also a well established and highly respected educator. Between 1987 and 2005 he was professor of jazz piano at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and was appointed Head of Jazz at Trinity Laban Conservatoire in September 2005 (retiring from that position late last year) and in 2006 received the prestigious Parliamentary Jazz Award for Jazz Educationalist of the Year.
Doors 7pm, Music from 8pm.
A pre-show menu is available from 6.30pm, if you'd like to reserve a table, please email email@example.com with your arrival time, group size and preferred menu choices.