We present a wide range of music from mainstream through Bebop to adventurous contemporary jazz.
Artists appearing are the best available groups, usually active on London's jazz scene, and American and European musicians when available. Young emerging bands are regularly featured and groups presented are normally regular working bands rather than soloists plus rhythm sections.
Gigs are usually held once a month upstairs in the concert room which comfortably holds 200 people. Visit www.jazzcov.co.uk for more information on upcoming gigs.
Thursday May 16th 8.00pm
Henry Lowther’s Still Waters was born out a long association and friendship, going back forty years, between Henry and bassist Dave Green. They both felt that the time had arrived to play the music of their choice, together with some of the finest jazz musicians working in Britain today. As a result Still Waters is now one of the most accomplished, tightly ensembled and creative bands around. Although a classic quintet of two front line and rhythm, Still Waters plays radical and original music, ranging from gentle, quietly pastoral and melodic music, reflecting the band’s name, through to dynamic, free improvisation.
“Meltingly attractive solos, startling originality.” Chris Parker, Vortex review.
Henry Lowther - trumpet
Pete Hurt - saxophone
Barry Green - piano
Dave Green - bass
Paul Clarvis - drums
See more at: http://www.henrylowther.com
Tickets £12, students £6
Thursday June 20th 8.00pm
This all star group brings together his recent two projects: ONE (winner of Jazzwise CD of the Year in 2016)
and Weather Walker - which also had several five star reviews.
Playing music from both of these albums, Grammy winner Garland, who was often Chick Corea’s side man of choice over an eighteen year period, shows his international pedigree in a set that balances power and lyricism, sophisticated grooves and harmonic beauty, in equal measure.
Band leaders in their own right, Tim is joined by
Jason Rebello - piano
Ant Law - guitar
Yuri Goloubev - bass
Asaf Sirkis - drums
“Absolutely essential listening” - FIVE STARS BBC Music Magazine (for Weather Walker)
“His level of genius is rare” - Chick Corea
See more about Tim Garland at: https://www.timgarland.com/Tickets £12, students £6
For more detail of all Jazz Coventry gigs visit: www.jazzcov.co.uk
For booking in advance contact Neil McGowan on 07811 203727 or firstname.lastname@example.org