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Andy is a prolific composer and arranger - although his own groups feature him on trumpet he also plays drums to an equal extent, and has performed with many big names in this capacity. Having grown up in Croydon, he took up a place at Bristol University to read Psychology and ended up settling in the city. Over the past 25 years Andy has become well known in Bristol both as a performer and as organiser of weekly jazz venue The Be-Bop Club. He has released several CDs of his music, and appeared on four programmes of BBC Radio’s Jazz Notes during the 1990s. Besides his jazz activities he has played in many other settings, including the albums by Portishead, various theatre productions, TV [Waking the Dead, Cold Lazarus] and the soundtrack of the motion picture "A Good Woman" starring Helen Hunt & Scarlett Johannson. Andy is also well known as a jazz educator, having taught under the banner of Bristol Jazz Workshops for over a decade

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Bristol International Jazz and Blues Festival 2019

Read "Bristol International Jazz and Blues Festival 2019" reviewed by Mike Collins

Bristol International Jazz and Blues Festival Bristol, UK March 22-24, 2019 Pee Wee Ellis is an alternative spelling of 'funk' for many people, but on the last night of Bristol International Jazz and Blues Festival, we got a reminder of his roots deep in jazz. In the full to capacity St. George's ...

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Andy Hague: Coming Of Age

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Almost seven years after the release of his excellent debut album, Cross My Palm (Ooh-Err Records), Bristol-based composer and trumpeter Andy Hague has released his second, equally-fine album, Coming Of Age. Hague, who has been performing for around 25 years, is joined by an experienced and sensitive quartet, saxophonist Ben Waghorn, pianist Jim Blomfield ...

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Jim Blomfield Trio: Wave Forms And Sea Changes

Read "Wave Forms And Sea Changes" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Wave Forms And Sea Changes is the Jim Blomfield Trio's debut, an acoustic piano trio from Bristol in the southwest of England. Pianist/composer Blomfield has been on the scene for some years. Bristol-based since 1991, he's worked with players such as Andy Hague, Kevin Figes and ECM recording artist Andy Sheppard. On this album he's joined ...

Cross My Palm

Label: Ooh-Err Records
Released: 2012
Track listing: Drip Drop; Darkness; The Boss; Tranquil Moment; Cross My Palm; For Kenny Dorham; Green Leaf; Hands Up; Lost and Found; Tranquil Moment (Radio Edit).

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Andy Hague: Cross My Palm

Read "Cross My Palm" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

England's West Country isn't quite as glamorous as America's West Coast, but an innovative music scene has emerged there, especially around the city of Bristol: Massive Attack, Get The Blessing, saxophonist Andy Sheppard, for a start (and singer/songwriter Robert Wyatt was also born in Bristol). Now add Andy Hague to the list. Cross My Palm is ...


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