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by Martin Longley
Morcheeba The New Adelphi Club Hull, England January 29, 2020 As part of Independent Venue Week, the Adelphi presented a few shows from higher profile acts, clustered into a week of condensed action. Morcheeba, the prime trip-hop band who have another period of increased (rescheduled) touring activity looming, ...
Submotion Orchestra are a seven piece band formed in 2009 in Leeds, UK. They are influenced by dubstep, soul, ambient electronica, jazz and dub. Their debut EP Finest Hour was released on Ranking Records. They have performed all over the UK and Europe including Festival shows at The Big Chill, Latitude, Outlook and Bestival, and in Thailand at Wonderfruit. They have since released five full-length albums - Finest Hour (2011), Fragments (2012), Alium (2014), Colour Theory (2016), Kites (2018) - and two EPs - 1968 (2013) and III (2015).
Gabrielle Russell is a newcomer vocalist to the Jazz scene, playing with Norwich based quintet Contour in 2014 - 15, she relocated to Yorkshire in 2016 and is seeking to form a new band.
Current projects - Moonlight Serenade Orchestra UK, Give a Little Love Orchestra, 5,6.7 Pieces of Silver (playing the music of Horrace Silver. Fixer of the Huddersfield Head of Steam Jazz Wednesday and co fixer of Kennedy's Jazz Bar, York. Extensive teaching (home studio).
BIO I released my debut album SEASONS OF LOVE in 2012 and I was totally thrilled with the hugely positive response it got, including plays on BBC Introducing and great reviews in Jazz Journal and Jazzwise. I toured the album around the country from Callander Jazz and Blues Festival, Marsden Jazz Festival and Pizza Express, The Pheasantry and had a really great time, with some great live reviews. Now, here we are, 6 years later and I’m releasing my second album, Jazz Just Wants To Have Fun (JJWTHF). It’s a little different…but before I tell you about it, here’s a little bit about myself… BACKGROUND I’m a Yorkshire Lass, with Irish roots
Performing over 250 gigs a year, John Marley is one of the busiest and most in demand bass players in the UK. Since graduating from the BA (HONS) Degree in Jazz Studies at Leeds College of Music , he has worked with some of the biggest names in British and International jazz such as Julian Siegel, Stu Mccallum (Cinematic Orchestra), Kit Downes, Dennis Rollins, Alex Munk, Eddie Hick, Jamil Sheriff and Joel Purnell. John is a regular member of many bands including the Kate Peters Septet, The Hitmen and Songs of the Riding's which is led by the award winning saxophonist, Matt Anderson. He is also a respected teacher and arranger, having done arrangements for many bands and musicians across the country
Born in North Yorkshire in 1989, Matt has been playing the saxophone since the age of 13. In 2007 he moved to Leeds to study on the BA (Hons) Jazz course at Leeds College of Music, graduating in 2010 with First Class Honours and also receiving the Sam Hood Rosebowl for Outstanding Performance (Jazz). He now performs with and composes for various projects around the UK, notably the Matt Anderson Quartet, his new ‘Songs of the Ridings’ project commissioned by Creative North Yorkshire, the Tobie Carpenter / Matt Anderson Quartet, Tesseract, and Matt Roberts’ Tribute to Miles Davis. Matt is a member of Jazz Yorkshire’s Futures scheme, and was awarded ‘Young Musician of the Year’ in the Jazz Yorkshire Awards 2010.
The James Hamilton Jazz Orchestra was set up to play original compositions by award winning Leeds based composer James Hamilton. It started with a one off demo recording date in June 2007, the following summer they performed at 7 Arts in support of the Sleaze Orchestra and were then featured in the Leeds College of Music Autumn concert program (3rd December 2009). In May 2010 the Orchestra released their first album "The Causeway Suite" which consequently went on to win a 2010 British Composers Award and two Jazz Yorkshire awards for composer/arranger and big band of the year. Musicians are drawn from the Yorkshire area and many are LCM alumi. The Causeway Suite is available here http://jameshamiltonjazzorchestra.bandcamp.com
Jazz pianist Wayne Pollock studied at Leeds College of Music where he found his love for improvisation and developed his skills of harmony and composition. Among his many musical influences, Wayne cites Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea as having a dramatic effect on his playing. Musically Wayne's first love is playing live and as well as gigging extensively up and down the UK, he has also played at some of Europe's premier jazz festivals. Wayne’s skill in composition crosses many musical boundaries. As well as his Jazz trio, Wayne also writes for his other band Brothers on the Slide who’s debut album “Try” will soon be released by GLP
Russell van den Berg is an award winning British Saxophonist based in London. He is as comfortable surrounded by the likes of Kenny Wheeler, to being a regular featured soloist in UK Contemporary Big Bands or Large Ensembles. With a growing discography, including four solo albums and many as a sideman, he also continues to lead his own evolving regular groups. “Centre-Line” is his main focal group and co-lead venture with drummer Darren Altman. As well as being a foremost respected professor in the UK’s leading Jazz institute (Trinity College of Music, where he lectures and coaches), he’s also a composer and arranger and has acquired several commissions and awards. Russell has acquired many accolades of the years from critics, as well as his peers and those he continues to look up to;