International Jazz Day 2015

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  • Price: £10
  • Date: Thu, Apr 30, 2015
  • Time: 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
  • Venue: Pump Rooms
  • Location: Leamington Spa
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International Jazz Day is going to be a memorable one in Leamington! Interplay is very proud to be welcoming South African trumpeter extraordinaire Claude Deppa to share the stage. Claude’s fiery and direct style will add dynamic energy and range to Interplay’s already distinctive sound, and Adrian is writing some new arrangements specifically to make the most of his presence in the front line.

Claude came over from South Africa and immediately made an impact. He was a founder member of Jazz Warriors, Courtney Pine’s hugely influential all black big band. He was MD for Julian Bahula’s Jabula Orchestra and Louis Moholo’s Viva La Black, and also worked with Andy Sheppard and Carla Bley for many years. His other credits include appearances with Hermeto Pascoal, Manu Dibango, Tony Allen, Miriam Makeba, Jonas Gwangwa and Chris McGregor.

Claude has also been a long-standing member of the Grand Union Orchestra, the unique multi-cultural jazz orchestra and music education ensemble run by Tony Haynes. Claude and Grand Union worked extensively in Warwickshire schools and colleges during 1988 – 90, which is how he and Adrian first met.

Also on the bill is Three Way Split featuring Ian Hill, Wayne Matthews and David Anderson. This new trio perform original compositions by Ian Hill, merging soul, reggae, jazz, swing and other genres. Ian Hill (saxes, voice) is very well known to Midlands audiences for his melodic and inventive playing. Wayne Matthews is a much-in-demand bassist with a very personal, fluid style, while David Anderson is a highly experienced drummer with credits on both sides of the Atlantic, currently working with The South (formerly the Beautiful South).

Now approaching its fourth year, International Jazz Day is becoming a major milestone in the Jazz Calendar all around the world. It was established by jazz piano supremo Herbie Hancock in his role as UNESCO Cultural Ambassador, and is supported by the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz.

Join us at The Pump Rooms to celebrate this important anniversary and contribute personally to the worldwide appreciation of Jazz.

This is an ‘In The Moment’ production and is generously supported by Warwick District Council.

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