Alicia Gardener-Trejo Quintet
• 7th April •
This coming Thursday we have the
Alicia Gardener-Trejo Quintet. Alicia ia a Conservatoire graduate
currently building a reputation as a top class barotone saxophonist.
More news as I get it, but for now here's the blurb from her website:
Alicia Gardener-Trejo has been active on the jazz scene since 2007.
Whilst at Birmingham Conservatoire, she studied with Iain Dixon, Mike
Williams, Hans Koller and John Taylor. She played alongside Gary Smulyan
and Norma Winstone in the Conservatoire Jazz Orchestra and in 2013,
took the baritone chair in Arnie Somogyi's Mingus Big Band project.
Alicia has played with and written
for the Dunnett/Baxter Big Band since its formation in 2011; the band
held a residency at the Yardbird Jazz Club for 3 years until its closure
in 2014. She is the baritonist for the newly formed Birmingham Jazz
Orchestra, as well as large ensembles led by David Ferris and Mark
Pringle. Her own ensembles include a tweleve-piece band 'Bobtail' and
Images in Black and White- a drumless quintet.
Alicia's inspiration as a composer
comes from jazz artists including Duke Ellington, Gil Evans, George
Russell, Gunther Schuller, Bill Frisell and Wayne Horvitz, but also
draws on influences from Igor Stravinsky, Bela Bartok and the music of
Sounds like another exciting first for the Silvershine Club!
FRANK GRIFFITH (US)
with The Stuart Barker Trio - 14th April
Frank Griffith is an American saxophonist with an impeccable pedigree. Whilst living in New York he worked with Ron Carter, Jon Hendricks and Jack McDuff and played lead alto with the Glenn Miller Orchestra for a nationwide tour in 1984. He has also worked with the likes of Buddy Rich and Mel Tormé, the Lionel Hampton Orchestra.
More recently he has been based in the UK and currently works and performs regularly with vocalists, Cleo Laine, Jacqui Dankworth and Tina May amongst others.
He is joined by the Stuart Barker Trio, a rhythm section of Conservatoire graduates.
It really is quite a coup for us to be able to get Frank
Griffith to come and play at the Silvershine Jazz Club, and for
such an affordable price. Be there if you possibly can as it
promises to be a truly great night’s Jazz.
This really is another exciting first for the Silvershine Club!
THE BASEMENT BAND - 21st April
It’s another great night of Big
Band Jazz & Swing at the Silvershine Jazz club, as Steve KIng
brings the fabulous Basement Band back to the club by popular demand.
Originally formed by Andy Hamilton,
The Basement Band gets its name from the fact it originally rehearsed in
a basement studio at the Cannon Hill Arts centre. The band is a
co-operative and engages a Musical Director to rehearse and front the
band on gigs.
For the last twenty five years Steve
King has been that man. The current line-up features returning member,
guitarist Delano Mills who Silvershine regulars know from NotStrictly
The band features the classic
line-up of five saxes, eight brass and rhythm and its library stretches
from the big band sound of the thirties right up to the current big band
Shaine Dorsey &
Friends - 28th
This week we bring you the wonderful
voice of singer, Shaine Dorsey, who will be performing
for us at the Silvershine Jazz Club. Daughter of popular
West Midlands based Jazz & Big Band Swing Singer,
the late Warren Dorsey, Shaine was always a very popular
performer when she joined in on Andy Hamilton's
afternoon gigs at the Drum and the Symphony Hall (above).
Her band will feature Shaine’s
regular piano player Andy Peate as
well as the excellent Malcolm Gibbons on guitar.
Andy Gayle Quartet - 5th May
Andy Gayle is one of the best sax players in
the region. He studied Jazz at Guildhall under the likes
of Jean Toussaint, Pete Churchill, Simon Purcell and
Scott Stroman. He has also worked with some of the best
on the British and international Ska scene, and toured
the USA, Europe and Japan with the Specials, Special
& International Beat, The Skatalites and Jazz
He has even supported Ziggy Marley
and the Melody Makers with the Classical Reggae pioneers
This week the former Tomorrow’s
Warrior will be bringing his dazzling skills to The
Silvershine Jazz Club. Come along and be prepared to be
BLUE NOTES JAM NIGHT - 12th May
It's a Blue Notes Jam Night this week. I don't have the line up as yet, but with the Blue Notes and any guests that turn up with their instruments it should be a good evenings entertainment.
p.s. Don't forget to bring your instrument if you play and you want to join in.
HENRY NEWMAN BAND
feat Janice Williamson (ex-Black Voices) - 19th May
Henry Newman always brings a cracking little band to Bearwood Corks and often drops a few surprises into the line up.
There'll be more news on who's playing as I get it, but just to say, the regular band features Janice Williamson, a top notch vocalist with a big voice . Janice was in the original line up of the acapella Gospel group Black Voices - I've even got a vinyl LP with her on, produced by Basil Gabbidon no less.
ANT LAW TRIO
Art of Rhythm Tour - 26th May
On Thursday 26th May we have a major act at the Silvershine Jazz Club. Guitarist, Ant Law, and his band are playing here as part of their ‘Art Of Rhythm’ UK tour. Ant Law is a British Jazz guitarist who studied at the legendary Berklee College of Music before bursting onto the scene in 2013 with his album Entanglement.
His star has been on the rise since then and we at the Silvershine Jazz Club feel priveleged that he should choose our venue as a stop on his UK tour.
His truly outstanding band also features Matt Ridley on bass and Dave Hamblett on drums (below l&r):
Matt Ridley also came through in 2013 and soon established himself as one of the most versatile, creative and hard-working bass players in the UK. I've heard him described as a ‘monster bass player’ (in the nicest possible sense).
Completing the trio is Dave Hamblett on drums. Dave Hamblett is an exceedingly talented Royal Academician who is fast becoming one of the most talked about musicians on the UK creative music scene, combining his formidable skills as a first call drummer with a “growing reputation as a composer of powerful and original contemporary improvised music”.
This really will be one of the Silvershine gigs of the year.
Ant Law Tickets Available Now
On Thursday 26th May we have a major act at the Silvershine Jazz Club. Guitarist, Ant Law, and his band are playing here as part of their ‘Art Of Rhythm’ UK tour.
Advance tickets are available at https://billetto.co.uk/search…