25th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF THE 606 CLUB AT LOTS ROAD
OVER 40 BANDS IN TWELVE DAYS
MAY 22 - JUNE 2
...and thanks to OUR EVENT PARTNERS
"Yamaha congratulates the 606 Club on their 25th year in producing some of the best live jazz from across the world. We value our longstanding relationship with the 606 and the opportunity to enable so many great musicians and jazz artists to perform using the club’s cherished Yamaha S6 Grand Piano."
"25 years and still going strong. Another 25 and you will catch up with us!! Good luck and have a great Festival"- Charlie Watts
JOHN CRITCHINSON, DAVE CLIFF, ALEC DANKWORTH/
TUESDAY MAY 28| 7:45pm |£12
7:45pm “TRIO” featuring JOHN CRITCHINSON, DAVE CLIFF, ALEC DANKWORTH John Critchinson was Ronnie Scott’s pianist for more than 12 years, and his strong, swinging, hard-bop piano playing has graced many a fine gig. One of the most established and highly regarded pianists on the scene, John’s high energy, driving, Jazz trio playing is legendary. His jokes are great too! Dave Cliff is generally considered to be one of the finest straight ahead guitarists in Europe. He has accompanied many visiting artists, the great American tenor player Scott Hamilton going on record saying that Dave was one of the finest jazz guitarists he had ever worked with. Alec Dankworth is a terrific musician who first came to prominence with his father, John, but has since gone on to become one of the most respected acoustic bass players on the scene today, including a lengthy stint with the band of Jazz icon Dave Brubeck.
“John Critchinson...one of Britain's finest jazz pianists” Guardian
8:45pm ADAM GLASSER feat CARL ORR, ROBIN ASPLAND, STEVE WATTS, FRANK TONTOH. When Adam first performed at Lots Road in 1988 he was a fluent and impressive Jazz pianist leaning towards the “township” feel of his South African background. However, in more recent years, as well as continuing and growing his piano playing, he has re-invented himself as one of this country’s leading Jazz chromatic harmonica players. And just in case you think of the harmonica as the thing that wild-eyed musicians beat into submission on blues gigs, then you must check out this gig. Adam’s playing on harmonica is fluent, subtle and constantly inventive. He won the Best Contemporary Jazz Album award at the 2010 South African Music Awards with his wonderful album Free at First and has recently released another great album “Mzansi” in Europe, Africa and the US. His playing has been featured on innumerable gigs and sessions in various genres, including with Joe Zawinul, Sting, The Eurythmics, BBC Concert Orchestra, London Philharmonica Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra and Incognito. Tonight Adam has put together a fantastic band featuring many of the musicians who performed here in those early days, including the brilliant pianist Robin Aspland (Van Morrison), guitarist Carl Orr (Billy Cobham), bass player Steve Watts (Iain Ballamy) and drummer Frank Tontoh (Amy Winehouse).
"Adam Glasser.. has brought a truly unique voice and idiom to the constantly evolving language of jazz.... a challenge to equal for sheer scope of virtuosity, musicality and surprise" AllAboutJazz
10:00pm DEREK NASH QUARTET. An award-winning saxophonist, Derek is perhaps best known as one of the featured saxophonists with the Jules Holland Band as well as leader of the enormously successful “Sax Appeal”. An experienced musician of many years standing his muscular, fluent, modern Jazz playing has been recognised with a number of awards, including “Best Jazz Ensemble” and “Best Jazz CD” as well as being voted one of the top 5 saxophonists in the country. And if all that wasn’t enough he is also highly regarded as a recording engineer and producer.
“..bravura display of contemporary saxophone” The Observer