Derek Nash's Sax Appeal Quartet
Saturday 6th August 2022 - 9:00 pm
Music Charge: £18.00
“…bravura display of contemporary saxophone”
Saxophonist Derek Nash is perhaps best known as one of the featured saxophonists with the Jools Holland Band, leader of the enormously successful “Sax Appeal” and co-leader of the funk/groove outfit “Protect the Beat”. An experienced musician of many years standing his muscular, fluent, modern jazz playing has been recognised with numerous awards, including “Best Jazz Ensemble” and “Best Jazz CD” as well as being voted one of the top 5 saxophonists in the country. Derek’s latest recording with his Acoustic Quartet, “You’ve Got to Dig it to Dig it, you Dig?” is garnering avid, five-star reviews, as well as airplay on Jamie Cullum’s BBC Radio 2 programme. Derek also co-leads, along with singer Noel McCalla, the tremendously successful celebration of the music of Stevie Wonder, 'Some Kinda' Wonderful'. And if all that wasn’t enough he is also highly regarded as a recording engineer, producer and arranger, with a client list that includes Annie Lennox, Alison Moyet, Lulu, Kylie Minogue, David Sanborn and Martha Reeves. Tonight Derek is bringing his great, swinging, rhythm section to the Club that features Graham Harvey (Stacey Kent, Harvey/O'Higgins Project)-piano, Phil Scragg (Robert Plant)-bass and Mike Bradley (Natalie Cole, Rick Astley)-drums. Terrific musician, terrific band, terrific gig this.
“…bravura display of contemporary saxophone” The Observer; “...breathtaking” Sunday Times; “From smooth cool to groovy funk, to ingeniously recast standards…the music fizzes with energy…*****” Observer