Saturday 10th July 2021 - 9:00 pm
Music Charge: £16.00
PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT IS ALSO AVAILABLE AS A LIVE STREAM
First noticed for his dazzling flute playing, Gareth Lockrane has since built an impressive reputation as a composer, arranger and bandleader. As a flautist, he was recognised as a “Rising Star” by Downbeat Magazine and demonstrated those talents as a key member of Bheki Mseleku’s band, along with extensive work with the James Taylor Quartet & Phil Robson's IMS Quintet featuring Mark Turner on a sparkling CV. Subsequently, his brilliant writing and arranging skills were showcased with his soul/jazz band ‘Grooveyard’, winning multiple awards including the Parliamentary Jazz Award for Best Album for their second record, while their third, “The Strut” was MOJO Magazine’s Album of the Year. Lately Gareth’s been well-known at the Club for leading his celebrated Big Band, but for this show he’s bringing his fabulous quartet to the Six, performing a mixture of Gareth's own compositions, standards and some tunes by Bheki Mseleku, Thelonious Monk, Cedar Walton among others ("it’ll be a blow essentially! ") Joining Gareth on the stand are three of the finest players around, all stars in their own right: keyboardist Ross Stanley, bassist Sam Burgess and drummer Shane Forbes, who between them have worked with the likes of Wynton Marsalis, Nigel Kennedy, Gregory Porter, US 3, Simply Red, Empirical, Soweto Kinch and many more. This is truly a supergroup performing exciting music of exceptional quality.
“Lockrane’s flute work is exceptional, combining a relaxed fluidity with an acute adventurousness…very special indeed” Jazzwise; “...brilliant” Observer; “...breathtaking…dazzling” AllAboutJazz; “Britain’s top exponent [of the flute] is Gareth Lockrane, whose hip ideas and easy fluency recall the great Tubby Hayes” Evening Standard