Thursday 8th August 2019 - 8:30 pm
Music Charge: £12.00
“"Lockheart is a consummate saxophonist and an original and versatile composer"”
The Rough Guide to Jazz
Mark Lockheart is a multi award-winning tenor sax player who first made his name working with seminal band Loose Tubes in the eighties, and whose mastery of modern jazz has kept him at the forefront of the music ever since. Co-founder of the universally regarded “The Perfect Houseplants” Mark has toured and recorded with Django Bates, Mike Gibbs, Mark Anthony Turnage and his own 11 piece “Scratch Band” as well as Seb Rochford’s highly acclaimed “Polar Bear”. A former Peter Whittingham Award winner his album "Ellington In Anticipation" was the MOJO Album of the Year 2014 and to add further glitter to an already stellar CV in 2016 he was named Jazz FM’s “Instrumentalist of the Year”. Most recently Mark has just completed a major jazz/orchestral work titled "Days on Earth" for jazz sextet and 30-piece orchestra, released on Edition Records in January 2019. And if all that wasn't enough he is also a highly respected educator, writer and arranger. Tonight Mark will be appearing with his brilliant quartet, featuring Award-winning trumpeter Chris Batchelor (Loose Tubes, Michael Brecker), Steve Watts (Django Bates) on bass and Corrie Dick (Jacob Collier) on drums, performing music that he describes as "exploring classic jazz standards as well as re-workings of Rollins and Monk". A fabulous gig from a world-class performer.
"Lockheart is a consummate saxophonist and an original and versatile composer" The Rough Guide to Jazz; “inspired and imaginative” The Times; “compelling” Guardian