Tuesday 5th October 2021 - 8:00 pm
Music Charge: £14.00
An Award-winning musician Martin Speake has been at the forefront of the UK jazz scene since the mid 80's. His projects are many and diverse and include personal interpretations of the music of Charlie Parker, free improvising, playing standards with his quartet and Indian music with Dharambir Singh and Sarvar Sabri. He has recorded 23 cds under his own name, including the internationally acclaimed ECM release "Change Of Heart" with Paul Motian, Bobo Stenson and Mick Hutton and includes work with the likes of Ethan Iverson (The Bad Plus), Loose Tubes, Stan Tracey, Django Bates, The Style Council and Airto Moreira on a massive cv. Martin is also a committed jazz educator, teaching at Trinity Laban Conservatoire, the Royal Academy of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Tonight Martin will be performing music from the Lennie Tristano/Lee Konitz/Warne March canon featuring his quintet with special guest Alyson Cawley-tenor sax. This gig is being dedicated to the memory of the great UK bass player Peter Ind who worked extensively with all three of these seminal figures and who sadly passed away recently at the age of 93.
“Speake…one of the most original…jazz saxophonists on the British scene” Time Out; "Speake is one of the most interesting and rewarding alto saxophonists now playing jazz on any continent’"Jazz Times