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Jazz Festival: Conference Of The Trees

Jazz Festival: Conference Of The Trees

In 2015, Terry Pack, bass player with The Enid,
invited a group of friends to the Verdict Jazz Club in Brighton to play through
two charts he had written for an imagined jazz orchestra. The group grew
larger, more music was written, and Trees was formed. At this stage
there were more than 30 musicians in the ensemble. Trees performed at the
Verdict Jazz Club and at The Brunswick in Brighton that year and went on to
record two critically well reviewed albums and performed at a number of venues
including Ropetackle and the Love Supreme Festival twice. The size of the band
precluded it playing at smaller venues so a smaller version, Bonsai, was
formed which has also played at jazz clubs and Love Supreme.

Over time, Trees has included about 80 highly talented musicians. Trees brought together musicians from different backgrounds with different experiences, and friendships were formed. As a consequence, new groups of very different complexions were formed.

This festival is a celebration of what is a massive achievement. All of the bands playing at Conference Of The Trees have an important association with Terry Pack’s Trees. Bands will be playing music from Charlie Mingus, Joni Mitchell, Sting, Carol King, Brad Melhdau, Tom Waits, Ennio Morricone and, of course many original compositions.

After a long hiatus, caused by COVID-19, it is time to enjoy
making some fabulous music together again.

Afternoon session line-up:
1pm: GIN Trio (free foyer performance)
2pm: Blue Calluna (auditorium, ticketed)
3pm: Terry Pack, Jos Peach, MiloFell (free foyer performance)
4pm: Mingus Underground (auditorium, ticketed)

Evening session line-up:
6pm: Butxaca (free foyer performance)
7.15pm: Bonsai (auditorium, ticketed)
8.30pm: Court and Spark (free foyer performance)
9.45pm: The Cloggz (auditorium, ticketed)

Foyer performances are free. Auditorium performances are
ticketed. There are two ticketed sessions: Afternoon 2-5pm, and Evening
7-10.30pm.

Tickets are £25 per session, or £40 for both (must be
booked in the same transaction, discount will apply automatically in cart).

Jazz, festival

Saturday 22nd January 2022 - Saturday 22nd January 2022 Starts 13:00PM


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