New Generation Jazz Festival: Alex Hitchcock’s Dream Band and Binker Golding Quintet
8pm Alex Hitchcock’s Dream Band
London-born saxophonist Alex Hitchcock is regarded as one of the UK’s most virtuosic young jazz musicians. His quintet’s critically acclaimed 2018 debut was described by All About Jazz as ‘an exquisitely subtle collection of tunes… the clearest indicator to date of the stratospheric trajectory on which this super-talented quintet is indubitably heading’. Their increasingly burgeoning reputation on the international jazz stage was confirmed by a major prize at the 2018 Umbria Jazz Festival. He’ll be appearing with his new seven-piece Dream Band project featuring vocalist Midori Jaeger and other special guests. Expect truly original, soul-searing performances from world-class players.
9.30pm Binker Golding Quintet
Binker is an award-winning jazz saxophonist, composer, and bandleader based in England. In addition to his own solo recordings and with drummer Moses Boyd in Binker and Moses, he’s played on recordings by Sarah Tandy, Zara McFarlane, Ashley Henry, and Joy Ellis. He is the musical director of the celebrated Tomorrow’s Warriors Youth Orchestra and has composed concert repertoire for and conducted the Nu Civilization Orchestra. He makes a special debut festival performance with his new quintet. Expect thrilling contemporary acoustic jazz delivered with a contemporary swagger.
New Generation Jazz Festival Weekender: 4-6 Feb 2021 (Weekender ticket just £36!*)
A three-day festival of concerts and workshops by the UK’s most exciting up and coming UK Jazz artists, presented by New Generation Jazz.
With the new generation of young jazz artists scooping up Mercury nominations, nationwide radio play, and major festival appearances, new jazz in the UK has never been in a more exciting place than it is in 2022. New Generation Jazz and Ropetackle have teamed up to bring you a festival featuring three days of concerts from the scene’s most exciting emerging artists, with support from our own communities of young players, and a feast of workshops and interactive events to get you involved in the new generation!
* SEE ALL THREE NEW GENERATION JAZZ EVENTS FOR JUST £36! Select tickets for each event as normal – the discount will be applied automatically at the checkout.
Sunday 6th February 2022 - Starts 8pm
TICKET PRICE: £15, £10 NUS cardholders/NEETs
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Main: Thai chicken curry OR Tomato & Courgette Gratin
Dessert: Profiteroles and Chocolate Sauce