THE TOM SMITH SEPTET, SAT 11th Aug 4:00-5:15pm, Wellington Hotel
A JAZZ FUTURES: ‘RISING TALENT’ FESTIVAL SHOWCASE:
LINEUP: Tom Smith (alto sax) Ton Barford (tenor sax) Alistair Martin (trumpet) Olli Martin (trombone) Joe Hill (piano) Daisy George (double bass) Dave Storey (drums)
Brecon Jazz Festival and Jazz Futures continues to present their ‘showcase’ for younger jazz performers. This band is led by Tom Smith, Graduate of Royal academy of music and BBC Young Jazz Musician Finalist in 2014 and 2016. The band includes many of the most talked about young jazz musicians working in the UK today. Each member of the band work with other groups or leaders in their own right, with this line up drawing from the swing and blues traditions.
The Septet’s unbounded energy and enthusiasm will get your head nodding and your feet tapping. Featuring new compositions and arrangements of jazz standards, the band provides an exciting, unique and uplifting evening of music – it’s an experience not to miss!
What the reviews say:
“The best jazz I’ve heard all year!” Like a reincarnation of the innovative Johnny Dankworth Seven, alto saxist Smith has brought the concept bang-up-to-date for 2017″. (Trevor Bannister for Jazz in Reading)
‘Passionate, punchy and joyful!’ (Django Bates),
‘Something really special’ (London Jazz News)
‘Technically outstanding abilities and a punchy, soulful tone’ (Soweto Kinch).
* Jazz Futures curator for Brecon Jazz Festival 2018 is Marc Edwards, supported by the FoBJ Committee & Membership *
FESTIVAL TICKETS (£12) or with DISCOUNT CARD (£6 – code required). Use our Ticket Link to pre-book – no booking fees.
Discount cards (subject to availability) and Membership via our online box office CLICK_HERE or on the door. Don’t miss out these are great events in Brecon. You don’t need to be a ‘jazz buff’ or musician – there is something for every taste here.
* THIS EVENT IS SUPPORTED BY THE BRECON BEACONS NATIONAL PARK AUTHORITY AND THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FUND * together with generous support from a local sponsor of the Jazz Futures Project 2018.