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Jack Yardley Quartet play the music of Wayne Shorter
October 13, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pmFrom £12
This special project has been formed by drummer Jack Yardley to interpret the music of sax great Wayne Shorter and includes some of London’s heaviest hitters. The programme will include some of Shorter’s most famous tunes from albums such as Speak No Evil, plus some lesser-known gems from the archives.
Saxophonist Duncan Eagles is well known for his work with critically acclaimed band Partikel. “Saxophonist Duncan Eagles holds the stage with his attractively dry tone, sharpness and the urgent ferocity of his tenor improvising” John Fordham, The Guardian. Duncan has performed at Rochester Jazz Festival New York, Pizza Express Jazz Club (Soho), Ronnie Scott’s, Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Istanbul Jazz Festival, EFG London Jazz Festival, Moods Jazz Club (Zurich), Wuhan Jazz Fest (China), Love Supreme Jazz Festival and many more. He made a great impression on his previous visit with the band Estraven in January this year.
Tom Berge is a jazz pianist and music teacher based in Bath, with a 1st Class Honours (BA) in Jazz Piano (Leeds College of Music) and an MA in Composition for Film and TV (Bristol University). He plays regularly with his own trio across the UK and has tutored at the Yamaha Jazz School in Falmouth and at the Dordogne Jazz Summer School.
Bassist Max Kahn studied at The University of Leeds and The Guildhall School of Music and Drama as well as performing with NYJO, and his subsequent career as a freelancer has seen him perform all over the world. Having recently recovered from a career-threatening injury, he is looking forward to being based in London and continuing to create music.
Drummer Jack Yardley is the winner of the prestigious Help Musicians Postgraduate Jazz Award 2016 and was a scholarship recipient at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama to which he graduated with a First Class Honours. Jack is fast becoming one of the most in-demand sidemen in London, he has gained plaudits from stalwarts of the jazz community such as Martin Hathaway, Duncan Eagles and Ed Jones to name a few for his creative and innovative style which consistently pushes the music and musicians around him to the very limit. He has had performances at some of London’s premier jazz venues such as The Vortex, Pizza Express, The Spice of Life, The Royal Albert and Cable Cafe, to name but a few.