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Jazz: Eddie Gripper Trio
November 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pmFrom £12
Eddie Gripper is an English pianist, composer, and educator based in Cardiff, Wales. Born and raised in Oxford, he first moved to Cardiff in 2018 to study under the tutelage of Huw Warren before graduating with First Class Honours from Cardiff University. Since then Eddie has established himself as a prominent pianist/improviser, composer, and educator in the southwest region, expressing a broad interest in musical styles, including jazz, folk, and electronic music.
The trio were signed to the prestigious Ubuntu label for their debut album Home, which has received some rave reviews. Metrically challenging grooves are paired with rich elegant harmonies, culminating in an outcome that is both provocative and gratifying. The stylistic range of compositions (through choice of instrumentation and arrangement) helps to support an overall, arcing narrative. Each track is a journey through time and space – beginning and finishing at a familiar and comforting destination before moving onto new or subtly developed ideas. The trio breathes together as one homogeneous sound, with individual players taking to the spotlight to elaborate on their own interpretations of the music at hand.
“In it’s maturity of approach and deftness of execution, Home is a significant achievement by any standards” ★★★★ – Peter Jones (Jazzwise) “One of the best début recordings I have heard for a long time. Gripper is a multi-faceted writer and his compositions are full of delightful and unexpected twists and turns.” ★★★★ – Ian Mann (The Jazz Mann) “Quite exceptional musicianship from such young players” – Linley Hamilton (BBC Radio Ulster)
Dining at the Hen & Chicken
Here at the Hen & Chicken, we are passionate about fresh, tasty food & local craft beers.
Beat the queue! Get priority reserved seats upstairs when you join us for dinner downstairs in the main bar, prior to the show. You can book your table for dinner here: Book a Table – Hen & Chicken
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