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Jerry Crozier-Cole Quartet
April 6, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pmFrom £10
Jerry is a guitarist with a wealth of experience, playing with a number of different artists including jazz singer and BBC 2 presenter Clare Teal, Portishead’s Geoff Barrow, soul legends PP Arnold, Ruby Turner, Elliott Randall, Pee Wee Ellis and Fred Wesley. His touring work include West End star Lee Mead’s Love tour and Still Black, Still Proud with Pee Wee Ellis and Fred Wesley. He has a variety of studio recording credits to his name in film, television and with well known contemporary artists.
In collaboration with Portishead’s Geoff Barrow, the Banksy film ‘Exit Via The Gift Shop’ and Alex Garland’s film ‘Ex Machina’ have soundtracks that feature Jerry’s guitar. His most recent film recording work is on Ben Wheatley’s ‘Free Fire’. He worked on the Alex Garland film, ‘Annihilation’. For television Jerry has recorded for various natural history programmes such as BBC’s X Creatures with Chris Packham as well as for the soundtrack to ‘Attenborough at 90’ . He also provided guitar for the live event ‘Nature’s Great Events’ with David Attenborough narrating.
Trumpeter Gary Alesbrook previously appeared at the club last July as a guest with the Hopkins-Hammond Trio. Gary studied jazz trumpet at Leeds College of Music. His debut jazz album, “Jazz In Movies,” was released in 2018 and his second album “The Stories We Tell Ourselves” was released in 2019. Alesbrook started his session career in 1999 with the Super Furry Animals, touring and playing on the albums ‘Mwng, Rings Around the World, Hey Venus! and Phantom Power. He also played on Gruff Rhys solo album, Hotel Shampoo. Alesbrook recorded with Kasabian in 2006 playing “The Doberman” on their second album “Empire.” He toured next with the Scissor Sisters on their UK dates and for their live DVD recorded July 2007 at London O2 arena. He then joined Kasabian for recording and touring from 2007 until the present day, recording on Empire, West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum, Velociraptor! 48:13 and most recently For Crying Out Loud. Gary has recently recorded an album of his own chilled out funky compositions called The Lofi Sessions – Click Here to have a listen.
Organist Jonny Henderson last played at the club for our Christmas 2021 gig, and is an infrequent guest since he is incredibly busy performing in the blues scene, and pre-pandemic was frequently off on tour. He has a long association with guitarist Matt Schofield, and was voted Keyboard Player of the Year in the British Blues Awards 2010 and 2011. He also appears on albums by Ian Siegal, Eddie Martin and the Starlite Campbell Band. Suffice to say he is also an excellent jazz player.
Drummer Eddie John makes his first appearance at the club since we moved to the Hen and Chicken, and is again something of a legend on the Bristol scene known for his super-tight grooves in blues, funk and jazz settings. He’s played with the Korgis, Stackridge, Ruby Turner, Pee Wee Ellis and many more.