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March 3, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pmFrom £10
Tonight we head over to the funky side of jazz with the irrepressible and slightly mystical Jingu Bang, who cite as their main influences Herbie Hancock and Weather Report alongside covering tunes from the likes of UK band Brotherly.
Check out their website here Jingubang.co.uk
The band is the brainchild of drummer Scott Hammond, who formed the group about three years ago. Besides being well known on the jazz scene, Scott has for the past decade played drums for legendary rock band Jethro Tull, with whom he has played worldwide pre-pandemic.
Ruth Hammond [Scott’s better half] is an amazingly talented multi-instrumentalist and singer, appearing in various bands as either sax player, keyboardist or vocalist. In Jingu Bang she mainly plays tenor sax and flute, but maybe adding some synth lines, melodica or bass clarinet, depending on how much stuff they can fit in the car.
Keyboard player Dale Hambridge has worked with pop acts such as Joss Stone and Beverley Knight, and can be heard around Bristol with bands such as We Are Leif and afro-beat behemoth No Go Stop.
Bassist Greig Robinson is originally from Scotland, and has worked with The Haggis Horns, Corinne Bailey Rae and Lily Allen.
Lisa Cherian completes the band on congas and additional percussion. Lisa must be one of Bristol’s busiest musicians, performing with the Dockside Latin Orchestra, Brass Junkies, Baila La Cumbia, World Government and many more.
Ruth Hammond – tenor sax, flute, synth, Dale Hambridge – keyboards, Greig Robinson – bass, Lisa Cherian – congas, percussion, Scott Hammond – drums