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Sound of BlueNote Play Wayne Shorter
May 25, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pmFrom £12
Saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter was one of the most revered figures in jazz, a truly original and distinctive voice both in his playing and writing. He passed away at the beginning of March at the age of 89.
The 1960s saw Shorter composing for Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, classic Blue Note albums under his own name such as Speak No Evil, Adam’s Apple, Ju Ju and Night Dreamer, and also for the Miles Davis Quintet on albums such as Miles Smiles and ESP. To pay tribute to this period of his career we have the fabulous Sound of BlueNote, who have visited us quite a few times in the past and always produce a memorable gig.
Saxophonist Terry Quinney is Canadian, and attended the prestigious Humber College in Toronto where he studied with prominent Canadian artists such as Pat LaBarbera and Don Thompson. This led to opportunities to perform alongside major stars such as Randy Brecker, Kurt Elling and Dave Douglas, and to become a member of the Toronto Jazz Orchestra. Terry moved to the UK in 2009 settling in Somerset, having believed a review on Trip Advisor referring to Wincanton as a major centre for UK jazz.
Andy Urquhart is a powerhouse trumpet player with chops of steel developed by many years of playing in one of the UK’s army bands. Much like Bristol’s Jonny Bruce he is one of those rare players equally at home playing lead in a big band or improvising in a small group setting. Andy has for many years run the house band at the Jazz Cafe, Sandbanks [near Poole], in which role he has worked alongside most of the UK’s best known jazz artists as visiting guests.
Phil Doyle is a former forces musician and works with the famous Joe Loss Orchestra. Known as one of the best jazz pianists working along the south coast, he has accompanied visiting US artists such as Bobby Shew and Scott Hamilton.
The central members of SoBN will be joined by the Bristol rhythm team of Chris Jones and Andy Hague.