Mark Lockheart’s Generation Quintet – Pre Booking Only

Details

Date: 3 May 2022
End Date: 3 May 2022
Type: open

TIME: 8.00 – 11.00PM

TICKETS: £10 – PRE BOOKING ONLY . NO TICKETS ON THE DOOR.

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Personnel

Mark Lockheart – sax
Laura Jurd – trumpet
Will Barry – piano
Steve Watts – bass
Will Clearsby – drums

Mark Lockheart is a multi-award-winning tenor sax player who first made his name working with seminal band Loose Tubes in the eighties, and whose mastery of modern jazz has kept him at the forefront of the music ever since. Co-founder of the universally regarded “The Perfect Houseplants” Mark has toured and recorded with Django Bates, Mike Gibbs, Mark Anthony Turnage and his own 11 piece “Scratch Band” as well as Seb Rochford’s highly acclaimed “Polar Bear”. A former Peter Whittingham Award winner, his album “Ellington In Anticipation” was the MOJO Album of the Year 2014 and to add further glitter to an already stellar CV in 2016 he was named Jazz FM’s “Instrumentalist of the Year”. Most recently Mark has completed a major jazz/orchestral work titled “Days on Earth” for jazz sextet and 30-piece orchestra, released on Edition Records in January 2019. And if all that wasn’t enough he is also a highly respected educator, writer and arranger.  Mark will be appearing with a new project he has recently put together his “Generations Band” which will showcase the talents of several exciting, upcoming professional musicians from across the jazz spectrum: trumpeter Laura Jurd is a recipient of multiple awards, including a 2019 Ivor Composer Award and a BBC New Generation Artist from 2015-2017, Laura has developed a formidable reputation as one of the most distinctive and creative composer-performers to emerge from the UK in recent years. ; pianist Will Barry (Musician’s Company ‘Young Jazz Musician Award’, 2017) & drummer Will Cleasby (Kansas Smitty’s, Judi Jackson, Mark Kavuma). With the addition of Steve Watts (Printmakers, Loose Tubes) on bass, the music will explore classic jazz standards as well as fresh re-workings from the canons of the great jazz masters and some originals as well. A fabulous gig from a world-class performer.

“Lockheart is a consummate saxophonist and an original and versatile composer” The Rough Guide to Jazz; “inspired and imaginative” The Times; “compelling” Guardian