Jazz in The Weston Studio

Back for a second stint in The Weston Studio, our latest season of jazz nights welcomes a brand new trio of the UK's most rock-solid and freewheeling jazz musicians.

The latest series kicks off this September with established jazz giant Dave O'Higgins and firebrand Rob Luft, followed soon after by the consistently thrilling Partisans. Rounding off this season in October is Andy Hague, marking the anniversary of Miles Davis' most iconic work, Kind of Blue.

AND... the more you see, the more you save, so throw 'em all into your basket today and energise your autumn with this vibrant array of jazz performances.

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O'HIGGINS AND LUFT QUARTET

Venue:
The Weston Studio
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From £15

As part of a substantial 40+ date autumn tour, Dave O’Higgins and Rob Luft join us in The Weston Studio to promote their brand new album, O'Higgins and Luft play Monk and Trane (Ubuntu Music).

Leading a quartet with Irish organist Scott Flanigan and American drummer Rod Youngs, the evening's repertoire will be made up of compositions by Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane, with special reference to the latter's various collaborations of the 1950s. 

Steeped in swing and the rich tradition of the beboppers, O'Higgins and Luft intend to respect the lineage of these iconic musicians whilst stamping it with their own signature style. Expect swing, fun, grooves and moods from this exciting new collaboration.

Dave O’Higgins Tenor saxophone
Rob Luft Guitar
Scott Flanigan Organ
Rod Youngs Drums

Click to watch the album trailer

  • 8:15pm
    From £15

PARTISANS

Venue:
The Weston Studio
Price:
From £15

Featuring 'one of the most exciting all-star experimental groups in Jazz today' (BBC Radio 3) and two of the pre-eminent musicians of their generation, Partisans join us in The Weston Studio with their ferociously energetic performances that have been thrilling audiences since 1996.

Their richly lyrical and strongly melodic compositions provide the framework for their inimitable supercharged rhythms. Their critically-acclaimed new album Swamp (Whirlwind Records) pumps their groove-based sound with viscous voodoo, Hi-Life romps, burning post-bop, no messin’ rock outs, spacious reflections and heavy hooks.

With five celebrated albums under their belt and years of touring across the globe, Partisans have developed one of music's most loyal followings. Alongside EFG London Jazz festival, Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, Dizzy’s Coca Cola Club, and Canada's leading international festivals, Partisans most recently performed the opening gig of Tampere Jazz Happening in Finland.

Julian Siegel Saxophones, Bass Clarinet
Phil Robson Guitar
Thad Kelly Bass
Gene Calderazzo Drums

  • 8:15pm
    From £15

'KIND OF BLUE': ANDY HAGUE SEXTET

Venue:
The Weston Studio
Price:
From £15

August 17, 1959 saw the release of the seminal album Kind of Blue (Columbia Records) by Miles Davis. This iconic work, one that would become the biggest selling jazz album of all time, is 60 years old this year; and sounds just as fresh today as it did on release.

To mark this anniversary Bristol trumpeter/composer Andy Hague has brought together a stellar group of local musicians to revisit the work, featuring a complete track-by-track re-interpretation of the 1959 Miles Davis classic. Mixing African and Gospel music with the blues, Kind of Blue was a revolution; a radical break of warmth, subtlety and understatement.

Receiving its debut at the Bristol Jazz Festival in March 2019, Hague's performance turned out to be more than just a tribute. Accurate, empathetic and nuanced to near perfection, this remarkable encore provides one final chance to celebrate a milestone moment in music history.

Andy Hague Trumpet
Sam Crockatt Tenor Saxophone
Terry Quinney Alto Saxophone
Jim Blomfield Keys
Riaan Vosloo Bass
Toby Perrett Drums

  • 8:15pm
    From £15