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Sunday, 23rd October 2016

Matt Roberts Sextet - plays the music of Nat Adderley

Doors open 7.00pm
Music starts 7.30pm Tickets £14

Matt Roberts (trumpet), George Grant (alto saxophone), Leo Richardson (tenor saxophone), Sam Watts (piano), Simon Read (double bass), Dave Ingamells (drums)

For our first concert of the Autumn Season, London-based trumpeter Matt Roberts has assembled an all-star sextet to pay tribute to the great trumpeter/composer Nat Adderley. The Sextet, which features the classic front line of trumpet, alto and tenor saxophone, consists of six of the top young jazz musicians from the London and Leeds jazz scenes. This concert is part of a tour celebrating the music associated with Nat Adderley, with the sextet playing many of the great tunes associated with Nat and his brother, Cannonball Adderley. Expect dynamic, high-octane solos, as well as a prominent gospel, blues and soul presence in the tunes, many of which were written by Nat Adderley. Matt Roberts graduated from Leeds College of Music then progressed to Trinity College of Music, where he won the 2010 'Dankworth Prize for Jazz Composition' and also was awarded the 'Chappell Composition Prize'. A great start to the new season with such an exciting young band, all highly rated on their respective instruments.

'Trumpeter Matt Roberts leads his impressive band, playing multi-layered harmonies packed with sweeping themes, interweaving melodies and deft solos.' - London Jazz Festival

'Matt Roberts is a great young trumpet player who dazzled the Leeds jazz audience' - Seven Jazz, Leeds

Sunday, 20th November 2016

Nigel Price Organ Trio plus Alex Garnet

Doors open 7.00pm
Music starts 7.30pm Tickets £14

Nigel Price (guitar), Alex Garnett (alto & tenor saxophone), Carlo de Wijs (Hammond Organ), Clark Tracey (drums)

Nigel Price is one of the most highly regarded and in demand guitarists on the UK jazz scene today, with a technique and sound rooted in the Blue Note groove era of Wes Montgomery and Grant Green. He spent three years with the jazz funk legends-The James Taylor Quartet and was placed third in the 2014 British Jazz Awards 'best guitarist', his blend of flowing bebop lines and deep blues feeling has made him instantly accessible and popular with jazz audiences. The Organ Trio has released four albums, completed five UK tours, and played hundreds of concerts since Nigel formed the band in 2000, including ten residencies at Ronnie Scott's. This really is one of the great touring bands in recent history and the music has always gone down a storm! They play a modern take on the organ trio, often with original compositions formed around older song forms. The Organ Trio was the winner of the 2010 Parliamentary Jazz Award for Best Ensemble, the subsequent 2011 album "Hit the Road" was one of Mojo Magazine's top 5 worldwide jazz albums. Joining the Organ Trio is Alex Garnett, one of the finest saxophonists in the UK, to make this concert something special and not to be missed !

'There's an exhilarating tight-loose swing and old-school honestly about Price's brand of soul-bop that leaves you panting' - Mojo

'Very few players could manage playing as fluent, imaginative and technically impeccable guitar as Price does here' - Evening Standard

'Alex Garnett has all the individuality, skill and stamina every star soloist needs, and his debut album as leader is an impressive affair.' - The Evening Standard

Sunday, 11th December 2016


Emily Saunders Band

Doors open 7.30pm
Music starts 8.00pm Tickets £15 (available in advance from the reception at The Great Northern Hotel or contact 01733 571764/ 269753 or at the Door on the night of the concert)

Emily Saunders (vocals), Byron Wallen (trumpet), Chris Jerome (piano), Paul Michael (bass), George Hart (drums)

For our Christmas concert we are delighted to welcome Internationally renowned and critically acclaimed vocalist Emily Saunders and her quintet to the Club for her first appearance in Peterborough. Emily brings her powerful mix of Latin-infused grooves, infectious melodies, amazing vocal prowess, rapid technical skill and splashes of spoken word to create a special atmosphere to enjoy her unique vocal style together with her superb band which features top trumpeter Byron Wallen. Emily's music enjoys worldwide impact. Her recent album 'Outsiders Insiders' has been heralded as one of The Daily Telegraph's Best of 2015. It broadcasts nationally on BBC Radio1, 2, 3, 4, 6 & XFM, JazzFM (playlisted) plus on radio stations around the world including USA, Japan, Australia, Spain, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Abu Dhabi, México. It has also achieved international iTunes & Amazon charts inc 'Top 10' in UK, USA, Germany, Indonesia, France. Never being one to sit still, Emily Saunders is completing her follow up album with all new compositions to be launched in 2017. Emily's self-styled Latin Mix places a London twist on upbeat samba and Baião tunes, combining spirited grooves, driving basslines, sultry ballads, with splashes of Drum & Bass, 60's soul jazz and playful textures, that invokes sunshine and an invitation to dance.

'Absolutely brilliant' - Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio2

'Next big thing' - Evening Standard

'The outrageously good Emily Saunders. An extraordinary talent' - Chris Philips, JazzFM