Following the success of our first Jazz Jam, The Simon Latarche Quartet will be leading proceedings for our first Ronnie Scott Jazz Club inspired Jazz Club Event!
Truro based pianist Simon Latarche makes a rare appearance in the city with his quartet featuring the versatile Sarah McDonagh on sax and flute. This highly respected group of local musicians will be playing a mixture of original compositions and more familiar standard tunes.
Featuring Sarah McDonagh on Sax and Flute, Simon Latarche, Piano, Sam Norman on Double Bass and Keith Marshall Drums.
Doors & bar from 730PM
Show: 8PM - 11PM
Tickets: £10 ADV
Bar open till: 12PM
Audience 16+ (ID Required)
This is a seated event, classic speak easy club layout, bistro tables, inspired by the infamous Ronnie Scott's jazz club.
Parking: No event parking on site or on Malpas Rd. Please use Garras Wharf Car Park and walk round (TR1 2TN, free after 4PM)
Simon's work has been heavily influenced by the thirty years he has lived and taught in Cornwall, covering themes as diverse as the eclipse of 1999 and the embarkation of American troops to Omaha Beach in 1944, but also draws on his early years, bringing the tradition of the Preludes of Bach and Chopin to Jazz styles. He performs regularly as a soloist and with numerous ensembles throughout the West Country and has gained an international reputation as a pianist and composer
A regular member of the Simon Latarche Jazz Ensemble, Sarah studied jazz and classical saxophone at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama whilst there studied under Martin Hathaway, Stan Sulzman and Jean Toussaint and has gone on to perform with jazz legends Randy Brecker, Kenny Wheeler and Tim Garland to name a few!!
Before returning to her native Cornwall Sarah played in a number of high profile function bands travelling to Hong Kong and Dubai for corporate functions for Orange, also appearing on the same bill as Frankie goes to Hollywood, Steven Gately and Kid Creole.
Back now in his native Cornwall, Sam Norman studied Upright and Electric bass at LA Music Academy under Kevin Axt . Sam has performed in a jazz trio with Brad Rabuchin, providing entertainment for Weddings, Corporate events, restaurants etc, around the city of Los Angeles. He has also played in a Hawaiian band (Pumana) which performs at large festivals in and out of L.A and is well established within this community.
Drummer Keith Marshall has been active on the music scene since 1978, in the U.K and Europe. Drum Tutor at 'Music Technology' St. Austell for ten years, he also runs ' Hands On' Drumming workshops around the County.
"The Simon Latarche Quartet delighted a capacity audience at the first of our concerts at Lost Gardens of Heligan in January. Mixing excellent originals by pianist Simon Latache and saxophonist/flautist Sarah McDonagh with a few well known standards - the quartet demonstrated their remarkable individual skills with a rock solid unity of purpose. Percussionist Keith Marshall and bassist Sam Norman, a formidable rhythm section, also shone on some inventive solos. The SLQ is certainly at the forefront of contemporary jazz ensembles in Cornwall, offering a special evening of accessible and rewarding jazz."
Phil Webb / St Austell Bay Jazz
Latarche's compositions are a near perfect combination of lyricism and improvisation and the ensemble provides finely knit support to Latarche's considerable talents as a pianist.
Karl Ackermann, AllAboutJazz.com
Cornish Preludes is available at www.simonlatarche.co.uk and also on iTunes.
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