Every live concert is it’s own special occasion. But the first night of next week’s week-long Guildhall Annual Jazz Festival stands out. It’s a tribute by the members of the Guildhall’s jazz faculty and former Guildhall students to their much-revered and now much-missed colleague, bassist Jeff Clyne.
Playing at the tribute concert are: Martin Hathaway, Carlos Lopez-Real, Jean Toussaint (saxes) Steve Fishwick, Nick Smart (trumpets), Malcolm Earle Smith (trombone), John Parricelli (guitar), Lee Gibson and Brigitte Beraha (vocals), Malcolm Edmonstone and Pete Saberton (piano) Steve Watts and Geoff Gascoyne (bass) Trevor Tomkins and Andrew Bain (drums).
See the many tributes which appeared on the LondonJazz site HERE. An obituary on the Guidhall School’s website is HERE.
It’s in the Concert Hall the Guildhall School on Monday 22nd at 7 30pm and admission is free. There are further concerts from Tuesday to Friday.
Charismatic American saxophonist and educator Dave Liebman appears on Tuesday. The Guildhall’s singers are out on Wednesday. American bassist David Friesen, over from Portland OR, makes his only UK appearance with Barry Green and Martin Hathaway on Thursday. And the Guildhall Big Band directed by Malcolm Edmonstone with soloist Mark Lockheart round things off on the Friday.
Lockheart and Edmonstone on Friday will be playing the music from Lockheart’s recent, well-received CD with the NDR Big Band, Days Like These
All concerts are free, all are at 7 30pm, and all are in the Concert Hall of the Guildhall School, in Silk Street EC2.
The GUILDHALL’S WEBSITE has some more details of these concerts and of student daytime performances.