Preview: New Tuesday Jazz Nights at the Shaftesbury Tavern, Hornsey Road N19

Bruno Heinen. Photo Credit: Noemi Caruso
Bruno Heinen Writes…

Starting on the 5th of March, I am starting a Tuesday jazz night with the help of Alex Merritt and Andrea Di Biase at the Shaftesbury Tavern in Crouch Hill, N19. We have got some great acts booked for the first eight weeks.

The thinking behind the night was to give a platform to great musicians that might not play in other circumstances. I.e: foreign musicians: Ben Kraef, Antonio FuscoStefano Carbonelli and Francesco Bigoni or younger up and coming musicians like Miguel Girodi and Dave Ingamells. We also wanted to do some unusual programming like the trumpet and drums duo on 9th April and the solo bass set on 30th of course alongside bands that we admire and want to promote

The night will take place in the Shaftesbury’s beautiful ballroom next to an open fire. The pub has a piano, delicious food, great beers and is located close to Archway tube/Crouch Hill overground station or is on the 210 (from Finsbury Park), 91 (from Kings Cross), or 41 bus routes.

All gigs start at 8:30pm with a £5 entry.

5th March:
New Simplicity Quartet
Featuring: Ben Kraef (USA) – Tenor, Bruno Heinen – Pno, Antonio Fusco (Italy) – Dr, and Andrea Di Biase – Bass

12th March:
George Crowley Quartet
Featuring: George Crowley – Tenor, Dan Nicholls – Pno, Sam Lasserson – Bass and, Jon Scott – Dr

19th March:
Alex Merritt Band
Featuring: Alex Merritt – Tenor, Sam Leak – Pno, Nick Costley-White – Gt, Dave Ingamells – Dr, and Andrew Robb – Bass

26th March
Tommy Andrews Band
Featuring: Tommy Andrews – Alto, Rick Simpson – Pno, Nick Costley-White – Gt, Dave Manington – Bass, and Dave Hamblett – Dr

2nd April:
Stefano Carbonelli Quartet
Featuring: Stefano Carbonelli – Gt, Francesco Bigoni – Tenor, Andrea Di Biase – Bass, and Dave Hamblett – Dr

9th April – Double Bill:
Support: Miguel Girodi – Trp/Dave Ingamells – Drums
Main Act: Kristian Borring Trio

16th April:
Simon Roth’s ‘Stories’
Featuring: Laura Jurd – Trp, Joe Murgatroyd – Clarinets, Joe Wright – Sax, and James Opstad – Bass

23rd April:
Rick Simpson Sextet

30th April – Double Bill
Support: Andrea Di Biase Solo Bass Set
Main Act: Tom Hewson’s Treehouse
Featuring: Tom Hewson – Pno, Lewis Wright – Vibes, and Calum Gourlay – Bass

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