Peter Bacon reports:
Eastside Jazz Club at the Royal Birmingam Conservatoire has a nice new autumn programme out, and a pretty packed one it is.
Here is part of their press release:
“Of particular note is a collaboration between the RBC Theatre Company and jazz musicians for ten performances of Jack Gelber’s 1959 play The Connection. The action takes place in a smoky New York jazz club (aka Eastside Jazz Club) where musicians jam while awaiting their next fix in Gelber’s play-within-a-play format (16-23 October).
“Other highlights include jazz luminaries Dick Oatts (14 November) and Tim Berne (a three-day residency culminating on 31 October), Angelica Sanchez (21 November), a rare outing of the 1970s New Orleans Suite by the Ellington Orchestra and, as season opener, Michael Janisch and Worlds Collide (26 September).”
The composer musical director for the play The Connection is U.S. saxophonist now resident (and studying) in Birmingham, John O’Gallagher, and other visitors include Paul Booth’s Quartet, French horn player Jim Rattigan’s Pavillon, a Hammond organ extravaganza from Ross Stanley, and the Paul Dunmall Quintet featuring Hamid Drake.