Jazz & Meze | Thom Whitworth Trio
Thursday 23rd, January
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Hugh Pascall is an award-winning trumpet player and composer. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London and at the Paris Conservatoire and has since developed a worldwide recording and performance career.
With far-reaching influences from bebop to electronica, his sound is characterised by bold creativity of harmony and language, a rich tone and a melodic line. Exploring the music of post-bop inspirations such as Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw and Tom Harrell, alongside his own compositions and interpretations of tunes in the classic jazz tradition, Hugh brings an energetic quartet of star musicians from the UK jazz scene to Peggy’s each month, continuing his unique residency at the club, established in December 2018.
His eclectic career has included work with a huge variety of artists. He is currently performing with New York’s The Last Poets, has recently collaborated with Max Cooper and recorded for Jodie Abacus and Easy Life. He’s featured as a soloist on two albums for The Birmingham Jazz Orchestra, recorded and toured with Dave Ferris’ 2018 septet album Alphabets and has featured in the trumpet section of the E17 Large Ensemble for the last 7 years, while regularly performing at festivals and venues across the country as a sideman for numerous projects.
To celebrate the move to the Sunday night session at the club, this month Hugh brings a quintet to include saxophone on the front-line for this special event. Expect burning, free-wheeling blowing backed up by this world-class rhythm section.
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“An outstanding soloist” – London Jazz News
“Exemplary hard bop” – Jazz Journal
“The most beautiful, elegant and melodic delivery” – London Jazz News
“Fluent, lyrical solos that unfold gradually and gracefully” – The Jazzmann
Sunday 1st September
Chris Young (alto sax)
John Turville (piano)
Tom Moore (bass)
Jim Bashford (drums)
Chris Young - Alto sax
Graduating from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire with first class honours, Chris has made his mark on the Birmingham scene running projects including, ‘Orbits’, JACKED, Chris Young Sextet, Hans Koller/Chris Young quartet as well recording and touring with the Ben Lee quintet, Hansu Tori, the David Ferris Septet, Reworkestra, Birmingham Jazz Orchestra, Acid Body, Antelope, A Moveable Feast, Steve Troman’s ‘Howl’ and Blue Pearl.
Chris has also curated various nights around the city including Churchill’s, Jazz at the Brown Lion and Jazz at the Jewellers Arms, Cognitive Jazz Therapy and now books and promotes nationally acclaimed venue Jazz at the Spotted Dog alongside David Ferris.
John Turville - Piano
John is one of the leading jazz pianists of his generation. London based and originally from Nottingham, he’s won multiple awards for his two trio albums including MOJO’s #3 Jazz Album of the Year and ‘Best Album’ in the Parliamentary Awards. He also won ‘Best Instrumentalist’ in the 2010 London Jazz Awards and the 2009 PRS Promoter’s Choice Award, and was a semi-finalist in the Martial Solal Jazz Piano Concours in 2010.
His latest quintet album Head First out on Whirlwind Records featured the Internationally renowned saxophonist Julian Arguelles and toured the UK to critical acclaim this year.
Tom Moore - Bass
Graduating from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in 2011 Tom has since been regularly performing around the UK with a variety of bands and musical projects. Starting at a young age on guitar and moving to the bass shortly afterwards, he was able to perform at prestigious venues including the Royal Albert Hall and the North Sea Jazz Festival. Tom begins a tour with Gypsy Jazz guitarist Paulus Schafer in September and a UK tour with Remi Harris in October.
Jim Bashford - Drums
Jim is a member of no less than 20 different ensembles and tours extensively throughout the UK and Europe, including appearances at London jazz venues such as the Barbican Centre, The Vortex and Kings Place; He has also performed in prestigious international jazz festivals including the Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Juan le pins Jazz Festival and future engagements at the London Jazz Festival. Jim has also worked with a diverse range of artists such as Drew Gress, Liam Noble, Paul Dunmall, John O Gallagher, Julian Siegal, Tim Harries, Robin Fincker, Hilmar Jensson, Soweto Kinch, Omar, Dave Sinclair, Katie Melua, Illspokin.