Huw V Williams Trio
Saturday 9th October 2021
Huw V Williams ~ double bass and compositions
Composer and bass player, Huw previously led the ebullient quintet HON playing his original music and featuring Laura Jurd (trumpet) and Elliot Galvin (accordion). He's performed alongside many of the best practitioners on the international avant-garde music scene including Jim Black, Huw Warren and Jeff Williams. Huw won the prestigious Yamaha Jazz Scholars Prize from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in 2012.
Huw says, 'I really like the idea of music coming from the mixing pot of all your history, so this is as much about a teenage rock phase in North Wales as a mid-20s free jazz phase in London.'
Devin Gray ~
The Brooklyn based drummer and composer is an artist interested in multiple musical directions and one who strives for quality and sincerity in his work. His exciting energy has compelled him towards many different musical directons and projects. He currently leads two quartets: Dirgio Rataplan, with Ellery Eskelin, Dave Ballou and Michael Formanek, and RelativE ResonancE with Chris Speed, Kris Davis and Chris Tordini.
'Devin possesses an ear for unusual and beautiful sounds, as well as the facility, musicality and groove to convey these sounds to his very fortunate band mates and audiences.' Jon Ballantyne (NYC pianist)
George Crowley ~ saxophones
Since his arrival in London in 2007, the saxophonist and clarinettist has established himself as a key player and tireless promoter on the city's burgeoning creative jazz and improv scene. George is active across a range of styles and brings his considerable talents to Melt Yourself Down, Magpie Trio, Olie Brice Quintet and Yazz Ahmed's band. He currently leads his own dynamic trio featuring Rob Luft (guitar) and Tim Giles (drums).
'Rarely does a player so young debut with such a fully rounded tone and range of writing skills, so keep an ear out for Crowley, the future could yet be his.' Jazzwise
Unitarian Church, 5 Emmanuel Road, Cambridge CB1 1JW
Doors 7.30pm, music 8pm
Advance tickets only, £15 from wegottickets.com/listencambridge
There won't be a bar this evening, but you're welcome to bring your own drinks and glasses!
Covid-19 safety procedures
Although the government relaxed its Covid restrictions on 19th July 2021, we will continue to operate measures to protect people attending our concerts.
Please do not attend if you are feeling unwell or have been requested to self-isolate. Refunds will be given if you need to cancel your booking.
The venue capacity will be reduced to 50% and seating will be socially distanced,. Please let us know if you wish to sit with friends who have booked separately.
Tickets must be paid for in advance, there will be no door sales.
We strongly advise that face coverings are worn within the building.
The building will be well ventilated so please dress appropriately.
Please email us at email@example.com if you have any concerns.
'No pesky genres' ~ Laura Jurd