Wednesday October 3rd - Nick Costley-White Quartet 8.30pm
“One of the brightest stars on the British jazz scene, elegant and impressive” The Jazz Mann
The Nick Costley-White Quartet combine their love and deep understanding for the jazz tradition with a fresh and contemporary approach. The quartet’s debut album, ‘Detour Ahead’, portrays a narrative exploring the group’s musical journey, beginning with performances which draw from the American Songbook tradition and travel through to a more modern aesthetic, inspired by the surroundings of London’s exciting Jazz scene. This journey explores sounds from many perspectives simultaneously. Forms, harmonies and rhythms are superimposed and abstracted but still retain their essential function, whilst the improvisations express the excitement and beauty of these frameworks.
Nick Costley-White is one of the UK’s most in demand jazz guitarists and can be seen performing across the UK and internationally alongside some of the country’s finest improvisers, including Martin Speake, Stan Sulzmann, Steve Fishwick, Pete Hurt and Jeff Williams. Nick is featured on nine studio albums and, upon graduating from the Guildhall School of Music with the highest mark in his year group, Nick was awarded the Yamaha Scholarship for Outstanding Musicians.
The Nick Costley-White Quartet sees Nick joined by the absolute best of his contemporaries on the London Jazz scene. Dave Hamblett can be seen playing across the UK and internationally with artists such as Ivo Neame, George Garzone, Elchin Shirinov and he is a visiting drum professor at Leeds College of Music. Pianist Matt Robinson and bassist Conor Chaplin can also be seen playing with musicians such as Jesse Van Ruler, Seamus Blake, Norma Winstone to name just a few.
Admission £10 Members £8 Student £5