Dave Jones’ Nonet
Entry Requirements: Under 18s to be accompanied by an appropriate adult
The doors to this event will open at 8 pm and the music will commence at 8:30 pm
Noted bassist Dave Jones leads this classic Nonet lineup featuring some of the UK’s best jazz musicians including Mark Armstrong, Nick Mills, Tom Smith, Chris Biscoe, John Turville and Eric Ford. The show will explore Dave Jones’ arrangements of classic jazz standards as well as his original compositions evoking the energy and atmosphere of big band swing alongside Latin jazz and contemporary European jazz textures. “Dave’s writing is sophisticated and nuanced. Just when you think you know where he’s going, there is a change of texture or tempo, you do find yourself in an unexpected place and …. it’s beautiful!! … “ - London Jazz News.
Exploring the Nonet arrangements of great American writers such as Bob Hammer, Marty Paich and Frank Griffith provided the inspiration for the band while the experience of performing with the Pete Cater Big Band, Ronnie Scott’s Soul and Jazz Orchestra and the BBC Big Band gave a unique perspective on writing for this classic Nonet line up. Dave's bass playing has included Ronnie Scott’s Soul and Jazz Orchestra, Pete Cater Big Band, Way Out West Jazz Collective, Stefanos Tsourelis Trio, Tom Seals, Brandon Allen and Julian Costello as well as performing with some of the finest jazz musicians in the UK such as Pete Long, Jacqui Dankworth, Frank Griffith and Theo Travis.