PRESENT TICKET STATUS  FOR SATURDAY 25th JANUARY 2020:

LOYALTY CARD TICKETS NOW CLOSED ON LINE  AT  ROBIN CAMPBELL – MUSIC  

FULL PRICE TICKETS NOW CLOSED ON LINE  AT ROBIN CAMPBELL – MUSIC 

AVAILABLE FROM THE RETAIL OUTLETS IN JAZZHITCHIN aka JAZZTOWNUK

AVAILABLE ON LINE AT WEGOTTICKETS

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THIS GIG TICKET PRICE – £12 AND £10 WITH JAZZUP LOYALTY CARD

[See below for ticket outlet information.]

The monthly jazz event at Club 85, Hitchin. Bringing you jazz with attitude; from young and radical to classic with style. JazzUp brings you the best in brilliant live musicianship and uncompromising grooves. Come see the best on the scene from young superstars to seasoned pros at this atmospheric independent live music venue. Suitable for both jazz heads and absolute beginners. “Nice” it ain’t…

Club 85  – Hitchin
Saturday 25th January  2020

JazzUp Present…

ALINA BZHEZHINSKA
Featuring
TONY KOFI

Alina Bzhezhinska – Harp
Mikele Montolli – Electric Bass
Joel Prime – Drums / Percussion
Tony Kofi – saxophone

Internationally renowned harpist Alina Bzhezhinska has a strong reputation for innovation. This time she creates a unique sound on the harp with electronics and loop pedals, supported by Mikele Montolli (bass) and Joel Prime (drums/percussion). Through a combination of original works and covers, she pays homage to some of jazz, funk and hiphop’s greatest innovators. Her new trio draws from a variety of influences, including the likes of Dorothy Ashby’s ‘Afro-harping’, Alice Coltrane’s spiritual outputs and Sun Ra’s free form jazz experimentation; as well as 90’s Triphop and Kuti-esque Afrobeat rhythms. Two years ago, Bzhezhinska stormed the UK music scene when her quartet appeared at the Barbican during the EFG London Jazz Festival alongside Denys Baptiste and Pharoah Sanders – and has been nominated for Best Live Experience of the Year at the 2018 Jazz FM Awards. Later she produced her critically acclaimed album, Inspiration (Ubuntu Music), featuring award winning saxophonist Tony Kofi. She performed at the London Jazz Festival, Edinburgh International Festival, Royal Albert Hall, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club and WOMADelaide Festival in Australia. Encouraged by her collaboration with Kamaal Williams, Shabaka Hatching and Ursula Rucker, she steps out in new jazz territory. Bassist Mikele Montolli (Verona, Italy) has performed and recorded with such great artists as ”Sun Ra Arkestra” Knoel Scott quartet and Marshall Allen, top U.K. Jazz singers Julie Dexter and Heidi Vogel, and L.A. saxophone legend Don Menza, thus building an extensive music vocabulary based on Afro-American tradition fused with years of classical training and experimental form-free music. In 2017 Montolli released his debut album “Satellite House”. Australian drummer/percussionist Joel Prime has become an important addition to British jazz. Winner of ‘Australia’s Best Up & Coming Drummer’ competition in 2011, his versatility across congas, drum kit and all manner of Afro-Cuban and Brazilian percussion has created the opportunity for Joel to perform with Mr Little’s Noisy Band, Felix Riebl and The Copasetic Foundation, amongst others. Featuring Tony Kofi Having ‘cut his teeth’ in the “Jazz Warriors” of the early 90’s, award-winning saxophonist Tony Kofi has gone on to establish himself as a musician, teacher and composer of authority. Tony’s playing has also been a feature of many bandsand artists including “US-3” World Saxophone Quartet, Courtney Pine, Donald Byrd, Eddie Henderson, The David Murray Big Band and Sam Rivers, Andrew Hill, Ornette Coleman, Nu-Troop and Jazz Jamaica. His fluent and fiery hard-bop soprano/ alto/ tenor/ baritone playing is constantly in demand.

Website: www.alina-harpist.com/hipharpcollective

“…Bzhezhinska – an artist to watch.”
★★★★ Jane Cornwell, Evening Standard“

…Bzhezhinska shares with Alice (Coltrane) a mastery of the jazz harp.”
★★★★★ Will Hodgkinson, The Times

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JazzUp Resident DJs
Les Jazz Rats

Eric (landlord of The Highlander Pub) and Sten (North Herts FM resident hip-hop DJ) spin jazz and rare grooves exclusively on vinyl. With the last live band set finishing at around 11.00, and a late bar til 1am, our JazzUp DJs invite you to hit the dance floor and party in earnest.

 

Mixcloud

Listen to DJ mixes of all previous JazzUp gigs here. Recorded and provided by Sten, some JazzUp vibes on JazzUp Mixcloud, hosting Les Jazz Rats, Jess Princeton aka DJ Riot Girl DJ sets, from Hitchin’s legendary JazzUp nights.

Follow Sten on ‘The Boom Bap Boutique’ the best in Hip Hop Music – Sat. 10pm & Jess’s ‘Riot People’ with Jess & Rich -Wed. 8pm (Friday repeat 9pm) & ‘Sunday Jazz Session’ at 9pm

Tickets Sales Points Information

LOYALTY CARD TICKETS NOW CLOSED ON LINE  AT  ROBIN CAMPBELL – MUSIC  

FULL PRICE TICKETS NOW CLOSED ON LINE  AT ROBIN CAMPBELL – MUSIC 

Online tickets available from ROBIN CAMPBELL – MUSIC , with no commission charge, until 12 noon on the day of the performance. These tickets are available for collection at Club 85 reception from 7.45pm.

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE  ONLINE AT WE GOT TICKETS  (There is a surcharge for these online ticket sales and loyalty card discounts are not accepted.)

AVAILABLE FROM RETAIL OUTLETS:

Thank you to all our retail outlets for their support.

Note 1: Club 85, 74-77, Whinbush Road, Hitchin, SG5 1PZ  – 16+ with photo ID – younger patrons can be signed in at the door by a responsible adult. Like all our gigs this show finishes well in time for the last trains North and South to Cambridge/Peterborough and London and we are just a five minute stroll from the station.

JazzUp Loyalty Cards

PLEASE NOTE THAT LAST SEASON’S  LOYALTY CARD IS STILL VALID.
JazzUp Loyalty Cards are issued free to those who would wish to attend JazzUp on a regular basis. Loyalty Cards guarantee the lowest price for entry to events sold at our retailers, on the door of Club 85 and online from Robin Campbell – Music. The price may vary depending on performers’ fees. JazzUp Loyalty Cards are not accepted online at ‘WeGotTickets’.com.

JazzUp loyalty cards give further discounts on:-

PAPRIKA INDIAN RESTAURANT Paprika Indian Restaurant, 27 Nightingale Road, Hitchin SG5 1QU  offers 10% off in house restaurant meals (Does not include Refreshments). Ideal for a pre-JazzUp meal.

TRUE GENTS BARBER SHOP,  30 Bucklersbury, Hitchin, SG5 1BG offers a 10% discount to JazzUp loyalty card holders on all products purchased and 10% to services Monday to Thursday.

UVA  WINE BAR & SHOP  Uva Wine Bar and Shop, 26 Bucklersbury, Hitchin SG5 1BG offers a 10% discount to JazzUp loyalty card holders on all in-house food and drink purchases, with the exclusion of the wine dispenser unit, from Sunday – Thursday. [Does not apply Fridays 7 Saturdays]

Please check that discounts are still valid prior to making any purchase.

JazzUp Loyalty cards are not transferable.

Future JazzUp Dates:

  • Saturday 25th January 2020 – Alina Hip Harp
  • Saturday 29th February 2020
  • Saturday 28th March 2020
  • Saturday 25th April 2020
  • Saturday 30th May 2020
  • Saturday 27th June 2020

JazzHitchin aka JazztownUK:

  • The Highlander 45 Upper Tilehouse St, Hitchin SG5 2EF  1st Tuesday of Every Month
  • The George 33 Bucklersbury, Hitchin SG5 1BG – Jazz Jam – Fortnightly
  • The Albert 50 Walsworth Road, Hitchin, SG4 9SU  regular Jazz Face Sunday afternoon gigs.

More JazzUp details here:

Any further questions please contact:-   robin@robincampbell.org

JazzUp is sponsored by:
Club85
Robin Campbell – Music 
Keechdesign

Website sponsored by Robin Campbell – Music.