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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 May 2019
The Young Jazz Guns
Rob Luft is an award-winning 25-year-old jazz guitarist from London whose virtuosity has been compared to that of six-string legends John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola & Paco De Lucia. Praised by The Times for performances with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra in 2015, who said he was destined ‘to achieve great things in the future’, Rob was subsequently the recipient of the 2016 Kenny Wheeler Prize from The Royal Academy of Music, and he also received the 2nd Prize in The 2016 Montreux Jazz Guitar Competition at the Montreux Jazz Festival. His debut album, “Riser”, was released on Edition Records in 2017 to widespread critical acclaim from the European jazz media. John Fordham wrote in The Guardian that it’s a “very sophisticated debut, but given Luft’s old-soul achievements since his early teens, we should have heard it coming”. Subsequently, on the back of the success of his first album, Rob was nominated for a string of awards –
Breakthrough Act in the 2018 Jazz FM Awards, Instrumentalist of the Year in the 2018 Parliamentary Jazz Awards and Instrumentalist of the Year in the 2019 Jazz FM Awards. The Rob Luft Band plays original compositions, many of which were recorded on Rob’s debut album, Riser, which was released on Edition Records in 2017 to widespread critical acclaim from the jazz media (4.5-star review in Downbeat Magazine, 4 stars in The Guardian and 4 stars in The Irish Times). The project brings together English, Scottish & Welsh musicians each drawing upon their own musical upbringing, adding a subtle Celtic folk influence to the project. Luft’s own playing & writing has also been heavily influenced by London-based West African guitarists such as Congolese Soukous master Mboka Liya, with whom he studied for some years.
Rob Luft – Guitar
Joe Wright – Sax & Electronics
Tom McCredie – Bass Guitar
Corrie Dick – Drums
“Guitar virtuoso makes enticingly vivacious debut” The Guardian”
…a singular talent, a fluent improviser and a composer of catchy, earthy, infectiously upbeat tunes. There are echoes of west African high-life, English folk, indie rock and various strands of contemporary jazz, but Luft’s sound is joyously original, robust and in-your-face…” The Irish Times
“So young and so talented!” Jamie Cullum, BBC RADIO 2
“With Riser, Luft has produced a debut album of remarkable originality, strong compositions and he’s assisted by a formidable quartet of musicians whose natural sensibilities and talents only serve to enhance the project.” All About Jazz (USA)
THE YOUNG JAZZ GUNS
Continuing our policy of a support slot that showcases young, (and we do mean young) jazz talent, the Guns include NYJO Academy Big Band & Royal Academy of Music Junior Jazz students. Trumpeter Gabriel Taylor leads this ridiculously talented young band.
DJs Felix (of Farley’s fame) and Paul Puskas spin the very hippest in vinyl jazz, latin, funk and vintage RnB. With the last live band set finishing at around 11.15, and a late bar ’til 1am, our JazzUp DJs invite you to hit the dance floor and party in earnest.
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Tickets are available from Robin Campbell – MUSIC on line, with no commission charge. These tickets are available for collection at Club 85 reception from 7.45pm.
Note 1: Club 85 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 5 minute stroll from the station.
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PLEASE NOTE THAT LAST SEASON’S (2017-2018) LOYALTY CARD IS STILL VALID.
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Future JazzUp Dates:
Saturday 25th May 2019
Saturday 29th June 2019
Saturday 28th September 2019
Saturday 26th October 2019
Saturday 30th November 2019
Saturday 28th December 2019
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