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When: Friday 31 March
Time: 7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Cost: £10.00 – £19.50
Location: The Event SpaceShare:
The Red Hot Jazz Club presents
Featuring Jake McMurchie
*N.B. Advance ticket sales will stop on Thursday evening. A limited number of entry-only tickets will be available to purchase on the door on Friday evening.*
The Red Hot Jazz Club is very happy to welcome Bristol based piano trio Yetii, bringing their original compositions and versions of popular songs from The Beatles, Joni Mitchell and Nick Drake, alongside reworked jazz classics.
Yetii creates a sound world of complex yet consonant harmony supporting simple, singable melodies. Solos morph into intense group improvisations that focus on interlocking, minimalist fragments: a shared single voice that ebbs and flows between and within the band’s original compositions.
The band has been playing together for 5 years, with a monthly residency at The Greenbank in Bristol to a regularly sold out crowd. The band released their debut album ‘Live at The Greenbank’ in November 2022 to critical acclaim.
“A trio of fluent and wildly inventive improvisers” – London Jazz News
“Sensitive, nuanced and not afraid of understatement- always performed with personality, wit and humour… A great outfit to watch!” – Alex Merritt
“Long has developed into the kind of musician who makes bass solos interesting” – The Jazzmann
“Expect improvised goodness” – Bristol247
Plus, there’s the option to enjoy a delicious dinner from The Old Tannery while you watch the show.
Alex Veitch – Piano
Ashley John Long – Bass
Alex Goodyear – Drums
Plus, guest Jake McMurchie – Sax
ALEX VEITCH is a Bristol based pianist, composer, arranger, and teacher. He performs regularly at venues including Ronnie Scott’s, The Vortex, and Cafe Oto, including a current bimonthly residency upstairs at Ronnie Scott’s. He has studied with teachers at both the Royal Academy of Music and Guildhall School and writes the music for Yetii alongside his electric trio AVTRIO. Alex also plays prolifically as a sideman including with MADLY, Samantha Lindo, Family Business, and Bristol Street Music, and counts Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett and Brad Mehldau among his main influences.
ASHLEY JOHN LONG is an award-winning virtuoso double bassist and composer. He has performed and recorded internationally with some of the UK’s leading Jazz musicians, including John Law, Keith Tippett, Hans Koller and Nigel Price, whilst his work as a soloist has seen the premiers of numerous new works for solo bass. He also works as an educator and is a lecturer at Cardiff University and Coleg Gwent.
ALEX GOODYEAR is a Cardiff based Drummer, Bandleader and Composer. Since graduating from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in 2019, he has become a regular of the South West Jazz scene, working with artists including Sam Crockatt, Alan Barnes, Steve Fishwick, Denny Ilett, and Rebecca Nash. Alongside working with Yetii, Alex’s current projects include John Law’s “Re-Creations” Quartet, and the “Energizer” Trio, co-led by Alex Merritt on sax and Ashley John Long on bass.
JAKE MCMURCHIE currently plays with Get The Blessing and The Jazz Defenders alongside other projects and he’s played with Bobby Shew, Pee Wee Ellis, Fred Wesley, Portishead, Massive Attack, Super Furry Animals, Nadine Khouri, The Goon Sax, The Invisible Pair of Hands, the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and with the great Portuguese singer Fernando Tordo at the National Theatre in Lisbon.
Friday 31st March
Entry: £10 advance (£12 on the door)
Leek & Cheddar Pie with Greens*: £9.50 (advance booking only)
Chicken, Pancetta & Leek Pie with Greens*: £9.50 (advance booking only)
*For special dietary requirements, please contact The Old Tannery restaurant on [email protected] or 01458 440558.
Please note food options are subject to change.
For more information about this event, please contact [email protected]
18’s and over only
Please note, tickets are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled
The Red Hot Jazz Club