Friday 18 October. 20:00 – 22:30.
At Crookes Social Club
Full £15, Over 60s, disabled and unemployed £12, Student with NUS card £8, 15 – 17 year olds £3, Under 15s Free. CASH ONLY on door.
Advance tickets available from www.ticketsource.co.uk/sheffield-jazz at the same net price as on the door.
Binker Golding: sax; Sarah Tandy: piano; Daniel Casimir: bass; Sam Jones: drums
Binker Golding’s Band is a new group put together by the eponymous tenor saxophonist best known for playing in the MOBO award winning band “Binker & Moses” and with Zara McFarlane, Moses Boyd’s Exodus, Ariwo, Ashley Henry, Mr Jukes and others. Featuring one of the most in-demand young jazz pianists Sarah Tandy, expect original compositions taking from everything including straight-ahead jazz, grime and soul music, whilst differing greatly from his work with “Binker & Moses”.
Binker is a London-based tenor saxophonist, composer and conductor. He grew up in Enfield, north London, and graduated from the BA Jazz degree at Middlesex University in 2007. He is best known for making up half of the group “Binker & Moses” who released their debut album “Dem ones” in 2015 and “Journey to the mountain of forever” in 2017 and “Alive in the East?” in 2018. The group have won various awards: MOBO best jazz 2015, Jazz FM award U.K best jazz act 2016, Jazz FM award Breakthrough act of the year 2016, Parliamentary Jazz award Newcomer of the year 2016. Binker is also known for being the saxophonist in Zara McFarlane’s band and Moses Boyd’s Exodus and he has featured on acclaimed debut albums by vocalist Joy Ellis and pianist Sarah Tandy.
Swiftly rising to become one of the most in-demand players of her generation, Sarah Tandy has performed on keys for Jazz Jamaica, Nu Civilisation Orchestra, Maisha, Nubya Garcia, Nerija, Clark Tracey and many more. She is also a member of Ronnie Scott’s House Band.
Growing up in West London in a strong musical family, she learned to play piano at an early age and eventually went on to study classical piano at a conservatoire and was subsequently a finalist in BBC Young Musician of the Year. However, by the time she reached her early twenties, the language of classical music no longer seemed adequate to express her own experience. Studying at Cambridge University, she soon found solace in playing jazz and this period away from London gave her the time and space to work out who she was as a musician. It was her residency at the Servant Jazz Quarters in Dalston where she forged a connection with saxophonist Binker Golding and others. It was her first real insight into the way jazz in London was heading and the types of people that were engaging in the music. She has performed at the Love Supreme Festival, Berlin Jazz Festival and performed twice with her trio at the Ronnie Scott’s International Piano Trio Festival. In an earlier incarnation, she has also appeared as a classical soloist with the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Sarah released her debut album ‘Infection in the Sentence’ in 2018.
‘ what Tandy does at all times, however fast her fingers are flying, is to convey a sense of soul and lyricism’… Richard Williams, thebluemoment.com.
‘Sarah Tandy has a superb touch, voices beautifully and plays with a great sense of time’… Mike Hobart, Jazzwise.
Daniel Casimir attended the Birmingham Conservatoire Jazz Course between 2008-2012 and began studying the double bass under the tuition of Mark Hodgson and Arnie Somogyi. During his time at Birmingham Conservatoire, Daniel was also taught by legendary bassist Dave Holland and received several performance opportunities, such as to perform in the Trondheim jazz festival and participating in a project with Saxophonist Chris Potter. Jon Turney describes Daniel’s performance: “Outstanding for me, though, was Dan Casimir on bass. He did everything a bass player should, cruising with the orchestra, responding creatively to the soloists, duetting impressively with Potter on one number.” Daniel left Birmingham in 2012 with a first for his final performance.
Daniel decided to further his skills as an improviser and composer by completing a Masters at Trinity Laban Conservatoire, supported by scholarships from the Savile Club and Help Musicians. Whilst at Trinity Laban Conservatoire he participated in public Conservatoire events such as a performance in Ronnie Scott’s and at the Southbank Centre as part of the London Jazz Festival.
Since finishing the formal aspect of his musical training, Daniel has had the opportunity to perform with the following artists; Julian Joseph, Jason Rebello, Benet Mclean, Lonnie Liston Smith, Nathan Facey, Shane Forbes, Chihiro Yamanaka, Ashley Henry and David Lyttle. Daniel also performs regularly and has recorded with the Clark Tracey Quintet (Meantime, Jubilation), Tom Harrison (Unfolding in Tempo), Jasmine Power (Stories and Rhymes) and Camilla George (Isang). Daniel is the winner of The Musicians’ Company’s Young Jazz Musician Award 2016.
Sam is a South East London-based drummer and electronic musician. He has trained as a member of Aldeburgh Young Musicians, studied Jazz with Gary Crosby through the Tomorrow’s Warriors development programme and spent a year studying at Trinity Laban Conservatoire. As a sideman he has toured with artists such as Zara McFarlane, Charlotte Dos Santos, Obongjayar and more whilst also working on personal projects such as Cesca and Barrell Jones Music.