Friday 31 January. 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.
Fergus McCreadie: piano; David Bowden: bass; Stephen Henderson: drums
Do not miss this gig! Although you may not yet have heard of him Fergus McCreadie is a phenomenal young pianist and his trio is one of the hottest, most exciting young groups in European jazz at the moment. Their concerts, highlighting their thrilling virtuosity, brilliantly attuned collective dynamism and their music’s huge emotional charge, have earned five-star reviews and an invitation to appear at Ronnie Scotts’ International Piano Trio Festival in 2019. They have also featured at Oslo and Stockholm Jazz Festivals. “Simply outstanding” – Jazzwise
Playing music that reflects the Scottish landscape and traditions while honouring the American and Nordic jazz legacies, they brought audiences to their feet across Northern Europe during their Spring ’19 tour and followed that by winning the Best Album title, for their debut, “Turas”, at the Scottish Jazz Awards in June 2019. The album has since also been shortlisted for the Scottish Album of the Year award, featuring in the final ten out of 293 entries, a rare achievement for a jazz group.
The three musicians, who are among the leading lights of the thriving Glasgow jazz scene, met while studying on the jazz course at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in the city, and soon after forming the group, they won the Peter Whittingham Jazz Prize in 2016. McCreadie, a finalist in the 2018 BBC Young Jazz Musician contest has since won the Best Instrumentalist title at the Scottish Jazz Awards 2018 and has been nominated in the Best Album and Best Newcomer categories of the Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2019. Bowden won the Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year title in 2017 and along with Henderson (a Jazzwise One to Watch in 2018) was awarded the Peter Whittingham Jazz Prize with the group Square One in 2015.
“Simply outstanding” – Jazzwise
“A virtuosic technique…high in emotional depth” – Tommy Smith
“Think Erik Satie running on Islay Malt rather than Absinthe” – The Scotsman, 5* review of Turas
“Citing preeminent pianists McCoy Tyner and Esbjorn Svensson might seem to be placing too much of a burden on a 20-year-old’s shoulders but these are the names that immediately spring to mind on listening to Fergus McCreadie’s debut” ……..Prodigious, cascading technique while communicating warmth of personality” – The Herald review of Turas
“real personality … lucidly atmospheric … fire and virtuosity” – The Times