Friday 24th November. 20:00 – 22:30.
At Crookes Social Club
Full £14, Concessions £11, Students with NUS card £7, 15 – 17 year olds £3, Under 15s FREE. Advance tickets available from www.sivtickets.com/event/sheffieldjazz at the same net price as on the door.
Julian Siegel: sax, bass clarinet; Liam Noble piano; Oli Hayhurst: bass; Gene Calderazzo: drums
A welcome return to Sheffield for a really great band. Over the last 20 years, Julian has built a reputation as one of the UK’s finest jazz musicians, and with the Quartet he has chosen to work with three of the most distinctive voices on the UK jazz scene, including pianist Liam Noble whose fluid touch and dazzling imagination perfectly complements Siegel’s playing. Adding the creative spark of drummer Gene Calderazzo and the deep groove of bassist Oli Hayhurst creates one of the UK’s most exciting and powerful quartets.
The music the band plays moves freely through varied sound-worlds and colours, from undercurrents of bop into electro-acoustic trance, from an acoustic quartet playing early-electric Miles to dancing West African drum grooves, searching ballads and joyful melodies.
The quartet have recorded two albums together, most recently Urban Theme Park, and will be releasing their third in early 2018.
“When the Julian Siegel Quartet perform live it’s a fantastic ride”…Jez Nelson, BBC Radio Jazz on 3
“There’s not a moment that doesn’t fizz with ingenuity and imagination”…Mojo Magazine
“A UK-jazz supergroup, this band sets the bar pretty high for the art of making idiomatic, eclectic contemporary jazz”…John Fordham, The Guardian
“The new material confirms this band are a superb vehicle for Siegel’s varied and adventurous compositions. These are four great players at the top of their game, and the result was unequivocally state-of-the-art.” …John Turney, London Jazz News
“Entirely distinctive and very original”… The Observer