Hugh Pascall Quintet

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Hugh Pascall Quintet

Fri 31 03 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 10:45 pm

Hugh Pascall Quintet  

31 March at Crookes Social Club,
8.00-10.45 pm, doors open 7.20 pm

Hugh Pascall: trumpet/flugelhorn
James Allsopp: sax/clarinet
Liam Dunachie: piano/ Rhodes
Oli Hayhurst: bass
Jay Davis: drums

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Award winning trumpeter Hugh Pascall has developed a highly respected career on the UK scene as a sideman and now leads his own band. Described by London Jazz News as “an outstanding soloist”, his music is straight-ahead jazz with melody, a lyrical, vibrant and modern approach to post-bop jazz. He cites Freddie Hubbard, Wayne Shorter, Coltrane and Miles as inspirations, resulting in a broad range of tunes from beautifully lustrous ballads to irresistibly bouncing bops. Expect interpretations of choice standards alongside new compositions from his much anticipated debut album ‘Borderlands’ released in 2022.

“Pascall impresses with fluent, lyrical solos that unfold gradually and gracefully” – The

Hugh Pascall studied jazz at the prestigious Royal Academy of Music with Gerard Presencer, graduating with first class honours. Winner of the Academy’s 2005 Scott Philbrick Jazz Prize Winner, he was one of the first Sir Elton John Scholarship holders and also studied at the Paris Conservatoire. His eclectic career has included performances and recordings with a huge variety of artists including pianist Hans Koller, Tony Kofi and Dennis Rollins and a variety of projects; Birmingham Jazz Orchestra, E17 Large Ensemble, the Dave Ferris Septet and New York’s The Last Poets. His debut album ‘Borderlands’ was released on his own label, Attica Records, named after the creative space and recording studio that Pascall runs in his native Nottingham and this quintet features musicians who appear on the album.

“The most beautiful, elegant and melodic delivery” – London Jazz News

James Allsopp is a multi-instrumentalist and composer who led a band called “Fraud” whose album was shortlisted for the 2007 BBC Jazz Award. A graduate from the Royal Academy of Music he started his own bands and received the BBC Jazz Award for innovation and a Ronnie Scott Jazz Award for his first album. As well as working with his own projects he has played as a sideman for Dr John, The Last Poets, Django Bates, Polar Bear and Jamie Cullum amongst others.

Liam Dunachie studied music at Trinity College, Cambridge and won a scholarship to study jazz piano and arranging at the Guildhall School of Music where he studied with Nikki Iles among others. He has gone on to play piano and Hammond organ in groups led by Jim Mullen, Dennis Rollins, Derek Nash and Nigel Price. Liam also works in musical theatre and has worked widely as both a Musical Director and keyboard player.’

“…Dunachie, a pianist of exceptional versatility…” – London Jazz News

Oli Hayhurst has played with a wide range of jazz, classical and world music stars including Vanessa Mae, Alison Balsom, Kirk Lightsey, Maria Ewing, Kit Downes and Ian Shaw and has featured on over 60 albums. Oli has had long associations with UK artists including Zoe Rahman, Tim Whitehad and Julian Siegel. As a member of Ray Gelato’s Giants from 2008-15 he toured all over Europe, north Africa and Brazil and was a regular in Pharoah Sanders’ quartet for European dates.

Jay Davis is an award-winning drummer and composer. A proud recipient of the Yamaha Jazz scholar prize, Jay studied at Leeds College of music and the Royal Academy of Music respectively. Jay plays in several creative projects as well as leading his own band Badtrad and contributing as co-leader to Big Bad Wolf alongside Owen Dawson and Mike de Souza

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Ticket Prices

Full – £16
Over 60, disabled, unemployed – £14
Student with NUS card – £9
15 – 17 year olds – £4
Under 15s – Free

We encourage you to book tickets online in advance, to avoid missing out and to make life easier and safer for our Door Team.  It will be possible to pay for entry at the door (preferably by contactless payment) if seats are available.

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Fri 31 03 2023
8:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Event Category:


Sheffield Jazz


Crookes Social Club
Mulehouse Road, Sheffield, S10 1TD + Google Map
0114 266 0114