Jazz Jam Low Moor Club
Thursday 23 May 2019
From 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Venue: See below | Tickets: FREE!
This is a post-festival gig by new band Maisha. Maisha's spiritual jazz is a part of a tradition leaden with traditions, histories and stories. Maisha carve out out their own style through that weight of expectation: they take stock of that history, channelling the greats like Pharoah Sanders, while filtering their own influences – ranging from jazz to Afrobeat – through every part of a musical process. It’s a sound which rests on trance-inducing rhythms, instinctive musical interchange and repeated, deeply enriching melodic refrains, a combination which has made for their own singular sound.
The six-piece group, led by bandleader Jake Long, brings a fresh slant to the weighty spiritual jazz tradition. Their 2016 debut EP was released through Jazz Re:freshed (whose weekly shows and record label are an institution for forward-thinking jazz), and was part of We Out Here, Brownswood’s early 2018 record which documented London’s genre-bending, jazz-influenced underground. They’ve been featured on Boiler Room, supported the Sun Ra Arkestra, and played at Church of Sound, a live series that’s quickly become a staple of the emergent scene.
Friday 12 July 2019
From 7:00pm, Stage: 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Venue: Clitheroe Rugby Club, Littlemoor Rd, Clitheroe BB7 1EW Tel: 01200 422261 | Web: www.clitheroerugby.com | Tickets: £12/£10 members / under 16s £5 | Book Now: Available soon from The Grand
Touted as ‘one to watch’ by Jazz UK, Ginger Tunes is the creation of Merseyside sax player Mike Smith. Playing jazzy soulful music this will be a perfect accompaniment to a cool summer evening...
About Mike Smith
'Having been brought up in a musical environment, it was inevitable that Mike would make a name for himself as an artist in his own right, but not without earning his spots first.
Mike has paid his dues as a sideman over the last fifteen years with the likes of Elkie Brooks, Tony Hadley, Kid Creole, Heather Small, ABC and Sandi Thom.
In 2016, he was asked to work alongside the international brand CREAM as their sax and keys player for the CREAM CLASSICS tour in 2016-2018 with K-Klass and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
A musician from the age of 10, he went onto study at the prestigious Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, where he now teaches saxophone.
His diverse and wide ranging experience have given him kudos amongst his peers and he has become one of the most sought after sax players in the area.
Provisional line-up: Mike Smith (saxes), JJ Rio (bass), Jake Woodward (drums), Tom Stichbury (guitar).