Bristol European Jazz Ensemble Doors open 7.30 pm Concert 8 pm.
Tickets £12 on the door, £10 online Concessions £7 students/unwaged/income support.
Bristol, Europe’s Green Capital in 2015, has long had a world-famous cultural buzz about it. It draws in talented players from around the world and several of these come together in this new band. Whilst original its influences straddle Fusion to Free Form, Township to Turkish, Monk to Soul.
Dave Mowat: BEJE started when I felt ready to make my own jazz statement again. Bristol jam sessions were a mecca for musicians from all over the world like tenor player Frenchman Julien Alenda and Italian bassist Pasquale Votino. We’d all worked with Swedish-Syrian pianist Anders Olinder. Jams are where I met guitarist and now oud player Knud Stuwe and altoist Len Aruliah. Then I thought of the concept of a band of European musos based in Bristol. I count myself in with them as I’m Swiss on my mother’s side. Julien put me on to young Tony Williams-like Italian drummer Paolo Adamo, also new to Bristol six years or so ago.
I’d been writing music all along so needed an outlet. It reflected my life’s ups and downs: a walking pilgrimage’s adventures, the birth of a daughter, feelings about Palestine and the Middle East I’d visited several times, and musically it had all my influences: Miles, Masekela, Gil Scott Heron, the freeform ecstasy of Coltrane, Sun Ra and Keith Tippett for instance, but also hymns.
Our first proper gig was in the summer of 2014 at The Fringe Bristol. BEJE was busy for a couple of years, making 2 CDs. A high point was working with Dutch singer Anne Chris whom I’d met at Jazzahead in Bremen in 2015.
Venue Phone: 01823 337477
Venue Website: http://www.creativeinnovationcentre.co.uk/Address:
Creative Innovation Centre CIC, Memorial Hall, Paul Street, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 3PF, is conveniently located in Taunton Town Cente with a multi-storey car park just metres away and another single storey car park just 2 minutes away. Marks & Spencer’s car park is next door to us but can get busy. We have our own cafe bar and sell refreshments to help support fund raising for our Community Interest Company.
January 26, 2019
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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