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New Jazz Club Opens in Taunton Somerset with Award Winning Line-up for 2014

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The Creative Innovation Centre, Paul Street, Taunton is moving into its 2nd year of operation and is delighted to announce a fabulous line up for its new Jazz Nights on Thursdays in 2014.
CICCIC has become one of the best places in Somerset for culture vultures and creative people, appealing not only to music fans but attracting a wide audience for visual arts, theatre, and business focused events.
jazz band lineup poster for live music somerset2014 kicks off with Conjunto Gringo on January 16th at 7.30pm – Cool jazz and sexy salsa what a fabulous combination! Conjunto Gringo is Andy Hague’s new project reflecting his love of Cuban and other Latin music, in which the quintet is expanded to octet by the addition of another trumpet, trombone and congas. The band features some of Bristol’s finest jazz soloists in tunes by Tito Puente, Mongo Santamaria, Afro Cuban All Stars and even some latinised Stevie Wonder.
CICCIC’s director Richard Holt said, “CiCCiC is all about new, exciting cultural and creative events – great music, art & theatre from the South West and beyond, and giving audiences some surprising, memorable experiences that open up new worlds without dumbing down. In these challenging times, we thought it was crucial to send out a positive message about culture in Taunton and Somerset – it’s still thriving and we are working hard to deliver fantastic events for audiences and artists.”
Night Train also performs on January 30th and is a new locally based quartet lead by saxophonist Tim Hill. The band play modern jazz and grooves from bebop to Marvin Gaye and  features some of Somerset’s finest young players including guitarist  Ben Modley, bass player Sean Davies and drummer Ian Evans.
Night Train draw on a wide variety of influences from funk, Latin, gospel to free jazz to create an exciting, rhythmic and accessible music for head, feet and heart.
THERE’S A WHOLE LOT MORE TO FOLLOW in February…….
Creative Innovation Centre CIC is proud to host the National award winning jazz quintet ‘Moonlight Saving Time’. Winners of the 2013 Emerging Excellence award from the Musicians Benevolent Fund and recently voted ‘Best Newcomers’ at Marlborough Jazz festival, Moonlight Saving Time is a contemporary jazz quintet who combine bold improvisation with atmospheric grooves and world rhythms to create a unique sound in contemporary jazz.
Led by vocalist Emily Wright (“terrifically talented” – The Telegraph) and featuring acclaimed trumpeter Nick Malcolm the band features five, up-and-coming jazz musicians who are committed to creating authentic, exciting music and who all play an equal role in defining the overall sound of the band.
Andrew Knutt also director of CICCIC said “I cannot believe that we have such a great line-up and the talent is just amazing. Plus with our exclusive venue that fits 120 people these events are personal and up close making the experience even better than most. So if you fancy a pint or glass of wine and great music come on down”.
So culture and quality live music is alive in Taunton and Somerset and with such a fantastic venue with bar and loads of parking near-by you’ll be guaranteed to enjoy a great night out.
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