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Blue Note Jazz with Daniel Pogorzelski Quartet – Fri 1st May

Doors 7.30pm. Concert 8.00pm. Tickets £10 online. £12 OTD.

We have the pleasure of bringing some of the best jazz players from the South West to perform this amazing and intimate concert at CICCIC’s Memorial Hall, and as one of the directors favourite jazz bands you assured a quality performance both technically and musically.

About Daniel Pogorzelski Quartet

The DPQ (Daniel Pogorzelski Quartet) play straight ahead acoustic jazz influenced by 50s/60s/Blue Note Era and have twice supported Pete Long and his Goodmen (Ronnie Scott’s Big Band) – 2014 Benny Goodman & Glenn Miller – 1939 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert.

Daniel Pogorzelski
Tenor and soprano saxophone player. Professional woodwind instrument technician, and jazz maniac as his friends called him. In truth, he can honestly admit to fall in love with jazz many years ago. In the past being involved with some fusion jazz projects and avanguard experiments. Nowadays plays with big bands, New Orlean influenced street music (LittleBigHorns), jazz fusion projects and enjoying very exciting project with his DPQ quartet.

Richard Llewelyn
Brought up in a jazz mad household he has been playing guitar since he was 7. He has worked in education, played with Arcadia Jazz Band for 18 years and has been fortunate to work alongside artists such as Kathy Stobart, Tony Roberts, John Critchenson, Rosemary Squires, Pete Strange, Chris Gradwell and Henry Lowther and played in support bands for the likes of Humphrey Lyttleton, George Melly and Kenny Ball. He has regularly ‘woodsheded’ with Tony Roberts since 2008 developing musical ideas and techniques and regularly deputises for other bands. He currently regularly plays with DPQ, Tony Roberts, Rachael Roberts & the Gatsby Gang and Duncan Anselm’s Blue Note project.

Ian Evans
A Professional drummer and percussionist from the South West. Starting his playing career at the tender age of 3, he has spent many years honing his musical skills with various outfits including his own ensemble, Apollo Jazz, at Bath Spa University and during a stint with NYJO. He prides himself on being versatile and always using his ear. He loves playing most styles of music but jazz, latin and funk are his favourites. Ian is proud to be a Roland Teacher Ambassador and JHS KeyPlayer.”

Jim (James) Pullen
Based in Weston super Mare in Somerset playing double bass, bass guitars and trombone along with band and orchestral conducting, arranging and composing. Jim currently holds the MD and bass chair with the Boulevard Big Band and also plays with the 12 piece brass group Bold Brass. Jim is also currently the MD of the North Somerset Community Brass Band Do peer into orchestral pits if you visit the theatre, you might just see Jim there. Jim has played professionally since the age of 19 and has been lucky enough to have toured the world playing concerts and gigs from Hong Kong to Las Vegas and Japan to Africa. Jim joined the RAF as a Musician of which most of his time in the mob was spent with the Central Band the Sqadronaires Big Band.

Check out some of their smooth blue note jazz sounds:

  • DPQ Jazz NightMay 1, 20207:30 pm - 10:30 pm



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.

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