CICCIC Music Festival 2016 v5 – Jazz Special – Helping Raise Much Needed Funds for CICCIC – Sat 4th June
Sat 4th June 7pm-12am. Tickets just £10 for seeing 3 amazing jazz bands and all proceeds to go to not-for-profit org CICCIC with many more events throughout 2016 to make up CICCIC Music Festival.
Since CICCIC started in 2012 Taunton has seen a major shift in arts and culture and many people have found a home for their creative thinking and practice, but as a not-for-profit organisation with no public funding we struggle to keep our doors open so now’s your chance to help us raise much needed funds for CICCIC while enjoying an amazing night out seeing some of the best musicians from the UK.
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This amazing line-up of songwriters, guitarists, bands and singers bring the whole spirit of CICCIC to life in Taunton on Saturday 2nd April and an excellent price for hearing from well-seasoned artists from a range of genres.
We are very excited to have:
- The Little Big Horns
- Right Side of the Turf
- Daniel Pogorzelski Quartet
Licensed bar available. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.
About The Bands/Artists
Daniel Pogorzelski Quartet
The Daniel Pogorzelski Quartet/Quintet play straight ahead acoustic jazz influenced by 50s/60s/Blue note.
Daniel Pogorzelski – Tenor and soprano saxophone player. Daytime – professional woodwind instrument technician, after hours, 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 (back in Poland) being involved with some fusion jazz projects and avanguard experiments. Nowadays mainly plays with big bands and enjoying very exciting project with his quartet.
Matt Evans – Over his years of playing, he has played a variety of different musical styles: from side drum in Symphonic Orchestras and Wind Bands to Heavy Rock bands and Jazz Quartets on drum kit. He has supported such acts as ‘Labyrinth’ at the 2012 Olympic Torch relay visit to Taunton and the Pete Long band performing Benny Goodman’s renown 1938 Carnegie Hall Concert. As he began to play more and more, he discovered that his love was jazz – especially Quartet Jazz from the ’50s and ’60s. Recently, he has focused on his passion for Quartet Jazz and co-founded an exciting new project – the ‘Daniel Pogorzelski Quartet’.
Richard Llewelyn – Guitar. Brought up in a jazz mad household he has been playing guitar for 43 years. 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, Kenny Ball and Aker Bilk. He has regularly ‘woodsheded’ with Tony Roberts since 2008 developing musical ideas and techniques and regularly deputises for other bands. He is very much enjoying playing in the Daniel Pogorzelski Quartet.
John Day – Has been playing Bass semi-pro since age 16 – When his day job became redundant in 1993, studied full time at Leeds College of Music. He has been pro ever since – Playing gigs, hotels & clubs, backing cabarets, residencies on holiday parks, cruise ships and theatre contracts.John is also experienced in arranging in all styles / genres of music.
The Little Big Horns
Funky brass, big beats, modern New Orleans street music and traditional jazz combine in this new band featuring some great local young players.
Up front and danceable, the band runs on the pumping rhythm section of drummer Jo Meikle and tuba player Tom Francombe. Trumpet players Joe Porter is another fine young local musician while the band is completed by the older but no wiser heads of Brian Pearson on trombone and sax player Tim Hill. The players can often be seen in Def Tone 17 and the Big Noise Street Band, both regulars at the CIC. As well as contemporary brass feels the band dip into Swing and New Orleans jazz history.
Right Side of the Turf
We are awaiting bio and this will be posted soon.
More Music to Come
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