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Saturday, March 10th, 2018
6:30 PM
Bandleader and alto saxophonist, Duncan Anselm, recreates the Blue Note era with swinging American songbook standards and his own compositions. This is up-tempo cool jazz with finger-popping grooves and lively soloing at its best. And for one night only, they'll be joined by special guest, Nigel Price, the most dynamic and gifted guitarist playing on the UK  jazz scene. A classy finale to Jazz Jurassica's second season.

Alto saxophonist Duncan Anselm was a prominent player on the Bristol scene through the late eighties and early nineties, both with his own band and as an original member of Mingus Fingers. Having moved away from the area for 20 years, he is now living not too far away in North Dorset.

The band play hard grooving tunes from the Blue Note era from the likes of Hank Mobley, Grant Green, Thelonious Monk and Sonny Clark.

Over a career spanning more than 25 years, award winning jazz guitarist Nigel Price has become widely acknowledged as one of the hardest working musicians in the business. His career highlights include a support show for Gladys Knight at The Royal Albert Hall and an appearance on Van Morrison's recent album Keep Me Singing.

Starting his professional career in his early 20s, Nigel toured Europe with various reggae and funk bands before settling on a solo guitar career and turning his attention to jazz. Citing early influences as Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Nigel honed his craft by attending gigs and sitting in with the players of the time.

Nigel has played on more than 50 albums including 5 as a leader, spent ten years with acid jazz outfit The Filthy Six, was a member of James Taylor's band for 3 years (with whom he recorded 5 albums) and performed with the legendary David Axelrod.  He has also taught at The International Guitar Foundation at King's Place, London.

He has worked tirelessly to organise his own tours (including a 56 date tour in late 2016) and has picked up a Parliamentary Jazz Award (Best Jazz Ensemble, 2010), a nomination for a British Jazz Award (Best Guitarist, 2014) and a British Jazz Award (Best Guitarist, 2016) along the way.

Nigel is a regular performer at London's Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club where he has made more than 500 appearances.  He released his fifth Organ Trio Album, Heads & Tales Volume 2  in late 2016 to great critical acclaim. He is currently planning a further tour due to start in 2018.

Adrian Smith (bass), Richard Jenkins (piano), Andy Chapman (drums), Duncan Anselm (sax), Nigel Price (guitar)

THEY SAY:

"Nigel Price is probably the most dynamic and gifted guitarist on the British jazz scene today and this is the proof." All About Jazz

He's entirely captivating, magical and puts a unique and modern twist on classic soul-driven, hook-laden acoustic grooves - Acoustic Magazine

Tickets: £22 (includes 2-course supper)
Supper served 7-8pm
Music from 8pm