Liane Carroll

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Lovedays, Quay Road, Charlestown

Date: Wednesday 4th October 2017
Time: 20:00

 

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Liane Carroll – vocals, piano / Roger Carey – bass

Liane Carroll has been a pillar of the British jazz and soul scene for over thirty-five years.

Born in London and raised in Hastings; from the beginning of her musical career at the age of fifteen, she has dedicated her life to creating a deep and abiding connection with audiences all over the world through her exceptional talent, versatility and ability to truly interpret a song.

Along the way she has collaborated with such diverse artists as Paul McCartney, Gerry Rafferty, Long John Baldry, Ian Shaw, Claire Martin OBE and drum and bass outfit London Elektricity with whom she headlined in 2016 at Finsbury Parks Hospital in the Park festival.

She appeared with them again at Glastonbury Festival 2017.

Equally at home in intimate jazz venues and vast performance spaces, in the summer of 2016 Liane took part in the BBC Late Night Proms performing at The Royal Albert Hall with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra Of Scotland.

 "She has the remarkable ability to sing every song totally from the heart as if she has just written it herself."
 Jazz Line-Up (BBC Radio 3)

'She is one of the most fantastic jazz singers and pianists in the world. She's a real star." BBC Scotland.
 

'Liane Carroll doesn't just sing jazz. She is jazz. This is of the highest quality. Believe.' Mojo.

The Craig Milverton Trio

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'Tribute to Oscar Peterson'

Lovedays, Quay Road, Charlestown

Date: Wednesday 20th September 2017
Time: 20:00

Craig Milverton is firmly established as one of Britain’s top jazz pianists. "A master of whatever he chooses to perform", Humphrey Lyttleton, "An extravagantly gifted pianist with an unrivalled sense of swing"  Dave Gelly. He has been recognised by winning the Jazz Piano Category of The British Jazz Awards in 2010. 

In his latest project, 'A Tribute To Oscar Peterson' Craig pays homage to probably the greatest of all Jazz Pianists, and his biggest influence, Oscar Peterson. This show highlights all the great recordings of Oscar from his biggest hit 'Tenderly', to his best-selling Album 'Night Train' and also focuses on his great compositions including ‘The Canadiana Suite’ celebrating his homeland of Canada.
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Miracle Theatre - The Third Policeman

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Tregrehan Gardens - Tregrehan Par

 

Date: Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th August 2017
Time: 19:30

Miracle Theatre presents The Third Policeman'

Written by Flann O’Brien
Adapted by Bill Scott, Meiert Avis and Robert Bayley.

This summer Cornwall’s Miracle Theatre ventures into a world somewhere between Alice in Wonderland and Father Ted, where the earth is not round but sausage-shaped; where eccentric policemen fall in love with bicycles and you can visit eternity via a rickety lift, hidden beside a lane in the heart of rural Ireland.
With its hilarious characters, streaks of dark humour and unforgettable plot twist, The Third Policeman earned its author, Flann O’Brien, a world-wide reputation as one of Ireland’s great comic geniuses.

Flann O’Brien’s scorching wit and delicious turn of phrase, combined with Miracle’s delight in physical comedy and absurdity, has to be a winning combination.

Fans of this cult classic and newcomers alike should expect the unexpected!

What people have said about The Third Policeman:

Wild, fantastic, magnificently comic.’  Graham Greene
‘Flann O’Brien assaults your brain with words, style, magic, madness, and unlimited invention.’ Anthony Burgess
‘A real writer with the true comic spirit.’ James Joyce

What people have said about Miracle Theatre:

Every Miracle production is a guaranteed winner’ West Briton
‘Miracle are a joy – go and see them!’ Western Morning News
‘Eclectic & Ingenious!’
The Stage

AUDIENCE NOTE: Everyone is welcome at a Miracle show.
There is an age recommendation of 8 years plus. This is a rough guide as there is nothing ‘unsuitable’ in the show - lots of younger children have been enthralled by Miracle’s past productions, people know their child’s preferences!

Miracle Theatre Website

 

The Button Band

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Heligan Kitchen

Lost Gardens of Heligan

Date: Wednesday 10th May 2017
Time: 20:00

 

  • Andrew Button – Guitar
  • Andrew Woolf – Tenor Saxophone
  • Dave Manington – Bass 
  • Marek Dorcik– Drums & Percussion

 

The Button Band is a new project from up-and-coming London-based guitarist and composer Andrew Button, showcasing his highly personal writing style.

Drawing on this wide range of styles and influences, The Button Band play gentle, considered, melodic jazz using simple melodies and forms as a starting point for improvisation.

The Musicians have worked with -

Andrew Button – (Martin Speak, Gareth Lockrane, Jim Mullen, Led Bib, James Alsop, Tori Freestone, Tim Giles, NYJO)

Andrew Woolf - (Clube do Choro Afrik Bawantu , Bobby McFerrin, Kenny Wheeler,Norma Winstone)

Dave Manington - (Mark Lockheart, Pete Wareham, Gwilym Simcock, Pete King, Martin Speake, Alan Barnes)
 “Reminiscent of Bill Frisell’s cross-genre explorations” - London Jazz

“Upbeat township swing straight out of the Loose Tubes mould, good-humoured and infectious.”  - Geoff Winston

"I love The Button Band!"- Kit Downes

The Button Band   website

Oxley-Meier guitar project

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Two master-guitarists -fiery interplay- jazzesque

 
Date: Wednesday 22nd March 2017
Time: 20:00

“Don’t fall into the trap of assuming that this is something exclusively for guitar buffs, or even jazz buffs. If you love music of any kind you’ll probably fall for this”. ~ The Observer ★★★★ March 2015

The above review was one of many 4-star reviews for their 2015 release, ‘Chasing Tales’. (MGPCD016).

Following the album’s February release, the duo toured the UK extensively in 2015 (60+ dates),  plus a further 25-date tour in the spring of 2016 - consistently garnering more-than-generous reviews from the national and specialist press!

Oxley & Meier
were invited by Jazzwise to be the first ever featured artists to have a covermount CD attached to the magazine (December/January edition)!

The duo will be releasing their new album ‘The Colours of Time’ in February 2017, to coincide with another major UK spring tour (35 dates). This is their most ambitious album to date, in that it is a ‘double: one disc in duo format, the second in quartet with bass and drums.

Expect a dazzling display of contemporary fare, ranging from Turkish panache to soundscapes of latin America to English pastoralism. Hear this played on nylon string, steel string, electric, 12 string, fretless, slide, guitar-synth, glissentar guitars and more!

For their live gigs, the Oxley-Meier Guitar Project aim to entertain by playing with a spontaneity and an intuitive interplay between them that keeps them fresh and fired up from gig to gig. The duo therefore comes to the performance with what they hope are the audiences anticipations: to expect the unexpected!

‘A fascinating fusion opulent with evocative splendour’:  MOJO  ★★★★
(Listed as No. 3 in the top 10 jazz albums of 2015)

‘CD of the week’: The London Evening Standard ★★★★

‘Top ten CDs of the year’: The Telegraph ★★★★   

‘’This album captures the lightning in a bottle effect created by the union of two perfectly matched artists and is already the front runner for my album of the year.’:  Jazz Views ★★★★

Pete Oxley  ~ Guitar 
Pete began his musical career in Paris before relocating to the UK in 1997. Shortly afterwards he opened The Spin jazz club in Oxford which has now been shortlisted 4 times by a Parliamentary group as ‘The Best Jazz Venue In The UK’. Pete regularly performs with some of the world’s leading jazz artists including Chris Garrick, Gilad Atzmon, Tim Whitehead, Dave O’Higgins, Bobby Wellins, John Etheridge and his own band Curious Paradise. He has now released 10 critically acclaimed CDs featuring his original compositions.  www.peteoxley.com

Nicolas Meier
  ~ Guitar
With his unique style that is a blend of Metheny-esque jazz and Turkish inspired world music, Nic has toured extensively around the world with his band the Meier Group, sharing the bill with some of the biggest names in jazz including Bill Evans and Brad Mehldau. This wonderful band (featuring sax maestro Gilad Atzmon) won the overall prize for ‘best band’ at the Juan-les-Pins jazz festival! He also tours with Jeff Beck.

Pete Oxley   website             Nicholas Meier    website  

Please note that this event is being held in 'Heligan Kitchen' at the Lost Gardens of Heligan

 

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