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When Sat 28 October 2017 from 19:45 until 00:00
How Much £10.00
More Details JazzUP! presents...The Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet!

“The Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet has a sound all its own, despite having influences from all over the world. This sound is one of beauty, love and hope...”~ Budd Kopman, All About Jazz (USA)

The Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet is a fresh new collaboration between Israeli UK resident drummer/composer Asaf Sirkis, known for his work with the Lighthouse trio (ACT), Gilad Atzmon, Tim Garland, Larry Cornell and John Abercrombie, and Polish vocalist/composer extraordinaire Sylwia Bialas.

“Come To Me is more than merely a fine vocal jazz album, since like other singers such as Norma Winstone, Bialas uses her voice as an instrument and not just as a means of expressing lyrics, whilst her colleagues provide sumptuously arranged and executed music.”~ Roger Farbey, All About Jazz (UK)

The quartet features bassist Kevin Glasgow, and the acclaimed Tom Hewson on piano and keyboards. With an emphasis on band interaction and sheer joy of playing, this band elebrates music from both collaborators, covering a wide range of influences such as contemporary classical music, Polish folk, South Indian & Middle Eastern musics as well as a wide range of dynamics – from the most delicate ballad all the way to high-energy electric virtuoso lines and everything in between. Expect soulful melodies, atmospheric sounds with strong grooves, full colour electro-acoustic jazz with an ethnic touch and some uncommonly used instruments and sound effects. The quartet’s latest album ‘Come To Me’ was released 2014 at the London Jazz Festival and the band has been touring in the UK and Europe since.

“Come To Me, is a true tour-de-force of musicianship and innovation....this is what music is all about: colorful, infinitely creative, and full of heartfelt, emotional intensity. Each musician is such a talent unto themselves that when playing together you cannot help but feel completely transported to a better place while you listen."~ John Prichard, (USA)

We are also delighted to welcome our first support band to JazzUp - the Hitchin Boys’ School Jazz Band. This will become a regular feature and gives aspiring young and local jazz musicians the opportunity to share the stage with the nation’s leading professionals.

L I N K S-

Entry £10 in advance. £12 on the door.
Doors 7.45pm

Advance Tickets will be available from:
Farleys, Hitchin
Jolly Brown Hitchin
Gatefold Record Lounge Hitchin
Bar 85 Hitchin
David's Music Letchworth
Unikorn Stevenage
and on line from from WeGotTickets

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16+ with photo ID - younger patrons can be signed in at the door by a responsible adult and earplugs are available upon request.

Downstairs bar open until 1am.

Like all our gigs this show finishes well in time for the last trains North and South to Cambridge/Peterborough and London and we are just a 5 minute stroll from the station.

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