Friday 9th December sees a grooving double bill, beginning with Calvin Travers and closing with Adrian Ingram’s Cookbook.
Award winning guitarist Calvin Travers brings a new exciting duo project alongside drummer Alasdair Wells. Graduating from Leeds College of Music in 2014, Calvin has since received two Jazz North introducing awards and the prestigious Peter Whittingham Award both as part of electronic outfit ‘Stretch Trio’ and polyrhythmic Jazz outfit ‘Wandering Monster’ playing highly acclaimed venues all over the country.
Now performing with his new group, Calvin brings memorable melodies, intense grooves and high-energy improvisation and interaction with a unique approach to ensemble playing.
Utilising samples and electronics, this duo creates vast sonic landscapes and intricate melodic patters resulting in a sound far greater than the sum on its parts.
Adrian Ingram spent his formative years listening to the guitar and organ groups of the 1960s
He has had a successful guitar playing, and teaching, career including 15 years as Senior Lecturer in Jazz Guitar (CLCM), 14 jazz guitar related publications, 7 cds and 5 dvds, as well as prestigious gigs like; The Flamingo, The Marquee and Ronnie Scotts (London), The Zinc Bar, Birdland and Long Island guitar shows (NY), NAMM and John Pisano’s Guitar Nights (LA).
The group Cookbook grew out of a regular gig in York, with the aim of supporting and paying tribute to HJGS festival headliner Terry Smith, who also had a fantastic organ trio with Bob Stuckley (organ) and Chris Karen (drums) in the 60s.
Jez Platt is also a long-time enthusiast of the organ trio, and brings his special brand of soul and funk to the Cookbook.
Paul Smith is everyone’s first-call drummer in West Yorkshire, and adds those Grady Tate, Joe Dukes ingredients with all of the skill and enthusiasm for which he is renowned!