The Verdict Jazz Jam
Thursday 30th March Doors 7pm, Performance 9pm
John Banks - bass
Tristan Banks - drums
plus special guests
Every Thursday we're hosting an amazing night for jazz jammers, musicians come and sit in with the house trio and come hang with the best in the Brighton and beyond.
Beyond The Blue
Friday 31st March Doors 7pm, Performance 8.30pm
New Generation Jazz present
Beyond the Blue are an exciting, up-and-coming London-based Jazz band. They have played a number of sell-out shows in venues ranging from Hootananny Brixton to Milton Court Concert Hall as a part of the EFG London Jazz Festival, as well as opening for established artists such as Blue Lab Beats, Ebi Soda and Rosie Frater-Taylor. The recent additions of alto sax, tenor sax and cello, mark an evolution in the band’s sound, alongside new original material that draws influence from a wide range of genres: UK dance music, jazz and classical music. Their latest release, a four track live session, reimagines their previous quartet material in a dynamic septet setting that sets the tone for a future album release in 2023. Upcoming gigs include a set at Love Supreme (2023) on the New Generation Jazz Stage as well as a debut show in Bristol mid February.
“…their sound crosses genres and pushes boundaries whilst retaining their roots in the UK jazz scene.” - Voicemag UK (live show review), https://www.voicemag.uk/review/10984/review-future-jazz
Tristan Banks Quartet
Saturday 1st April Doors 7pm, Performance 8.30pm
Tristan Banks - drums/ composer
Alex Hitchcock - woodwinds
John Crawford - piano
Davide Mantovani- basses
“It's one of the best UK jazz releases of 2023” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Marlbank
“A triumphant piece of work” Blues and Soul Magazine
“A Landmark Album” The Jazz World
“A band of craftsmen playing the forms of acoustic jazz they relish, and their pleasure in that is infectiously palpable” John Fordham (Jazzwise)
“Human Rhythm Machine” Marcus Valle
“Where can I get those drums” Steve Winwood
As part of the "View From Above" Album Launch tour released on Ubuntu Music
Ubuntu Music is delighted to announce the upcoming release of View From Above, the debut album from UK drummer/composer/producer Tristan Banks, which will be released on 31st March 2023.
Tristan draws on over 30 years of experience as a sideman for many Grammy award-winning and platinum selling artists. Mixing influences from the jazz, Latin jazz and fusion idioms, the music is a unique combination of high-octane virtuosic performance and sublimely melodic composition. Banks brings together his long-standing musical friends--Paul Booth (saxes), John Crawford (piano) and Davide Mantovani (bass)--to articulate his musical vision.
Tristan Banks has worked as a recording artist and session musician building a reputation as a knowledgeable, versatile and authentic world-class drummer and percussionist. Working with many artists covering a wide field of musical genres including Roy Ayers, Steve Winwood, Dave Valentin, Beverley Knight, Hexagonal, David Gilmour, Peter King, Lewis Taylor, Guy Barker, Marcos Valle, Liane Carroll, Terry Callier, Da Lata, Jim Mullen, Carleen Anderson and Mayra Andrade.
'An incredible saxophonist, with something very unique and original to say'
Walter Smith III
‘Ridiculous technique and harmonic proficiency combined with progressive creativity that sees him leading the charge in terms of new jazz music being created in the UK’
Linley Hamilton, BBC Jazz World
'One of the important voices for the future of English jazz... a composer who creates wonderful foundations for his fellow musicians'
John Crawford is one of the finest Latin/Jazz pianists on the scene, and brings impressive technique and musicianship to his blend of jazz, flamenco and Latin. He has worked with the likes of Latin legends Airto Moreira and Giovanni Hidalgo as well as UK based artists such as Snowboy and Roberto Pla. In addition his non-Latin work includes gigs with the likes of Bjork, Tanita Tikarem and Kirsty McColl.
Davide Mantovani Since his arrival in London in 1991, He has built up a solid presence on both live and studio scenes, playing with some illustrious Jazz, World and Pop artists around: Lisa Stansfield, Tony Allen (Fela Kuti), Baaba Maal, Seckou Keita, Zoe Rahman, Jim Mullen, Andy Sheppard, Jason Rebello, Natacha Atlas, Mulatu Astatke, Nana Vasconcelos, Alex Wilson, Kuljit Bahmra, Justin Adams, Cheick Lô, Baseckou Kouyate, Cheo Feliciano, Herman Olivera, Aster Aweke, Jean Toussant (Jazz Messengers), Antonio Forcione and many others.