The Gaz Hughes Sextet Plays Art Blakey
As part of a 22 date tour, the Gaz Hughes Sextet comes to Davenham.
Gaz first came to wider public attention as the original drummer in the Matthew Halsall Band and featured heavily on the early recordings of the Gondwana label. A particular highlight was recording the album “On The GO”, which won THE BEST JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR – Gilles Peterson Worldwide Awards, 2012 and was nominated Best Jazz Album MOBO Awards, 2011.
His drumming influences include the school of melodic drummers such as Max Roach, Alan Dawson and Jeff Hamilton. Gaz is specifically inspired by the drummers that are able to spell out form and melody when they improvise.
As a sideman, Gaz has also performed with many UK and international Jazz artists including: Scott Hamilton, Harry Allen, Marshal Allen, Greg Abate, Alan Barnes, Bruce Adams, Mark Nightingale, Digby Fairweather, Tina May, Art Theman, Gilad Atzmon, Julian Stringle, Roy Williams, Enrico Tomasso, John Hallam, Ben Holder, Brian Dee, Dave Newton, Remi Harris, Tim Kliphuis, Dean Masser, Neil Yates, Arun Ghosh, Matthew Halsall, Nat Birchall, Adam Fairhall, James Allsopp, Ivo Neame and Uno Prism. He is also a long standing member of the Tom Kincaid trio.
Gaz has had the pleasure of performing and recording across many different genres. Pop artists that Gaz has worked with include: Patti Boulaye, Suzi Quatro, Ray Quinn (X Factor), Rick Guard (Platinum selling artist and musical writer), Kristyna Myles (Mobo nominated artist).
As well as performing and recording, Gaz’s teaching commitments include Salford University and Manchester Metropolitan University.
His sextet’s line up is:-
Alan Barnes – sax / clarinet
Bruce Adams – trumpet
Dean Masser – sax
Andrezej Baranek – piano
Ed Harrison – double bass
Gaz Hughes – Drums
Tickets @ £10 can be booked by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning Harry on 01606 74502 or Dave on 01606 44253. As we average an attendance of 60 with a capacity of 70, it’s always advisable to book.
Doors and Bar open 7:30pm
Music at 8:00pm