Pianist Alex Hutton (www.alexhuttonmusic.com) is a very fine pianist and composer with an ear for folk and classical influences. His extensive knowledge and feel for all styles of jazz is impressive and he’s equally at home performing at Ronnie Scotts, the New York club scene (Wynton Marsalis said of him “We haven’t had anything like this in New York for over 20 years”) or the myriad of great venues up and down the UK. His front line partner for this concert is the fabulous saxophonist Josh Kemp. Josh has collaborated with a who’s who of great British musicians and it could be said that his powerful no-nonsense, swinging style is just what the UK Jazz scene needs these days! We are delighted to have him and Alex at the club. The quartet is completed with the fine rhythm pairing of Paul Jefferies on double bass and David Ingamells on drums.
He brought the house down when he played at the Jazz Cave in 2019. Ben Holder specialises in entertainment! His foot tapping, dancing, violin-toting swing music concerts are becoming the stuff of legend and we are delighted to welcome him back to the Jazz Cave. Ben could accurately be described as one of the finest jazz violinists in Europe. He is famous for his pin-point accurate articulation, even at break neck speeds (we’re talking in excess of 300bpm if he chooses) but he is also gathering a reputation as a sensitive vocalist and mature composer. Ben’s music crosses 30s American classics with Hot-Club swing, plus a pinch of classical and Latin to create a heady mix that thrills and excites every audience he is placed in front of. For this concert Ben will return with his regular trio line (Ben plus Jez Cook on guitars and Paul Jefferies on bass) plus drummer Nick Millward. Grab your seats early, he is eagerly awaited!