Something a bit special for this, our last gig in May (bank holidays curtailing us at both ends) as we welcome a new project from one of the most exciting young musicians coming up in the capital, trumpeter and composer Miguel Gorodi!
Miguel Gorodi Nonet:
Miguel Gorodi – trumpet / compositions
Tori Freestone – flutes
Michael Chillingworth – alto sax / clarinet
George Crowley – tenor sax / bass clarinet
Kieran McLeod – trombone
Ralph Wyld – vibraphone
Ray Hearn – tuba
Conor Chaplin – double bass
Dave Hamblett – drums
Regulars to The Oxford might remember Miguel’s excellent playing from the Barry Green Sextet back in February, or even further back to an excellent duo with drummer Dave Ingamells some years before – this week he brings something different, a recently formed stellar nonet to play his own compositions. Featuring some of the most sought-after members of the young London scene, the nonet plays music influenced by the likes of Steve Lehman, creating rich and complex textures from deceptively simple melodic and rhythmic motifs with some incredible improvising thrown in for good measure!
This will be the bands second gig, following a debut at the Jazz Nursery last Summer – come down and see what Miguel has come up with – you won’t be disappointed!
As ever, doors at 8:30, music from 9; entry £10 / 5.
See you there!