Stan Getz - a Musical Portrait

EFG London Jazz Festival 2019

Thursday November 21

Stan Getz - a Musical Portrait

at The Other Palace Studio

From the late 1940s to the early 1990s, tenor saxophonist Stan Getz was one of the great, individual instrumental artists in jazz. Getz was remarkably consistent, producing album after album of poetic, swinging music.  Getz’s playing was always unmistakable, characterised by his singing, luminescent tone, his unmatched facility for elegance, passion and lyricism and an almost supernatural melodic creativity.

There’s a sense of Getz being somewhat underrated, perhaps even taken for granted. He had the temerity to achieve several commercial successes and his genius was very much of the invention-within-the-melodic-tradition variety. His very consistency probably worked against him, posterity-wise. In the end, whatever he was playing, and as brilliant as it was, it was always just Getz being Getz...

However, his choices in both in the material that he tackled and the musicians with whom he associated, show a notably intrepid attitude. Stan thrived on challenge and was dedicated to keeping his music fresh and vital, rarely taking the easy option. The result is a musical legacy among the richest in jazz.

This Getz - Musical Portrait is performed by established TOP favourites led by Chris Ingham - piano; and with stylish quality on tenor saxophone by Mark Crooks, supported by Arnie Somogyi -double bass & George Double - drums

 

Ingham has chosen well...an excellent collection featuring the superb saxophone sound of Mark Crooks...the band are in fine classic swinging form...extremely expressive” — LONDON JAZZ NEWS 

 

Performance 8pm

 
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Tickets £30, £25, £20

 

JBGB Events 2019 EFG London Jazz Festival presentation at TOP Studio from November 15-24, is our third and biggest yet series. We’ve tried to cater for all possible tastes.
 
 
There are three band events with the returns of last years sold out performers Down For The Count’s Big Band Bash: the remarkable Gareth Lockrane Big Band, andDixieMix with more New Orleans Early Years music
 
Evocative concerts feature the music of two saxophone giants, Stan Getz & Cannonball Adderley, with two more presenting today’s stars Derek Nash and Alexander Bone plus the samba infused music from Brazil with Luiz Morais 
 
Award winning vocalists Georgia Mancio and Gabrielle Ducomble present the music of wonderful women and Parisian Jazz & Tango.
 
With the Alan Barnes Octet of UK Jazz Greats, performing his Sherlock Holmes Suite - sub titled “The Sound Of The Baskervilles”, audiences at TOP Studio are in for a 10 day treat across eleven concerts.

Other forthcoming events in this series

BIG BAND BASH with DOWN FOR THE COUNT
@The Other Palace Studio

BIG BAND BASH with DOWN FOR THE COUNT

EFG London Jazz Festival 2019

Fri 15th Nov 2019 8PM Jazz
GEORGIA MANCIO – Open The Door: a celebration of female artists
@The Other Palace Studio
Sat 16th Nov 2019 8PM Jazz
Alan Barnes Sherlock Holmes Suite (The Sound of the Baskervilles)
@The Other Palace Studio
Sun 17th Nov 2019 7PM Jazz
Alexander Bone Quartet - featuring Nikki Iles
@The Other Palace Studio

Alexander Bone Quartet - featuring Nikki Iles

EFG London Jazz Festival 2019

Mon 18th Nov 2019 8PM Jazz
Derek Nash Funk Experience - with Louise Marshall
@The Other Palace Studio
Tue 19th Nov 2019 8PM Jazz