Events


Events at Zeffirellis

Ambleside Days 29 08 2019

date calender icon Thursday 29th August

Ticket for this concert only £35. Book online below.

Full Festival pass [includes all 6 concerts] £145 to book please ring 015394 33845, do not book online.

First Set – Mike Walker Guitar, Gwilym Simcock Piano,and joined by Thomas Gould violin – Second Set The Tim Garland Trio ‘Re-Focus’, with Thomas Gould, Violin and The Singh Quartet.

August 29 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

£35

Long-time collaborators Mike Walker and Gwilym Simcock have produced some of the most interesting compositions in recent contemporary jazz. They will be joined in tonight’s performance by the virtuoso violinist Thomas Gould.

Re-Focus.

Grammy award-winning saxophonist and composer Tim Garland celebrates jazz great Stan Getz’ 1961 cult hit Focus’,
joined by Asaf Sirkis; Drums, Yuri Goloubev; Double Bass, Thomas Gould; Violin, and the Singh Quartet.

Jazzwise magazine wrote of this work’s premiere at the 2016 London Jazz Festival ; ‘Taking an inspired collaboration by saxophonist Stan Getz and arranger Eddie Sauter, and in the process giving us a beautifully re-scored suite of tunes with immense scope to improvise……..Garland’s ability as bandleader to know just how far to push a tune, bend a note, challenge his audience, produced what must surely have been a highpoint of his stellar career’.

Cost: £145.00

Ambleside Days 30 08 2019 afternoon

date calender icon Friday 30th August

Ticket for this concert only £15. Book online below. Full Festival pass [includes all 6 concerts] £145 to book please ring 015394 33845, do not book online.

John Helliwell presents; When I Was Young. With John Ellis; Hammond Organ, and The Singh Quartet.

August 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm £15.00

We celebrate John Helliwell’s 75th year with ‘When I Was Young’.His distinctive saxophone and clarinet sounds have been heard by millions through his work with the legendary Supertramp. As the band rose to No.1 in the US charts in 1979 with ‘Breakfast in America’, John became a part of the soundtrack of our lives. ‘When I was Young’ celebrates John’s life in music, with specially-written and arranged music from British Composer Award winner Andy Scott. Joining John will be his long-time collaborator, Hammond organ wizard John Ellis, and the Singh Quartet led by Rakhi Singh.Beautiful and soulful melodies merge with a multi-dimensional sound-world as folk tunes, jazz classics and pop standards are re-imagined and elevated to a new level by these world-class musicians, with John as principal soloist.

Cost: £145.00

Ambleside Days 30 08 2019 evening

date calender icon Friday 30th August

Ticket for this concert only £35. Book online below.

Full Festival pass [includes all 6 concerts] £145 to book please ring 015394 33845, do not book online.

First Set – Gwilym Simcock; Solo Piano. Second Set – The Tommy Smith Quartet – Embodying The Light; The Music of John Coltrane

August 30 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

£35

Gwilym Simcock is one of the most gifted pianists and imaginative composers on the European scene, who has risen to international prominence through his work in recent years as a member of Pat Metheny’s group. Gwilym moves effortlessly between jazz and classical music with harmonic sophistication, a subtle dovetailing of musical traditions and jaw-dropping technique.

Tommy Smith Quartet – Embodying The Light, The Music of John Coltrane.

Tommy Smith – Tenor Saxophone; Pete Johnstone – Piano; Calum Gourlay – Double Bass; Sebastiaan De Krom – Drums.

Tommy Smith has established himself in the past 35 years as a major force in contemporary jazz, respected by his peers across the globe. His quartet’s interpretation of the spirit, repertoire and demands of the music of the great Coltrane quartet of the early 1960s is breathtaking in its scope and execution. Playing the gig without amplification – not even an announcement mic – and thus replicating the conditions to which the original band was accustomed, this is more than simply a tribute to one of the most influential musicians in jazz; it’s a powerful invocation of the dedication and skill that animated the original music.

Cost: £145.00

Ambleside Days 31 08 2019 afternoon

date calender icon Saturday 31st August

Ticket for this concert only £15. Book online below.

Full Festival pass [includes all 6 concerts] £145 to book please ring 015394 33845, do not book online.

Hermine Deurloo – Harmonica, Les Chisnall – Piano, Alice Zawadzki – Vocals and special guests

August 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

£15.00

Hermine Deurloo’s approach on the chromatic harmonica is both rich and varied, with effortless fluency. Initially a first-study saxophonist at the Amsterdam Conservatoire, at the same time she taught herself to play the harmonica. She has performed all over the world and with musicians such as Jim Black, Han Bennink, Tony Scherr, The Willem Breuker Kollektief, Candy Dulfer, Al Jarreau, and the Metropole Orchestra

Alice Zawadzki is a vocalist, violinist, songwriter and composer based in London. Her work as a performer, collaborator, composer and speaker has seen her gain considerable repute as ‘a genuine original’ (The Guardian), and a distinctive and individual presence on the creative European music scene.

Les Chisnall has worked with some of the world’s finest jazz musicians, including Kenny Wheeler, John Taylor and Mike Walker, among others. A fine improviser, and in much demand as an accompanist.

Cost: £145.00

Ambleside Days 31 08 2019 evening

date calender icon Saturday 31st August

Ticket for this concert only £35. Book online below.

Full Festival pass [includes all 6 concerts] £145 to book please ring 015394 33845, do not book online.

First Set – Tim Garland Weather Walker Trio. Second Set – The Impossible Gentlemen-revisited

August 31 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

£35

Weather Walker Trio, featuring Tim Garland, saxophones & bass clarinet, Jason Rebello, piano and Yuri Goloubev, double bass, will perform music from Tim’s recent critically acclaimed album ‘Weather Walker’, material characterised by Tim’s signature mixture of soaring melody, sophisticated composition and earthy folk influence.

‘Absolute essential listening’ – ★★★★★. BBC Music Magazine review of ‘Weather Walker’.

The Impossible Gentlemen. One of the finest and most adventurous contemporary jazz groups of recent years. Founded by Mike Walker and Gwilym Simcock, in 2009 with Steve Swallow on Bass and Adam Nussbaum drums, later on Steve Rodby replaced Swallow on Bass. This evening we see the two main composers Mike and Gwil joined by Yaron Stavi on Bass, and two drummers Asaf Sirkis and Bernhard Schimpelsberger, in what promises to be a powerful and exciting evening of contemporary jazz.

Cost: £145.00