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Roger Beaujolais Quartet @ The Victory Club

Wed Jul 9, 02:09 PM

The sound of the vibraphone is one that could pall pretty quickly in the hands of an inexpert player. But Roger Beaujolais is the polar opposite of that: a consummate musician who has taken the instrument to another level.

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Forthcoming Events

Mon Nov 24, 08:00 PM Tommy Smith / Brian Kellock Duo @ Studio Theatre at the Everyman, Regent Street, Cheltenham. GL50 1HQ

Tonight we are being treated to two of the bedrocks of the thriving Scottish jazz scene. Tommy Smith is no stranger to Cheltenham, the last time I saw him he was resplendent in his kilt!

Tommy was born in Edinburgh and was playing the saxophone at twelve, after gigging around Scotland in his teens he was taken under the musical wings of pianist Vincenzo Crucioli, later winning a scholarship to Beklee and the rest is a history, albeit a very musical one. He joined Blue Note then back home Linn records, later he formed his own label “Spartacus Records” in 2000.

Tommy founded the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra in 1995 thus cementing his reputation well into the bedrock of the Scottish scene.

With Tommy tonight is another Scottish stalwart, on piano, Brian Kellock. Again, born in Edinburgh, Brian has ventured south (and west) to play with a host of big names from Sheila Jordan to Charlie Rouse.

In Brian’s homeland his main project is his own Trio, which first appeared as the rhythm section for seminal Scottish band, the John Rae Collective, as long ago as 1988.

Just two very talented guys playing in the intimate space of the Everyman Studio should be special. To make it extra special they have requested no PA, so this will be superb.

But, as space is limited don’t forget to book early! Tickets are £13.00 from the box office: 01242 572573 or on line: www.everymantheatre.org.uk