Tonight we cannot be accused of living in the past because tonight we are bang up to date with the Partisans! Having said that, they have been around for quite a while now being consistantly applauded for their modern approach.
The Partisans are headed by Julian Siegel, sax and bass clarinet, Julian has worked the UK and European jazz scene now for many years notching up many tours and collaberations in that time, including many visits to Cheltenham. He has won many awards, individually and for an album in 2011.
Sharing the limelight with Julian is another Cheltenham favourite, on guitar, Phil Robson. Phil is a man of many styles and talents and is involved with more band than most people have hats. In 2009 lifting the prestigious Jazz Musician of the Year Parliamentary Jazz Award.
On drums, another old favourite, we have Gene Caldarazzo, an American jazz drummer, born in New York, but currently residing in the UK where he is a visiting tutor at the Birmingham Conservatoire, the Royal Academy of Music, Trinity and the Guildhall. The last time Gene was here, he was backing Jonathan Gee.
On bass, Thad Kelley, Thad, a much acclaimed and versitile bassist is quite at home with blues, rock or Celtish and happily tonight with jazz.
So, four highly talented musicians, mix them all up and we have The Partisans, don’t miss it!
Tickets (cash/chq only) £14, CJ Members/Concessions £12.
Available at the door, or (cash only) from Millennium Music, 26 Winchcombe Street
Cheltenham GL52 2LX