Recent Reviews

Malija @ The Everyman Studio Theatre

Fri Oct 27, 02:29 PM

Ever since music stands started to appear on stage there has been a fierce debate as to whether, as an improvised art form, there is a place for the written score in jazz.

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Forthcoming Events

Mon Nov 20, 08:00 PM Tommy Smith & Brian Kellock @ The Everyman Studio Theatre, Regent Street Cheltenham, GL50 1HQ.

If you can cast your mind back to November 2014 you will recall this duo playing at the Studio, it was a magical evening.

For those that weren’t there, Tommy Smith plays sax and Brian Kellock piano are stalwarts of the thriving Scottish jazz scene. They are both used to playing in far larger bands than tonight, but here we are, in the tiny Everyman Studio, stripped down to a duo and totally acoustic. This is how the magic is created!

Book now or miss it!

Tickets are 16.00 from the box office: 01242 572573 or on line: www.everymantheatre.org.uk

Fri Jan 26, 08:00 PM The John Etheridge Quartet @ The Victory Club, Burlington House, Lypiatt Road, Cheltenham. GL50 2SY

Welcome to 2018 and welcome back to Cheltenham Jazz and (we’re doing a lot of welcomes here) to John Etheridge, a face we have’t seen for a, much overdue, time. Back in the day John was one of the stalwarts of the rock guitar (Soft Machine and all that) now, he still plays rock but also a very good line in jazz guitar.

John has worked with a host of people including a long stint with Stephane Grappelli, so although we don’t know, yet, who he’s bringing with him, they will be good.

Tickets (cash/chq only) £16, CJ Members/Concessions £14.
Available at the door.

Mon Feb 5, 08:00 PM Andrew McCormack's Gravitation Quintet @ The Everyman Studio Theatre, Regent Street Cheltenham, GL50 1HQ.

It’s good to have Andrew back on piano. He’s spent some time in NYC listening and exploring, his latest group Gravitation is the outcome of that time.

On vocals, Noemi Nuti, a New Yorker of Italian descent, started playing the harp at the tender age of eight. She discovered that she could sing and very importantly, she discovered jazz. After a move to London she has become firmly established in the UK jazz scene, with I suspect, a very NYC outlook.

Leo Richardson on sax, graduated from Trinity soon became established in London with his hard bop style, it will be interesting to see / hear what he does in this setting.

On bass and I suspect it will be an electric bass, Rob Mullarkey. Although he does rather like his giant uke!

Lastly, Anton Eger on drums, being Norwegian studied jazz at the Copenhagen Rhythmic Conservatory under Django Bates. He started his playing carreer with Django and with Jasper Holby, the remarkable bassist we welcomed in October.

Like a lot of jazz, this gig is going to be quite different, with the line-up, good different, so, don’t miss it book early!

Tickets are 16.00 from the box office: 01242 572573 or on line: www.everymantheatre.org.uk