Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Jazz in Sherborne this Saturday

Theo Travis Quartet plays at the Plume on 22nd April

We had this message from Sherborne Jazz.

The superb season of contemporary and modern jazz at sherborne jazz continues on Saturday 22nd April at 8:00pm at The Plume of Feathers with a performance by the highly talented saxophonist and flautist, Theo Travis.

Theo inspired the sherbornejazz audience when he played here last season with John Etheridge. He's a firm favourite in London's jazz scene and can be heard regularly at the capital’s premier jazz hot spots, and we are very lucky to have tempted him west for a night of top grade jazz at sherbornejazz .

Theo will be complimented by Andy Hague’s Bristol-based trio with Jim Blomfield piano, Dave Goodier double bass, and Andy Hague on drums.

Please note our new telephone number for enquiries and bookings: 07980 122880

Theo has made a name for himself for his soulful playing style and fine compositions and, whilst jazz is undoubtedly where he feels most at home, but his musical experience has benefited widely from forays in to both the world of classical music and into rock. Theo studied classical music at Manchester University and, in 1999 joined the legendary rock group Gong, with whom he toured world-wide and co-wrote the album Zero to Infinity.

The list of musicians with whom Theo has played alongside reads like a who’s who of British jazz, with stints along side Jim Mullen, Slim Gaillard, Dick Heckstall-Smith and Tony Coe, to name but a few. Plaudits have included nomination for ‘rising star’ at the 1996 and 1998 British Jazz Awards, and praise as being “one of the very best young tenor players of this or any jazz generation in Britain” by trumpeter and presenter Digby Fairweather.

In July 1994, Theo appeared on a one-hour interview on New York radio station WKCR-FM. He was also commissioned to write new music for the 1926 Hitchcock silent film The Lodger which was performed live in September 1996 as part of the Derby Metro's 100 Years of Cinema Festival. Theo was acknowledged by Penguin author Nicholas Royle as one of the inspirations behind his novel Saxophone Dreams.

Entrance is £12 for non-members, £10 for members and £7 for students (with ID) and accompanied under 18’s. Please pay on the door.For further information visit or call 07980 122880. See also www.theotravis.comDoors open at 8.00pm with the music starting around 8.30pm - 8:45pm.

The Editor

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