A jazz quartet like no other; this one is fronted by Mark Cherrie, a steel pan player who is one of the few players in the world playing this instrument in a jazz context. As a vastly experienced steel pan player, he has developed a completely unique voice on an instrument that for some, still remains a novelty instrument. The close intimate space of the 1000 Trades will suit this unique
The band itself comprises some of the UK’s most highly respected jazz musicians. John Donaldson won the prize for best soloist at the San Sebastian International Jazz Competition in 1980, before moving to California in 1982, working with some of the finest musicians there, including Eddie Henderson. John Donaldson returned to London in 1993 has since been working with Iain Ballamy, Art Themen, Clark Tracy, Alan Barnes, Don Weller, John Etheridge, Dick Pearce and Norma Winstone. He has also accompanied visiting soloists, Art Farmer, Conte Condoli, Freddie Hubbard, Buddy de Franco/Terry Gibbs, Scott Hamilton, Ingrid Jensen and Jon Gordon. Eric Ford is in demand internationally at drum clinics and festivals with stellar jazz group Partikel and many other international artists, such as Maciek Pysz, Matt Chandler and Mornington Lockett. His versatile and expressive playing has earned him a fast-growing reputation across a wide range of jazz styles. Mick Hutton is a first-call bassist and has worked with so many jazz greats, including Harry Beckett, Julian Argüelles, Iain Ballamy, Django Bates and Ken Stubbs (First House), the Chris Biscoe Sextet and Bill Bruford's Band Earthworks. In addition, Hutton worked throughout his career with Alan Barnes, Peter Erskine, Tina May, Jim Mullen, John Scofield, Alan Skidmore, Tommy Smith, John Taylor, Stan Tracey, and Kenny Wheeler.
Line Up: Mark Cherrie- steel pan; John Donaldson– piano; Mick Hutton- double bass & Eric Ford- drums
Advance: £12.50/£10.00/£7.50 Members/Students £3.00
On the Door: £15/£10/£5
Pre Gig Workshop Free