Rory Ingham Sextet

This is an exciting new band, also known as ‘Wakey Blakey’, led by Rory Ingham celebrating the music of the legendary Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. Their focus is specifically on the early 1960s Riverside and Blue Note recordings by the lesser-known sextet line up exemplified by the stellar front-line of Freddie Hubbard, Curtis Fuller and Wayne Shorter plus the powerhouse of pianist Cedar Walton. Featuring some of finest talent on the British Jazz scene this project demonstrates hard bop with a frighteningly fresh feel. Expect music that is wildly high-energy and unbelievably swinging. Led by trombonist, educator and composer Rory Ingham, who is a winner of the British Jazz Awards Rising Star award and will present this "superb" line-up playing music by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers.

Line Up: Alex Garnett - tenor sax, James Copus – trumpet, Rory Ingham – trombone, Graham Harvey – piano, Dave Green - double bass & Felix Ambach - drums