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Sarah Gillespie and Gilad Atzmon

THE SARAH GILLESPIE QUARTET featuring Gilad Atzmon

Contemporary Jazz-influenced singer-songwriter

Thursday 13th Jan 8pm
Bonington Theatre

Tickets £12
£10 concs/£5 students/kids go free



Sarah Gillespie (guitar & vocals) Gilad Atzmon (clarinet, accordion & sax) Enzo Zirilli (drums) Ben Bastin (double bass)

Critically acclaimed Anglo-American singer-songwriter Sarah Gillespie mixes jazz, blues and urban folk accompanied by maverick producer and jazz composer Gilad Atzmon. Touring with her new album, Gillespie has played extensively across the UK and Europe, building a loyal fan base enchanted by her high octane performances.

JAZZ IN THE BAR - 7:15PM-7:55PM
THE PAUL RICARD TRIO


PREVIEWS

References to hot topics such as uranium enrichment are sadly thin on the ground in contemporary jazz. But there's plenty of lyrical grit on the immersive second album from Sarah Gillespie, In The Current Climate (Pastiche Records). The singer/guitarist's debt to 1960s Greenwich Village folkies is evident not just in her politics but also in her Beat-like verbal collages ('Cinnamon ginseng bootleg bourbon Calvados Berlin') and beautifully controlled associative word strings, all delivered with her distinctive vocal mixture of dark romanticism and punkish attitude...the song arrangements are never less than fresh and engaging, thanks partly to the witty contributions of her principal accompanist, Gilad Atzmon. Gillespie begins a tour tonight and is well worth catching live.' METRO

'Beat-poet adventurer strays beyond the bounds of singer-songwriter' Mojo ****

'Lovely, poetic... so strikingly fine that you wonder how you can have missed her the first time' Mail on Sunday Adam Woods Mail on Sunday ****

'Utterly wonderful, a unique way with words, terrific guitar playing, and not just great songs, but totally original music. Brilliant, the bee's knees!' Robert Wyatt, 2010

"There's real pleasure and wit in her wordplay...Atzmons perfectly placed lines wind and weave between her delicate finger picking guitar...A bracing blast of freshly spun music, from an emerging artist who has something to say and says it with a real wild beauty.' Bass Guitar Magazine

'Sensational, breathtaking album' Rainlores World of Music


Tickets Available from:

BONINGTON THEATRE - High Street, Arnold ( 0115 956 0733 )




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