Friday  06.01.23

Doors 5.00pm – programme begins 6.30pm

Saturday 07.01.23

Afternoon: Doors 12 midday – programme begins 1.30pm

Evening: Programme begins 6.30pm

Sunday 08.01.23

 Doors 12 midday – programme begins 1.00pm

PROGRAMME

FRIDAY 6th Jan 2023

Doors 5.00pm – programme begins 6.30pm

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FILM: THE LAST OF THE BLUE DEVILS
Kansas City’s musical heritage with Count Basie & more

A fascinating and musically thrilling documentary that charts the heyday of Kansas City jazz, set – oh yes – in a musician’s union version of a social club!

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THEO MAY’S ODD UNIT
Theo May/Will Bracken/Ali Watson/
Alex Temple-Heald/
Gustavo Clayton-Marucci

Keith and Julie Tippetts’ most celebrated protegé, Theo May is a strikingly original and imaginative violinist and bandleader

who made an incredible impact at the recent Tippett Celebration event in Bristol.

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KAREN STREET’S L’ESPRIT DU JAZZ
Karen Street/Sam Dunn/
Charlie Pyne/Katie Patterson

Inspired by French swing, Latin and Tango alongside original compositions and jazz standards, the band is led by
Karen Street’s scintillating accordion style (as featured alongside Martin Taylor, Guy Barker, Nikki Iles and many,
many more).

Afternoon: Doors 12 midday – programme begins 1.30pm

SATURDAY 7th Jan 2023

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REBECCA NASH’S REDEFINING ELEMENT 78
Rebecca Nash/Nick Malcolm/Paul Michael/ Matt Fisher/Jamie Leeming

‘At the vanguard of innovative and compelling new music’ said Downbeat Magazine! Rebecca Nash’s singular talent as pianist, composer

and bandleader finds an exquisite balance between finely wrought arrangements and swathes of creative improvisation.

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MATTHEW BOURNE
Solo piano

A recipient of numerous awards and accolades and fearless progenitor of several acclaimed albums, Matt Bourne takes the keyboard out to places no-one could have imagined but which engage and enthrall.

Evening: Programme begins 6.30pm

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ROBERT MITCHELL’S TRUE THINK
Robert Mitchell/Tom Mason/
Saleem Raman/ Zayn Mohammed/ Liselotte Ostblum

Featuring original music and lyrics inspired by the rapid political, cultural and environmental changes of recent days,
True Think led by pianist/composer Robert Mitchell blend 30 years of skill, exceptional talent and experience with the cutting edge of
today’s music.

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ORPHY ROBINSON
Solo vibraphone project

A celebrated and award winning multi-instrumentalist, Orphy, with a stellar career spanning 40 years, is one of the select few UK musicians signed to the legendary US Jazz record label ‘Blue Note’.

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PAUL DUNMALL QUINTET

Paul Dunmall/Steven Saunders/

James Owston/Jim Bashford/

Richard Foote


The indefatigable, inexhaustible, ever creative Paul Dunmall – one of the most outstanding saxophonists and improvisers on the international scene - brings us this new quintet - his choice of leading young players.

Doors 12 midday – programme begins 1.00pm

SUNDAY 8th Jan 2023

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COMFORT IN CHAOS
Harriet Riley/Pete Judge/Jo Silverston/ Stevie Toddler/Caelia Lunniss/
Matt Brown/Jj/Georgie Ward

Led by vibraphonist Harriet Riley and trumpeter Pete Judge, this project, commissioned for the charity 1625 Independent People which supports young people who are homeless, leaving care or at risk, mixes music and spoken word, sometimes unadorned and direct but always passionate in expressing truth through art.

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ANDREW MCCORMACK
Solo piano

As the pianist with a fundamental role in bands with Soweto Kinch, Jason Yarde and, currently, touring with Kyle Eastwood, Andrew McCormack’s solo career is equally adventurous, as evidenced by the 5 star reviews for his recent solo album.

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JAKE MCMURCHIE QUARTET
Jake McMurchie/Dan Moore/
Riaan Vosloo/Matt Brown

‘If there were a prize for forming bands with instantly distinctive sounds, Bristol-based saxophonist Jake McMurchie would surely carry it off’ - London Jazz News. Definitely a Bristol A-Team, led by Get The Blessing’s hard-driving front man, the quartet round off the Weekend programme with the commitment and energy of capital-J-for-Jazz.

Bath Jazz Weekend 2023 is generously sponsored by The Great Wine Co, Minuteman Press and Widcombe Social Club

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