Cambridge Jazz Festival: Elliot Galvin Trio
Saturday 17th November
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Elliot Gavin is one of the rising stars of UK jazz. A superbly gifted composer and pianist, whose maverick imagination and magpie like ability to blend a disparate world of influences into his own unique musical vision has seen him compared to Django Bates although in truth he sounds like no one except himself. From de-constructing standards to creating his own mirco-tonal melodica, Galvin’s music is both playful and deadly serious drawing on a wide range of influences from Keith Jarrett to Stravinsky, Ligetti, Deerhof and the Beatles as well as the films of David Lynch, the Dada movement and the literature of James Joyce.
Live he is utterly captivating, bringing a powerful sense of purpose to everything that he plays, and while his music is playful, he never allows the humour to sidetrack from the brilliance of his band or the seriousness of his intent. And whether swinging their way through a Sonny Clark tune, de-constructing a hoary standard, or getting funky on a melodica, the Elliot Galvin trio never forget that jazz is the art of communication – with each other and with the audience.
- Elliot Galvin – piano
- Tom McCredie – bass
- Corrie Dick – drums
+ special guests Sam Miles and Vij Prakash Quintet
Presented by Cambridge Jazz Festival
10+, under 18s to be accompanied by an adult
£11.00 inc. booking fee, more on the door
Students / Under 18s:
£8.80 inc. booking fee, more on the door