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Organik Trio

Organik Trio

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Jet Collective

at Cafe.Bar.Contemporary

21 Oct 2010

The JET Collective is the new artist-led network formed in the East Midlands to provide performance opportunities and promote original contemporary jazz by emerging artists, both from the area and from other collectives and networks around the UK. The focus is to showcase up and coming artists performing largely original contemporary jazz and an opportunity to showcase new ideas and develop new audiences.

8.00pm Organik Trio

9.30pm trio VD

For the full programme and bio's click the More link below

The gigs will be a regular monthly slot featuring two acts and a seasonal event featuring a triple bill. The performances will mix acts from the East Midlands area with visiting acts.

8.00pm Organik Trio

The Organik Trio is a swinging 3 piece band featuring a real Hammond, guitar and drums. The band was formed in 2006 and mix originals, standards with a Hammond twist and classic newer tunes such as the Police’s ‘Roxanne’ and a version of ‘You’ve Lost that Loving Feeling’ with full Bossa treatment! The band lists their influences as Jimmy Smith, George Benson, Peter Bernstein, Sheryl Bailey, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Jimmy McGriff, Grant Green and the Deep Blue Organ Trio.

The band made its jazz festival debut at Newark in 2008 and have subsequently been put forward for the PRSF Promoter’s Choice Award following their performance.

The trio features Wendy Kirkland on Hammond. Wendy uses the Hammond XK3 Organ system and Leslie rotary speaker – the setup that sounds as near to the B3 without having to own a Transit and several monkeys to shift it. Wendy has featured in the Times top 5 jazz gigs and has played live on Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour.

Pat Sprakes is an exceptional guitarist who has played many of the UK’s leading festivals including Brecon, Edinburgh, Cheltenham, Manchester and Hull.

Caroline Boaden is an excellent professional drummer with a wealth of experience in all genres as well as session work.

The three musicians are keen to promote their trio on the UK jazz scene and will engage audiences with this classic instrumental line up.

Stop Press……Organik Trio nominated for Promoter’s award by organising committee of Newark Jazz festival.

9.30pm trio VD

trioVD is: Chris Bussey - Drums Christophe de Bezenac - Alto Sax/ Electronics Chris Sharkey - Electric Guitar

With influences ranging from Indonesian Gamelan to Math-Rock to Free Improvisation, trioVD have proved themselves to be amongst the most exciting and energetic bands associated with the Leeds Improvised Music Association (LIMA).

The past few years have seen trioVD blow away audiences at The London and Gateshead Jazz festivals. They have also been featured frequently on Radio 3’s Flagship Jazz show ‘Jazz on 3’.

trioVD’s appearance at the Time Out ‘On The Up’ festival was voted ‘4th best gig of the year’ in Time Out’s 2008 round-up. The band were also picked to be part of the BBC’s Introducing initiative in 2008 and their cover version of Radiohead’s ‘Nude’ was featured in The Guardian London Jazz Festival special in November 2008. trioVD’s debut album ‘fill it up with ghosts’ was released by renowned U.K Jazz label Babel (Acoustic Ladyland/ Polar Bear) on November 9th 2009. This debut album received considerable critical acclaim including being dubbed ‘Best Jazz album of 2009’ in Mojo magazine.

Performances in 2009 included a Leeds album launch which was recorded for broadcast on Jazz On 3, a London launch as part of the London Jazz festival, The European Jazz Network conference's 'Best of British Jazz' showcase in Glasgow and the Vilnius Jazz Festival in Lithuania.

2010 saw the band branch out further into Europe with performances in many international jazz festivals including Cheltenham, Glasgow, Kongsberg, Stockholm , Slovakia, and North Sea.

Further UK performances included a sell-out night night at Ronnie Scotts for the Brit Jazz festival and Canary Wharf Jazz Festival

What the press have been saying about trioVD’s ‘Fill it up with Ghosts’…

“…one the most powerful albums of instrumental music released in 2009” BBC Music

“…an extraordinary debut” Allaboutjazz

“…adrenaline-fuelled intensity…” 4* Time Out

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