Back by popular demand, The Pat Davey (Jazz) Quartet, playing Duke Ellington – from Ragtime to Post-bop, will be hosted by the Oxted & Limpsfield Music Society for another exciting evening featuring some of the country’s most talented current jazz musicians.
The concert will take place on Saturday 6th May 2017, 8 pm, at Bawtree Concert Hall, Baily Building, Hazelwood School.
About Duke Ellington
Ellington is one of the originators of big-band jazz. He led his band for more than half a century, composed thousands of scores covering a wide musical spectrum from Ragtime to Post-bop and created one of the most distinctive ensemble sounds in all of Western music. The Pat Davey Quartet hope to provide a taste of the full arc of Duke Ellington’s artistic output within the intimacy and freedom of an improvising small group.
About Pat Davey
Pat’s playing career has taken him all over the world; from New York to Hong Kong, Paris, London and Cape Town. He is a vastly experienced session musician and a highly proficient composer and arranger and regularly plays sessions on TV and radio, as well as performing in London jazz hot spots, such as: Ronnie Scott’s, Pizza Express and The Vortex. Find him at www.patdavey.com.
The line-up of the Quartet also includes:
Arthur Lea on piano has been hammering honky tonks since his hands could first reach the keys. He sings a retro brand of rhythm n blues, irregular riffs, and southern soul. In and out of London with his own music and other bands, he gigs greatly, writes constantly, promotes events, records, produces and teaches.
Jon Shenoy on saxophone and clarinet. Jon is a saxophonist, clarinettist and composer/arranger living in South London. A talented improviser and creative spirit, he plays a wide range of music and leads a number of celebrated ensembles.
These are all jazz musicians of international repute who have come together in a project specially created for The Oxted & Limpsfield Music Society.