Andy Hague with The Neil Maya Quartet
Wednesday 20 September 2017 8.30pm Toorak Hotel, Torquay
Andy Hague with The Neil Maya Quartet will be playing the uplifting music of Horace Silver, a mercurial pianist, composer and founder of a succession of quintets whose music appealed to audiences beyond jazz and who wrote some of the most enduring tunes in jazz and, the amazing Clifford Brown who stands as probably one of the best trumpeters in history.
Trumpeter and drummer Andy Hague has been a central figure in Bristol’s jazz scene for many years, both as a performer and organiser of the jazz venue The Be-Bop Club. He has recorded for national radio, television and film scores, as well as three CDs as band-leader. He has performed live at many music festivals and has also been active as a session musician, including the albums by Portishead and their ‘Live in New York’ video. Andy is also well known as a jazz educator, having taught under the banner of Bristol Jazz Workshops for over a decade.
Andy’s quintet toured nationally in 2007 receiving a great review in The Independent on Sunday ‘The collective impact of what amounts to a South – West super group was close to overpowering’
2017 highlights include appearing at Ronnie Scott’s as part of a big band backing US trumpet legend Bobby Shew, and performing at Swanage Jazz Festival with his Horace Silver tribute band Silverado.
The Neil Maya Quartet has been delivering high quality modern jazz throughout the south west, playing its own mix of self penned compositions and re-workings of standards for jazz festivals and clubs. Recently the quartet has also been very busy with its new venture, the Brubeck Project, which it brought to SpeakeasyTorquay in July 2016
Line up; Andy Hague: trumpet, Neil Maya, tenor sax, Tom Unwin, piano, Kev Sanders Bass, Gary Evans Drums.