Nick Hempton Trio – FRI 06/10/17

Nick Hempton is an alto and tenor saxophonist, composer and bandleader producing new music in the modern/mainstream tradition. Calling New York home since 2004, he headlines clubs throughout the city, as well as concert halls and festivals around the world. Influenced by the greats of the instrument- Dexter Gordon, Sonny Stitt, Cannonball Adderley, etc, and informed by a youth misspent playing Rhythm & Blues and Ska in his native Australia, Hempton’s jazz is original, approachable, and always swinging…

“Highly entertaining, hard-driving and solid swinging modern jazz… creative, intense and superb.” – Edward Blanco, E-JazzNews

A 15 yr veteran of the NYC jazz scene, Australian saxophonist NH is making a rare trip home to celebrate the release of his new album “Trio Stonk: Live at Smalls”. Known for “big fat grooves, a real sense of swing, strong melodies and even stronger rhythms” (AAJ), Nick along with the crack rhythm team of Sam Castan and Aaron Nolan, will be bringing the atmosphere of the legendary Greenwich Village jazz club to JMI Live for one rousing night of New York jazz!

Friday 6th October 2017
JMI Live 10 Exhibition St Bowen Hills
Tickets $10 entry on the door
Main set from 8pm
Open jam sessions from 6pm-7:30pm and 10pm-late
licensed bar ~ all ages

 

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