Tuesday 19th November 2019
EFG London Jazz Festival - ANDREW McCORMACK’S GRAVITON
ANDREW McCORMACK piano, NOEMI NUTI vocals, JOSH ARCOLEO tenor sax, TOM HERBERT electric bass & JOSHUA BLACKMORE drums.
British pianist/composer Andrew McCormack has built a diverse international career with many appearances at major festivals and concert halls all over the globe. He is perhaps best known internationally as a long-standing member of the Kyle Eastwood Band but also has numerous projects under his own name including a trio, a duo with Saxophonist Jason Yarde and the pianist’s progressive jazz project, Graviton.
Andrew has also received commissions for classical orchestral and chamber concerts. In 2017, Andrew launched Graviton, a new band project which saw him in a more groove- based setting including vocals and a wider sound world closer to what might be described as ‘Prog-Jazz’. GRAVITON: THE CALLING, Andrew’s latest album in 2019, is a fully conceived work that follows the classic hero’s journey.
Whatever the genre, throughout his body of work, Andrew McCormack has managed to consistently demonstrate a compelling setting for his musical ideas, a platform for virtuosic improvisation and a constant revivifying and adaptive embodiment of the jazz tradition. “The highest level of musicianship you could possibly get together in one band.” Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio 2
Doors open: 7pm; Music: 8-11pm - £12/£10 advance
McMullen Real Ales and a variety of world beers, delicious wines, spirits and classic cocktails