£5 Ticket to Jazz Discovery Thursdays: Hugh Pascall Quartet

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Thursday 27th June 2019

7:00pm - 12:00am

- 7:00pm till Midnight (Performance 8:00pm till 10pm)
- Perfect night to try the Jazz Club experience
- Classic Jazz & Middle Eastern Meze Menu
- Middle Eastern Meze Menu served until 21:30
- Doors open to the public free of charge at 10pm

Hugh Pascall is an award-winning trumpet player and composer. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London and at the Paris Conservatoire and has since developed a worldwide recording and performance career.

With wide and far-reaching influences from bebop to electronica, his sound is characterised by bold creativity of harmony and language, a rich tone and a melodic line. Exploring the music of post-bop inspirations such as Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw and Tom Harrell, alongside his own compositions and interpretations of tunes in the classic jazz tradition, Hugh brings an energetic quartet of star musicians from the UK jazz scene to Peggy’s each month, continuing his unique residency at the club, established in December 2018.

His eclectic career has included work with a huge variety of artists. He is currently performing with New York’s The Last Poets, has recently collaborated with Max Cooper and recorded for Jodie Abacus and Easy Life. He’s featured as a soloist on two albums for The Birmingham Jazz Orchestra, recorded and toured with Dave Ferris’ 2018 septet album Alphabets and has featured in the trumpet section of the E17 Large Ensemble for the last 7 years, while regularly performing at festivals and venues across the country as a sideman for numerous projects.

“An outstanding soloist” – London Jazz News

“Exemplary hard bop” – Jazz Journal

“The most beautiful, elegant and melodic delivery” – London Jazz News

“Fluent, lyrical solos that unfold gradually and gracefully” – The Jazzmann


John Turville - piano
John is one of the leading jazz pianists of his generation. London based and originally from Nottingham, he’s won multiple awards for his two trio albums including MOJO’s #3 Jazz Album of the Year and ‘Best Album’ in the Parliamentary Awards. He also won ‘Best Instrumentalist’ in the 2010 London Jazz Awards and the 2009 PRS Promoter’s Choice Award, and was a semi-finalist in the Martial Solal Jazz Piano Concours in 2010.

His latest quintet album Head First out on Whirlwind Records featured the Internationally renowned saxophonist Julian Arguelles and toured the UK to critical acclaim this year.

Dave Whitford - bass
Dave studied at the Guildhall and as one of London’s most respected bassists he can frequently be heard with numerous projects in the capital's top venues such as Ronnie Scott's, The Vortex, The 606 and The Jazz Cafe. He has also toured extensively nationally and internationally appearing at the Xerox Rochester International jazz festival, Abu Dhabi jazz festival, The Brecon jazz festival, San Sebastian jazz festival and Love Supreme festival to name a few.

Will Glaser - drums
A London based Nottingham born drummer and percussionist widely recognised as one of the UK’s rising stars of his instrument. A unique talent in the burgeoning young British jazz scene, Will has become a highly in demand sideman to an array of stars; working with Soweto Kinch, Dame Cleo Lane, Stan Sulzmann, Kit Downes and Alex Garnett to name a few.

With a broad range of influences Will can be seen performing regularly in various contexts throughout the capital’s great jazz venues and teaching at London’s prestigious music colleges such as the Guildhall, where he studied.

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