Root Down! | Lewis Floyd Henry
Friday 17th, January
8:00pm - 10:00pm
One of the most prestigious record labels, Blue Note has been releasing hit records for over 70 years. Started in 1939 Blue Note boasts a roster over 200 artists. This exciting project cherry picks the very best tunes from artists such as Herbie Hancock, Lee Morgan, Art Blakey and Freddie Hubbard that were all released under Blue Note. Expect a night of upbeat latin jazz, funk and swing numbers performed by the UK’s leading jazz musicians.
Matt Telfer - Saxophones (Tony Bennett, Rick Braun, Chuck Leob - Yanagisawa saxophones and Vandoren reeds endorser)
Gabor Dornyei - Drums
Gabor Dornyei is one of the most in demand and successful Solo Artists, Session Drummers, and Drum Clinicians/Educators of his generation who emerged out of Europe in recent years.
Gabor’s diverse talent led him to perform all around the Globe, including USA, Asia, Africa, all over Europe & UK, Scandinavia, Russia and countless other places.
This outstanding drummer performed at the London Jazz Festival, Sziget Festival, Glastonbury Festival, Love Supreme, London Latin Jazz Festival amongst hundreds of others and participated in the London production of MJ Thriller Live World Tour for three consecutive years. The UK resident drummer and band leader has been listed and shared the stage with some of the World’s leading drummers, such as Billy Cobham and Gavin Harrison at Dresdner Drum Festival, Steve Smith and Ian Paice at Adams Drum
Dominic Bentham - Double Bass
Dominic Bentham grew up in Leicester and learned the cello from the age of eight, taking up bass at 15. He joined the Leicester Schools Big Band and later the Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra. Dominic worked with songwriters Neol Davies (The Selecter) and Kevin Hewick (Factory Records) before moving to London.
In 2010 he gained his Master of Music in Jazz Performance with Merit from Guildhall School of Music & Drama. In 2013 Dominic performed a double bass concerto by Robin Holloway, to mark the 70th birthday of this British composer. Other notable performances include leading the 18-piece jazz orchestra Big Band Metheny at Ronnie Scott’s, and concerts of his quintet group.
Liam Stevens - Piano
Liam Stevens has been described as an incredible musician and one of the most up and coming jazz musicians to look out for. Liam is a regular at Ronnie Scott’s and all of the other famous London Jazz Clubs. Liam is also an In demand session player who’s work can be heard on many TV and radio shows.