Classic Jazz & Middle Eastern Meze with Alex Hitchcock Quintet

Saturday 20th July 2019

7:00pm - 12:00am

  • Seated dining from 7pm
  • Performance 8 till 10pm
  • Middle Eastern Meze Menu served until 9:30pm
  • Doors open to the public free of charge at 10pm - DJ Hemulen

Saxophonist Alex Hitchcock (‘a fantastic talent’ – Helen Mayhew, JazzFM) leads a powerhouse quintet that combines a compelling, adventurous ear for melody with virtuosic improvising. Their summer 2019 tour launches their first album All Good Things, released on the Spanish label Fresh Sound New Talent, renowned for introducing debuts by artists including Robert Glasper, Brad Mehldau and Avishai Cohen.

In a breakthrough year in 2018, a 15-date nationwide tour of their acclaimed live EP was followed by performances at Ronnie Scott's, Love Supreme Festival, and the Umbria Jazz Festival, as well as radio play on BBC Radio 3 and JazzFM. Critic John Fordham called the EP ‘an impressive calling card for a band with a bright future’. The quintet features five of the most creative rising stars of the UK's jazz scene, who have already made their mark as sidemen with an impressive list of jazz luminaries ranging from Jasper Høiby through Chris Potter to Elliot Galvin. Influences range from the explosive energy of Kneebody and the complexity and nuance of Ambrose Akinmusire to European trailblazers Phronesis and Django Bates.

Alex Hitchcock – tenor saxophone / James Copus – trumpet, flugelhorn / Will Barry – piano / Joe Downard – bass / Jay Davis – drums

PRESS

'If I suggest that it reminded me of Miles Davis’s classic quintet with Wayne Shorter, that will give you some idea of the impact it had on me. It’s tightly disciplined, in the best sense of the word, with the front-line of Hitchcock and Copus playing as one, but with a sense of space that allows soloists to explore the themes in any direction they choose’ – thejazzman.com

'I really, really enjoyed this’ – Soweto Kinch, BBC Radio 3

'...[at Love Supreme 2018] they dazzled with a display of collective virtuosity, demonstrating that challenging acoustic jazz can hold its own, and retain the crowds’ – Jazzwise

‘A fantastic young talent... undoubtedly one of the stars of the future’ – Helen Mayhew, Jazz FM

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Ticket booking

Classic Jazz & Middle Eastern Meze with Alex Hitchcock Quintet

£10.00

£12.00

Total £00.00

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  • All seating is allocated by our Maitre d', who will make every attempt to accommodate your first choice. This is not always possible, and for busy events your party may even be split between tables. Please email bookings@peggysskylight.co.uk
  • We respectfully ask that you consider fellow listeners and artists by silencing mobile phones and keeping noise to a minimum during performances

SEATED TICKET

  • These are the premium seats, each one having clear sight lines to the stage
  • You can request to be seated in Dizzy (raked theatre), Duke (side wall), Monk or Bird (bar stools), Billie (front of stage) or Mingus (near piano) and we will do our best to allocate you to your chosen seats on a first come, first served basis. (Though we can guarantee that you will have a table, we cannot guarantee exactly where, as we do our best to fulfill all customers requirements)
  • Each of these seats is at a table or bar where you can order food and drink with table service
  • You can also request to be seated in an area near the window (Ella or Satchmo). Please note, some tables have restricted view

EARLY BIRD/ADV TICKET

  • These are seated if the event is seated, or standing otherwise

STANDARD, SEATED IF AVAILABLE TICKET

  • Standard tickets are realeased once seated tickets have sold out
  • These are for any of the table seating not occupied by "seated" ticketholders, or for standing in the bar area behind the seated auditorium. We politely ask that you stand within this area so as not to obscure the view of the seated audience

STANDING EVENTS

  • Seating in the areas Billie and Mingus will not be available for these events.
  • Usually, other seating areas will be bookable, but please be aware that other audience members may obscure your view of the stage in some locations

GROUP BOOKINGS

  • We are able to cater for bookings of up to 22 people in the area 'Ella' and up to 12 in 'Satchmo'
  • We can also arrange for a standing buffet for more people on request
    Please email bookings@peggysskylight.co.uk to discuss your enquiry

SPECIAL ACCESS NEEDS
Please email bookings@peggysskylight.co.uk to reserve a suitable seat for you and your party
We have an accessible toilet on the ground floor

ADVANCE TICKETS/ON THE DOOR

  • Advance ticket sales finish at 18:30 on the day of the concert
  • There are often tickets available on the door, but we would advise purchasing online as events can sell out well in advance

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