Root Down! with Martin Speake's Charukesi

Friday 30th August 2019

7:00pm - 12:00am

  • Seated dining from 7pm
  • Concert starts at 8pm
  • Kitchen Serves Mediterranean Meze Menu until 9:30pm
  • Followed by DJ Daddio & The Jazz Ambassadors - Free Entry from 10pm

Indian/Arab/Turkish music influenced highly rhythmic Quartet.

Martin Speake’s Charukesi reflects the bandleader’s interest in music from India, The Middle East and other non-western music. It’s emphasis is rhythmic and melodic rather than harmonic (as in most Western music) and consists often of repetitive groove based material, scales not used in Western music and drones, often giving the music a feeling of trance-like and atmospheric pieces where the improvisation can take longer to develop as in Indian music. Also each musician in the quartet brings their own jazz sensibility, wide musical influences and experiences to the group to create it’s unique sound.

“One of the most original and interesting contemporary jazz saxophonists on the British scene. Speake has an offbeat melodic sense, a fine gentle tone and a strong technique.” - Linton Chiswick - Time Out

”Think of Chet Baker, Lee Konitz, Jimmy Giuffre, or our own Bobby Wellins, Tony Coe or Martin Speake - all Emily Dickinson lyric poets.” - Phil Johnson - The Independent

“Speake is a strikingly talented improviser with a seemingly bottomless well of inspiration.” - Encyclopedia of Popular Music

Martin Speake - alto saxophone/compositions

Alyson Cawley - tenor saxophone/clarinet

Nick Costley White - guitar

Asaf Sirkis - drums/percussion

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Ticket booking

Root Down! with Martin Speake's Charukesi

£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 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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