Our popular monthly Jazz Cafe evenings are held in the bar of the Electric Theatre in Guildford. Seating is cabaret style, and intimate, and you’re welcome to bring your own supper or snacks. The music starts at 19.30pm , and the doors open from 18.00.
We are delighted to welcome pianist and composer Gabriel Latchin in May, who is touring the music from his new release The Moon and I . Taken from a lyric in Hubbell and Golden’s Poor Butterfly, the title is a tip of the hat to the opening tune he performed recently at Wigmore Hall with Christian McBride and Renée Fleming.
Longtime collaborators, Gabriel’s trio have developed a unique sound: a hardswinging 1950s aesthetic married with the contemporary vision of Latchin’s compositions. For his performance at the Jazz Cafe, Gabriel’s trio is joined by Steve Fishwick on trumpet and Sam Braysher on sax in classic Horace Silver/ Art Blakey Quintet lineup.
The Moon and I captures a moment in time from the composer’s evolving life. As a new father, his writing is inspired by his growing family: Arthur Go; Pippy’s Delight; Brigi, My Dear. Even the title of his Art Blakey tribute, Peek a Bu, has a childlike twist. These four originals are accompanied by seven unique arrangements of well known jazz standards in his
Gabriel Latchin – piano, Josh Morrison – drums, Marianne Windham (guesting) – double bass, Steve Fishwick – trumpet, Sam Braysher – saxophone
Tickets £15 from the Box Office on 01483 501200 or online here
“I appreciate musicians that understand that simply being the very best musician you can possibly be is what’s most important, while also understanding that those skills mirror your inner self. Gabriel is an excellent musician and one hell of a nice guy.” Christian McBride