DENNIS ROLLINS VELOCITY TRIO

2.15pm – 3.30pm Saturday 21 March

Dennis Rollins MBE- Trombone, Will Cleasby- Drums, Ross Stanley- Hammond Organ

“…Rarely can an instrumental trio have produced such a rich and varied tonal range.” London Evening Standard

Rollins’ latest project is the Velocity Trio, a brilliant marriage of refined contemporary jazz arrangements with simmering grooves that appeals to multiple generations of jazz, funk and world music fans.

Featuring Hammond organ virtuoso Ross Stanley and (for today) the ever-creative Will Creasby, their unique trombone-Hammond organ-drums line-up honours the jazz tradition while pushing it forward at the same time. The ‘electric’ energy of the group also covers a wide area, ranging from atmospheric ethereal melodies (from Rollins’ harmonised horn) to terra firma straight-ahead jazz.

Today see’s the trio performing compositions from their two albums, ‘The 11th Gate’ and most current release, ‘Symbiosis’

Dennis say’s “Together as a trio we’ve drawn our collective influences to pen what we feel is an exciting programme. The music combines crazy time shifts with infectious grooves. We aim to take the listener on a ‘roller-coaster’ musical journey.”

“Infectiously accessible, playful jazz” – John Fordham, The Guardian

Tickets £12/Guildford Jazz Members £10/Students £6