15 September: Tristan Mailliot Remembering Chick Corea





at Guildford Cricket Pavilion

Featuring BBC Young Jazz Musician finalist Tom Ridout

Jazz Legend, Pianist and Composer Chick Corea passed away earlier this year and has left a remarkable and unforgettable legacy. In his long career, he recorded close to 90 albums as a bandleader or co-leader and won 23 Grammys, and many of his compositions have become jazz standards, marked by his dreamy but brightly illuminated harmonies and ear-grabbing melodies.

Drummer Tristan Mailliot has assembled a quartet of top flight musicians, including BBC Young Jazz Musician finalist Tom Ridout on sax, who share a deep love of Chick’s music . Together they play a varied set of music drawn Chick’s huge legacy of compositions, from the popular Latin-influenced classics such as “Spain” and “Armando’s Rhumba” to the lesser known “Morning Sprite” , the introspective “Futures” and the modal jazz of “Humpty Dumpty” or “Dr Joe”.

An evening celebrating the music of this great and much missed musician, in the company of some of the stars of the current scene. 

Featuring Tristan Mailliot – drums, Chris Eldred – piano, Tom Ridout – sax, Flo Moore – bass

Performance 8pm, supper served from 7.15pm. Tickets £18 (£16 for Guildford Jazz Members), Student tickets £7 (£5 for student members). Meals £13 each. All prices include booking fees. You’ll receive an email confirming your booking with the details for the gig.

Pre-gig meal from Mandira’s Kitchen! Menu below, just book your preference of chicken or vegetarian and we’ll confirm with your ticket booking:

Jubilee Hangover Menu!

Spinach & Onion Pakoras (Served with a mint raita) * Maharani’s Coronation Chicken Curry
(Created specially for the Platinum Jubilee, our take on the famous dish) * Vegetarian option: Veggie Jubilee Curry * Yellow Rice 

If you’re a Guildford Jazz member, please let us know if you have a seating preference in the “Notes ” section on the booking form or by emailing us. There’s a seating plan in the image to the left – just click on it to see it full size.

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Tristan Mailliot


Originally from France, Tristan has been active on the UK jazz scene since the mid 90’s as both sideman and leader.

He has played with numerous leading international stars such as Jim Hall, Stacey Kent, Clare Martin, Jim Mullen, Fred Hersch, Martin Taylor, Stan Tracey, Steve Grossman, Norma Winstone and Bobby Wellins.

He toured the USA with GRP award winning band Acoustic Alchemy and has recorded with Jim Hart quartet, Tina May, John Critchinson trio, several Kate Williams projects, Pete Hurt, Adam Glasser and Anita Wardell amongst others.

He is currently a member of Jim Mullen’s organ trio and his nine piece project Volunteers and Ben Croft’s 10 reasons to… ensemble

Chris Eldred


Chris was one of six winners of the 2011 Yamaha Scholarship Award for Outstanding Jazz Musicians and graduated in the same year from Trinity College of Music.

He has performed alongside leading UK jazz musicians such as Jean Toussaint, Malcolm Earle-Smith and Bobby Wellins. He held the piano chair with NYJO from 2008-2014, playing high profile performances such as the BBC Proms and broadcasts on BBC radio and television.

Chris is a busy session musician and continues to expand his discography, having recently played on albums by UK up-and-coming jazz artists Noemi Nuti, Callum Au, Ed Barker and Henry Armburg-Jennings.

He works both as a sideman and leader of his own trio playing support or late sets at Ronnie Scott’s Club.

Tom Ridout

tenor saxophone

Tom graduated from the prestigious Royal Academy of Music jazz program in 2016 and has since developed his compositional career releasing his debut album No Excuses with original compositions for thirteen piece ensemble.

He is also a member of the Ridouts band, James Pettinger’s Stablefolk and Ellie Bignall’s Quintet.

He is known for his development of the jazz recorder, appearing in the BBC Young Jazz Musician final on the instrument and performing at classical music festivals with Handel on Jazz,  a re-thinking of Handel’s recorder sonata arranged for jazz trio.

Florence Moore


Flo Moore is a recent graduate of the Royal Academy of Music in London. She has performed with leading UK artists such as Pete King, Bobby Watson and Jason Rebello, and has played at venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, the Queen Elizabeth Hall and the North Sea Jazz Festival.

Flo has recently been playing and touring with a variety of ensembles:  Henry Lowther’s Still Waters, Zoe Rahman Trio, Barry Green Sextet, David McAlmont, the Kenny Wheeler Prize-winning Tom Barford Quintet and the Ben Cox Band, whose debut album This Waiting Game was listed in the Telegraph Top Jazz Albums of 2015.

She previously was a member of award winning bands Nerija and Ezra and is now in demand on both double and electric bass for a wide array of projects.


The address and directions are under “How to find us” below,

The performance is upstairs in the Pavilion building. Please note there are no physical tickets, just give your name on the door when you arrive. There’ll be seating reserved for you.

Doors open from 7pm, supper served from 7.15pm, and the performance starts at 8pm. If you have any questions please contact us by emailing info@guildfordjazz.org.uk


Seating is either in front row settees/armchairs, central round tables, or rear high chairs/tables. Seats will be reserved for you when you book. If you’re a Guildford Jazz member, please let us know if you have a seating preference in the “Notes ” section on the booking form. Notes on the layout: Front row: Seats 1, 3 and 4 and 3-seater settees, and seats 2 and 5 are pairs of armchairs. Middle tables: Tables 6 to 20 are small round tables , each seating 4 (for bookings of 1 or 2 seats, we’ll seat you at a table with others, please let us know if you have friends coming who you’d like to sit with!). Table 29 is a small round table seating 2. Rear tables: Tables 21 to 26 are tall tables suitable for 2 people, with high stools. Groups: Tables 27 and 28 are larger tables, ideal for groups up to 8



Guildford Cricket Club Pavilion , The Sports Ground, Woodbridge Road, Guildford GU1 4RP

For sat navs please check the postcode takes you to Wharf Road. There’s a car park alongside, entry from Wharf Road. If you’re approaching from Guildford town centre, Wharf Road is on the left just before the Sports Ground. If you’re approaching from the A3/Ladymead there’s no right turn into Wharf Road, but continue to the next roundabout to double back. If the car park’s full (please also park down the middle once the bays are full), there are a few parking bays along Wharf Road which you can use after 7pm, also along the Woodbridge Road on the left as you come from the Town centre. You can also park at the far end of the sports ground: turn left as you come out of Wharf Road and carry on along Woodbridge Road towards the railway bridge, and the entrance to the ground is just before the end of the green fence that runs along the perimeter of the ground, next to the Woodbridge Café. There’s also a larger public car park at Bedford Road Car Park (GU1 4SJ), which is about 10 minutes walk away.

Ticket type

Member, Non member, Student member, Student non member

Meal order

No meal, Chicken, Vegetarian