Manchester based trumpeter, composer, arranger and band-leader Matthew Halsall is one of the rising stars of European Jazz. His eastern-influenced sound draws on the modal jazz of Pharoah Sanders and John Coltrane alongside contemporary dance music and his uniquely life-affirming music has been championed by the likes of Gilles Peterson and Jamie Cullum. His latest project finds him working with legendary LA vocalist Dwight Trible whose deeply soulful voice has seen him compared to the likes of Leon Thomas and Andy Bey and who brings a vibrant energy to everything he sings. Expect deep spiritual jazz, funky soul-jazz classics and beautiful ballads from John Coltrane and Nina Simone to Donny Hathaway and beyond as heard on their forthcoming Gondwana Records release, Inspiration.
“‘Kind Of Blue’ meets The Cinematic Orchestra … With hypnotic grooves, and a meditative slow-build to his solos, Halsall’s music is saturated in a life-affirming glow’”. Time Out
“Grooving through time on the spiritual sunship’ Mojo Magazine
Doors 7:30pm / Age 14+
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