Sat, 21 May|
Watford Pump House Theatre
CONNECT WITH SOMETHING NEW
A drop in concert featuring Archipelago, Jelly Cleaver, and Samuel Sharp
TIME & LOCATION
21 May, 14:30 – 17:00
Watford Pump House Theatre, 5 Local Board Rd, Watford WD17 2JP, UK
ABOUT THE EVENT
A relaxed drop-in concert showcasing 3 of the finest original jazz acts in the UK.
Headlining the concert are Archipelago (Jazz FM Nominated Act of the Year 2021), alongside a stand-alone show from singer/songwriter Jelly Cleaver, and completed by a sonorous performance from saxophone pioneer, Samuel Sharp.
You can come and go as you wish, noting the 3 sets will be performed across the afternoon between 2.30 & 5pm, with hot food and a full bar available.
This is a very special concert offering an audience the chance to hear from some of the most innovative and ground-breaking jazz musicians working on the UK scene.
About the acts
Archipelago are a genre-defying trio of adventurous musicians, formed out of the North East of England’s creative musical underground. Fronted by multi-instrumentalist and composer Faye MacCalman, their sound is a dreamlike collision of otherworldly atmospheres, heartfelt song-writing and energetic off-kilter rhythms.
Moving between instruments and effects to create the illusion of a much larger ensemble, before peeling back to their raw, improvisational trio form, Archipelago’s uncompromising refusal to fit in one genre makes for a fully-charged musical experience.
Jelly Cleaver is a guitarist, producer and singer-songwriter based in South London and has been called ‘one to watch for sure’ by BBC 6 Music's Gilles Peterson. She's received the Steve Reid Innovation Award, is a Serious Take Five artist, and was nominated for an Ivors Composer Award.
With an eclectic taste in music, Jelly is heavily involved in both the jazz and DIY/post-punk scenes in London. She's also an activist, and a strain of political dissent runs through her music. Alongside her solo project she also leads disco/jazz seven-piece All Day Breakfast Cafe and spiritual jazz ensemble The Forever Presence.
Samuel Sharp is a composer, saxophonist and producer based in London. His recent CV reflects an eclectic mix of work: as a touring musician he has performed with the likes of Hackney Colliery Band, Augustines, Hollie McNish, Introducing Live (DJ Shadow Project) and Stephen Crowe. As a session musician and producer his collaboration and remix portfolio includes artists as diverse as Phil Selway (Radiohead), Uno Helmersson (The Bridge), Roska, Laura Mvula, Bawrut, Nick Luscombe’s Musicity, Beverley Knight and Ben Taylor.
The bulk of his work to date is under the artist name Lossy, and a switch to using his real name represents a new chapter in his career. His latest works reflect a fresh shift towards Samuel's output as a live performer and composer, using his saxophone and other acoustic instruments alongside live electronic manipulation to create innovative soundscapes that blur the lines between minimalist classical, jazz and electronic music.
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General admission ticket to the concert
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General admission early bird
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A special general admission early bird rate available until 28 Feb 2022.
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