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Wednesday October 23 8.30pm
John Pearce Quartet
Churston Golf Club

Heartfelt renditions of classic jazz standards by violin virtuoso John Pearce

Kasabian rock band drummer Ian Matthews joins the John Pearce Quartet for Fougou Jazz's next gig at Churston Golf Club on Wednesday October 23. When not playing with the stadium rock band, Ian from Bristol, regularly gigs with smaller jazz and funk bands.

Also accompanying the violin virtuoso John Pearce in his quartet is the award-winning pianist Dave Newton (who has played with Alan Barnes, Clark Tracey, Art Themen) and Will Harris on bass (Moonlight Saving Time, Emily Wright & The Royals), together playing heartfelt renditions of classic jazz standards.

John Pearce has been exciting British jazz audiences with his impassioned performances and technical brilliance. Known for his emotive sound and mercurial energy, he improvises with distinctive melodic invention and clarity. His major influences include Paul Desmond, Charlie Parker, Keith Jarrett, Jeff Hamilton and Wynton Marsalis.

'The lineup features a long-hoped-for collaboration, too. “David Newton heard me play and approached me to do some playing together, probably around 10 years ago now,” John Pearce added. “He has been a musical mentor to me, and a great source of inspiration and encouragement. I became friends with Will from playing in jam sessions around Bristol. He provides a wonderful foundation for the music, and is one of the most melodic soloists on his instrument that I have worked with. Ian too, I first met at a Bristol jam session: I remember he had injured his hand, so was drumming one-handed but still out-playing everyone. He always brings a propulsive and dynamic energy to the music.' 'just friends' album review

Tickets: £12 adv. (no booking fee)  £14 door (cash or card)
Doors: 8pm Music: 8.30pm
Venue: Churston Golf Club, Dartmouth Road, Brixham TQ5 0LA
01803 898570 / 07967 790358

Coming up at Fougou Jazz in November
6 November - Wendy Kirland Quartet
23 November - Daniel Karlsson Trio

Christmas Special.  Grand Hotel, Torquay
15 December - A Cool Christmas with Mike Westbrook & the 22-piece Uncommon Orchestra

Full details of forthcoming events are on our website


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