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THURSDAY 1

Vieux Carre Jazzmen - The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside NE27 0DA. 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

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Maine St Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Sunniside Road, Sunniside NE16 5NA. Tel: 0191 488 7347. 8:00 -10:00pm. Free. Note earlier start/finish. CANCELLED! Back on October 8

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Smoove & Turrell (Unplugged) - Hoochie Coochie, Pilgrim St., Newcastle NE1 6SF. Tel: 0191 222 0130. 7:00pm (6:00pm doors). £25.00. Limited capacity, book at www.hoochiecoochie.co.uk. SOLD OUT!

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Emma Wilson Blues Band - The Globe, Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7DN. 8:00pm. Limited capacity, in the first instance register for the live stream (£5.45.) at: www.jazzcoop.

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Vieux Carre Hot 4 - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 12 noon. Tel: 0191 691 7090. Free.

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Monday, July 13, 2020

KIERON GARRETT PRESENTS: SYNTHONIC - Do You Remember?

(Press release)
Renowned jazz pianist breaks new ground with funk fuelled project

July 2020 marks the release of Do You Remember? The brand new album by ‘Synthonic’ – a funk fuelled, synth-led electronic project created by leading jazz pianist and composer Kieron Garrett.

As band leader of the Kieron Garrett Quartet (KGQ), Garrett has gained widespread praise for his innovative compositions and dexterous skill on keys, performing at leading international venues and festivals with an ensemble that includes leading UK saxophonist Dave O’Higgins.

Now with Synthonic, Garrett channels his creativity in a new direction, developing a series of dynamic, electronic funk orientated compositions that are as innovative as they are exciting.

On the Synthonic project, Kieron Garrett writes, records, produces and performs everything himself (bar some guest appearances on two of the tracks), which clearly demonstrates his undeniable prowess as a highly gifted musician at the top of his game.

Trained as a classical pianist, Garrett is a self-taught jazz musician, who has also been playing the tuba since the age of seven. This diverse range of experience has allowed a broadening of musical horizons that is doubtlessly evident on Do You Remember?

Though very much rooted in classic funk, the Synthonic material contains sounds, melodies and themes that cover jazz, soul and electronica, coming together to form something progressive and unique.

Garrett’s musical inspirations for Synthonic flow from a plethora of sources, anything from Chick Corea to Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter to Stevie Wonder. It is a masterful body of work, destined to be enjoyed by both the most discerning of music lovers and those who just can’t get enough of a good groove!
  
Do You Remember? Track Listing:

·      Havana
·      Groovin Out feat. Dave O'Higgins (sax) Dan Hawkins (bass)  
·      Stepping Out
·      Fork in the Road
·      Disco
·      Divergence  
·  Do You Remember? feat Grace Walker (vocals) Leo Appleyard (guitar)
·      Quarantine

·      All tracks composed and performed by Kieron Garrett

Released 17th July 2020

1 comment :

Unknown said...

Great album great tunes and seriously good arrangements!

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