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The Jazz Defenders - Album Launch 'Scheming' on Thursday 12th December 2019
George Cooper - Piano
Will Harris - Bass
Ian Matthews - Drums
Nick Malcolm - Trumpet
Nick Dover – Sax
The Jazz Defenders are a group borne out of a deep love for Blue Note Jazz, drawing on a wealth of inspiration to craft their own raw and vibrant compositions.
The band is led by George Cooper, one of the UK's most formidable Jazz pianists, who at only 31 years old has already amassed a comprehensive repertoire of working credits including Hans Zimmer, Nigel Kennedy, U2 and The Haggis Horns. In 2015 George set about choosing some of the finest musicians Bristol has to offer to form a group that have since wowed audiences around the UK with their superb musicianship and virtuosity. As musicians in their own right the members of the band have worked with Chris Potter, Kasabian, Slum Village, Get The Blessing, Pee Wee Ellis and Nostalgia 77.
The music that they present is a modern Soul Jazz slant on classic Hard Bop, effortlessly channelling the spirit of the golden Blue Note era of Jazz.
Tickets £10 or £5 for students. At the door or from www.jazzatfutureinn.co.uk/gig-list
Music Genres: Jazz
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