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Date: 14/6/2024
Time: Bar 7:30 pm / music 8:30 pm
Price: £15 on the door and Eventbrite
Table booking (11AM-8PM): 07583969014
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Friday 14 June 2024

Josh Kemp’s Blue Note Quartet feat. Nick Tomalin!

Josh and the quartet present a programme of Hard Bop with dedication to the legends of jazz from the 1950s and 60s. Expect hard-swinging jazz, with a healthy dose of the blues mixed in. Bringing together influences from Hank Mobley, Sonny Rollins, Wynton Kelly, and Bud Powell, in carefully crafted solos referencing the history of jazz music. From up tempo fireworks to tender ballads, the programme will feature arrangements of classics and lesser-known works from a golden era of jazz. A deep musical connection between these master jazzmen allows for a deep exploration of this music in the intimate setting of an acoustic quartet.

Line up:

Josh Kemp - tenor saxophone 

Nick Tomalin - piano

Matt Fishwick - drums 

Lorenzo Morabito - bass 

Josh Kemp: a jazz saxophonist with a mellow swinging sound, Josh has a vast experience working on the London Scene as well as touring the UK with various bands including his own projects. His unique approach combining a lyrical and melodic style with a deep groove playing has made him a regular at jazz clubs and festivals around the UK including Ronnie Scotts. With a funky sound and a communicative style, Josh is a musician who connects immediately with audiences, delivering high-energy and thoughtfully crafted solos.  

After winning several awards for his playing, and a Philosophy first from Oxford University, Josh was awarded scholarships to study jazz at the Guildhall School of Music and Trinity College of Music. He has released 5 CDs of original music and completed 4 UK Arts Council tours, as well as performing with many musicians on the London Scene including Liz Fletcher, Steve Fishwick, Martin Shaw, Gareth Williams, Ross Stanley, and Tim Lapthorn.

’Smokin’ - Robert Downey Jr

‘A Fierce Talent’ - Jazzwise Magazine

'A Subtle, Highly Nuanced, and Original Sound’ - Time Out

Nick Tomalin is a jazz pianist and composer who has been working as a professional musician and educator for nearly 30 years. Nick studied jazz at Leeds College of Music and completed his post-graduate studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1994.

Nick has performed at many prestigious jazz venues in London including the 606 Club, the Jazz Café, the Vortex and Ronnie Scott’s, both with his own band, and as sideman for some of the country’s leading jazz musicians including Jim Mullen, Mark Lockheart, Stan Sulzman, Alan Barnes, John Etheridge, Chris Batchelor, and Art Themen, among many others. In 1998 he was Assistant MD and played keyboards for the UK tour of the Motown tribute musical “Dancing in the Streets” featuring Edwin Starr and Jackie Graham.

Nick has recently formed a 'Shades of Shearing' Quintet dedicated to performing the compositions and arrangements of British pianist George Shearing, the band performed a sold-out show at Ronnie Scott's in November 2022 and are due to launch their debut album towards the end of 2024.

Matt Fishwick is a highly regarded drummer in the jazz world. Matt brings his subtle and dynamic playing to bands with Allison Neale, Steve Fishwick and Osian Roberts and has performed in the UK, Europe and USA with Scott Hamilton, Harry Allen, Dave Cliff, Cedar Walton, John Colianni, Anita O'Day and many others.

Lorenzo Morabito: a bass player who is a relative newcomer on the London scene. Lorenzo’s dynamic and exciting bass playing is making him a growing reputation amongst audiences and musicians. Working with players such as Nigel Price, Renato d’Aiello and Jo Harrop. Lorenzo’s deep sonority and groove make him the ideal choice for this quartet. 


Josh Kemp i jego kwartet prezentują program w stylu Hard Bop z dedykacją dla legend jazzu lat 50. i 60. XX wieku. Spodziewaj się hard-swingowego jazzu ze zdrową dawką bluesa. 

Bedzie to połączenie wpływów Hanka Mobleya, Sonny’ego Rollinsa, Wyntona Kelly’ego i Buda Powella w starannie przygotowanych solówkach nawiązujących do historii muzyki jazzowej. Od fajerwerków w szybkim tempie po delikatne ballady – w programie znajdą się aranżacje klasyki i mniej znanych utworów ze złotej ery jazzu. 

Głęboka więź muzyczna łącząca tych mistrzów jazzu pozwala na głęboką eksplorację tej muzyki w kameralnej atmosferze kwartetu akustycznego.


Josh Kemp – saksofon tenorowy

Nick Tomalin – fortepian

Matt Fishwick – perkusja

Lorenzo Morabito – bas

„Subtelne, pełne niuansów i oryginalne brzmienie” – Time Out

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