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Late Night Jazz: O'Higgins and Luft Play Monk and Trane
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Late Night Jazz celebrates the finest jazz standards in the intimacy of the Elgar Room.
Dave O’Higgins and Rob Luft are both individually established on the UK jazz scene, but 2019 saw them collaborate on a new project paying tribute to modernist jazz icons Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane on the album O’Higgins & Luft Play Monk & Trane.
Expect Thelonious Monk compositions including some rare cuts, and a special focus on John Coltrane’s choice of standards and collaborations in the late ’50s.
Rob and Dave will lead a quartet with Ross Stanley on Hammond organ and American drummer Rod Youngs.
Saxophonist Dave is a composer, arranger and educator. Whilst studying at the City University in London he started his own jazz quartet and began gigging with NYJO, John Dankworth & Cleo Laine, & Icelandic jazz-funk band, Mezzoforte. Over the years Dave has won various accolades from the British Jazz Awards including Best Tenor Sax. He teaches saxophone and harmony at the London Centre for Contemporary Music and Goldsmiths College.
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Winner of the 2016 "Kenny Wheeler Jazz Prize", awarded to one Royal Academy of Music graduate of exceptional ability each year, guitarist Rob Luft has already worked with some of the highest profile artists on the UK jazz scene. He's toured Europe with his own "Deco Ensemble" and is a member of several bands including Byron Wallen's "Four Corners", has performed with Gregory Porter, Hamish Stuart & Liane Carroll, and came in second in the 2016 Montreux Jazz Guitar competition. His debut album, “Riser”, was released in July 2017, to widespread critical acclaim from the European jazz media. John Fordham wrote in The Guardian that it’s a “very sophisticated debut, but given Luft’s old-soul achievements since his early teens, we should have heard it coming”.
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Royal Albert Hall
- Kensington Gore
- SW7 2AP
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