Twice as Nice


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Nathaniel Facey

Nathaniel Facey appearing at this event

Originally a student at RAM, Nathaniel was an original member of Tomorrow's Warriors, later joined Jazz Jamaica All Stars and more recently has received international exposure through his work with Empirical. Nathaniel is widely regarded as an inventive and mature musician, whose influences extend from Bebop through to Gospel and Soul. He has already recorded alongside Jack DeJohnette, Courtney Pine, Tim Garland and Gary Cosby among others.

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Shane Forbes

Trinity College jazz pianist.

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Rachael Cohen

Rachael Cohen, a London-based alto saxophonist and composer, is one of the brightest emerging stars of her generation. Her infectious tone mixed with her uncanny lyricism as both a composer and improviser have gained her a great deal of attention in the UK and beyond. The Guardian has recently asserted that “Cohen takes a softly devious approach reminiscent of Lee Konitz – but, as with the canny Cool School veteran, the quietness is deceptive and the subtlety is in the weighting of phrases and the hipness with which she plays off the rhythm section.” Emusic noted “Saxophonist Cohen crafts some deceptively simple melodies, where nuance and subtlety provide great rewards.” One of Rachael’s strongest attributes is her lyrical and controlled phrasing as an improviser, which she delivers as if telling a story with the ease and sophistication of someone twice her age. Originally hailing from the Shetland Islands, Rachael began her musical education on the piano at age 4.

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Alex Garnett

Alex Garnett appearing at this event

A "musician's musician" Alex Garnett's powerful, flowing, hard bop sax style has been heard with some of the finest players around. Best known for his work with Ray Gelato's "Giants" Alex also includes work with the likes of Van Morrison, Jules Holland, Paul Weller and US blues-man Albert King. A terrific player he is universally admired and respected. Featuring Alex Garnett - saxophone, Phil Mead - piano. Dave Moses - double bass and John Gibbon - drums

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The Vortex Jazz Club

  • 11 Gillett Square
  • Dalston
  • London
  • N16 8JH

020 7254 4097

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