JOSH KEMP (sax) will be returning to Jazznights at The Cock Inn, Clare on Sunday 14 September 2014. With the Jazznights Trio and vocals from Larraine Odell

Josh Kemp is an acclaimed jazz saxophonist and composer known for his melodic inventiveness, warm tone and a heartfelt and lyrical approach to improvisation. His latest album “Tone Poetry” featuring Tim Lapthorn on Piano and Mick Hutton on Bass was released Jazznights Josh Kemp 030313 (37)in January 2014. ‘Josh Kemp is setting his stamp on 2014’ JazzUK Magazine.

After winning the Daily Telegraph Young Jazz Band of the Year he played with NYJO before recording a number of CDs with the Quartet. “…a lovely round sound…a player to watch” Alan Barnes.After reading Philosophy at University College Oxford, Josh won scholarships to study jazz at London´s Guildhall and Trinity College of music. He has performed widely at jazz venues around the UK, he has worked with NYJO and was chosen for the Arts Council Developing Young Artists Programme in 2006. He is active in jazz education directing the Cambridge Youth Jazz Orchestra and coaching at workshops and courses. Josh came to jazz at the early age of nine. In his teens his quartet ‘Bop Art’ won the Daily Telegraph Young Jazz Band of the Year. After reading Philosophy at University College, Oxford, Josh won scholarships to study jazz at London’s Guildhall and Trinity College of Music.

Josh has a sound that is lyrical and melodic, whether playing standards or more contemporary material. “…a lovely round sound….really a player to watch….he will grow into a musician of great individuality.” Alan Barnes. “mature, fully realized jazz of a high order, and a pleasure to hear.” Ian Carr.

“wonderfully rich toned tenorist Josh Kemp with a laconic, subtle, highly nuanced and original sound” – Time out

“Josh’s lyrical and melodic saxophone style reflects a wide knowledge of jazz from the tender tone of Ben Webster and Stan Getz to the probing thoughtfulness of John Coltrane and Wayne Jazznights Josh Kemp 030313 (16)Shorter”

Josh has performed at jazz venues around the UK, including Peterborough Jazz Club, Cambridge Modern Jazz Club, The Bull’s Head, Barnes, Jazz in the Round, The National Portrait Gallery and National Theatre Foyer, the 606 club and Ronnie Scotts in London. He has played with NYJO, and the Combustible Alarms big band, and was chosen by making Music and the Arts Council Developing Young Artist Programme 2006. Josh is also active in jazz education, directing the Cambridge Youth Jazz Orchestra and coaching at workshops and courses

THE BEST IN BRITISH MODERN JAZZ is at  Jazznights, The Cock Inn, 3, Callis Street, Clare, Suffolk, CO10 8PX

Admission £10. Doors open 7.30pm. Music 8.00-10.30pm.

Reserve seating on 01787 237653 or email info@jazz-nights.com
Pay on the night.

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For further information on future gigs which will feature Ben Cox (vocals), Josh Kemp (sax), Simon Spillett (sax) and Juliet Kelly (vocals) – live BBC recording and Karen Sharp (saxes) go to www.jazz-nights.com

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