STEVE WATERMAN (trp & flg) at Jazz Nights with the Roger Odell Trio and Larraine Odell Sunday 3rd January 2016

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Jazznights Steve Waterman 030116 (84)Steve Waterman is one of the top British jazz trumpet players both at home and on the international scene. He has toured Europe playing at many of the major Jazz Festivals with the Carla Bley Big Band and has recorded over ten CDs including two for the famous ECM label. Steve is professor of Jazz Trumpet at Trinity College of Music in London.

Steve has toured Europe playing at many of the major Jazz Festivals with the Carla Bley Big Band Other performers that Steve has regularly worked and recorded with include:
ANDY SHEPPARD, TONY COE, VICTOR MENDOZA, MAL WALDRON, GRAHAM COLLIER, MIKE GARRICK, DON WELLER, JOHN WARREN,COLIN TOWNS & ROBIN JONES, JEFF HOOPER.

 

He is professor of Jazz Trumpet at Trinity College of Music in London and visiting Jazz Trumpet specialist at The Royal Northern College Of Music and The Welsh College Of Music And Drama. Steve runs his own Annual Contemporary Big Band Jazz Weekend with Alan Barnes, and also teaches on many summer jazz courses and has conducted numerous Trumpet master classes and workshops ranging in size from small groups to big bands throughout the Jazznights Steve Waterman   Jazznights Trio 030116 (138A)UK and in Spain, Finland, Latvia, South Africa and Cuba. Steve has won numerous jazz awards over the years, and was again this year placed in the BBC British Jazz Awards once again.

British Trumpeter Steve Waterman leads his own 18-piece jazz orchestra, playing his own original compositions. Steve is London based, but he spends a great deal of time playing and teaching throughout the UK. As well as being a Professor of Jazz trumpet at the Royal Academy of Music, The Trinity College of Music, London and The Royal Northern College of Music, Steve is also a visiting Professor at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. This project was consequently born from a mutual respect between musicians, and the desire to play the superb Steve Waterman compositions to the highest possible standard.

“Waterman has a lovely, often plaintive sound, open or muted, and always plays throughout with a kind of calm assurance, his poise and control momentarily like that of Wynton Marsalis.” – Peter Vacher, Jazzwise magazine

And tonight the Jazz Nights audience was mesmerised and full of praise for this great master of the trumpet & flugelhorn.

Steve played with the jazz Nights Trio who were:

Roger Odell – Drums

Roger was one of the founder members and drummer with the jazz-funk group Shakatak and the forerunner band Tracks. Roger has toured internationally and recorded numerous CDs, which he continues to do on a regular basis to this day.

Peter Lemer – Piano

Peter studied at the Royal Academy of Music. He remained a fixture of In Cahoots – he can be heard on Parallel (1996), Out Of The Blue (2001), – as well as playing one-off gigs with old friends Steve Cook (bass) and Roger Odell (drums), recording an album with them in Israel A member of Barbara Thompson’s Paraphernalia

        Jazznights Roger Odell 030116 (146)       Jazznights Peter Lemer 030116 (67)

Bernie Hodgkins – Double Bass

Bernie grew up in a Jazz-oriented family and has toured in Europe and further afield with a wide variety of artists and  honed his skills and adding to his prodigious repertoire. Spending much of his time in the recording   studios, he is equally at home and in demand as an enthusiastic “live” rhythm section player.

Larraine Odell – Vocals

Larraine began her professional singing career with the group CMU with whom she recorded two albums, Larraine performed at numerous venues throughout the UK and Europe, including the Purcell Room, Royal Festival Hall. Boxford Fleece & Ronnie Scott’s

       Jazznights Bernie Hodgkins 030116 (12)         Jazznights Larraine Odell 030116 (42)

Larraine Odell opened the first set with some great versions of Jazz standards including:

Jazznights Larraine Odell 030116 (45)Wait till You See Him
.The music was written by Richard Rodgers, The lyrics by Lorenz Hart from 1942.
Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise is a song with music by Sigmund Romberg and Oscar Hammerstein II from the 1928 operetta The New Moon.
The Masquerade Is Over (1938) Music by Allie Wrubel and Lyrics from Herb Magidson
What’s New? is a 1939 popular song composed by Bob Haggart, with lyrics by Johnny Burke

Jazznights Steve Waterman   Jazznights Trio 030116 (134)Steve Waterman then joined the band to play extended versions of:
Sandu is a 12 bar blues written by the great trumpeter Clifford Brown.
Little Sunflower is a tune written by the great trumpeter Freddie Hubbard off of his 1967 album “Backlash”.
I’ll Remember April, a popular song and jazz standard with music written by Gene de Paul

Following the Jazznights raffle of 3 jazz cd’s we had the traditional Jazznights sitting in spot which is open to all musicians who have an  opportunity to play  with the band. Tonight we had Geoff Harriman playing Smile the harmonica.

Jazznights Steve Waterman   Jazznights Trio 030116 (140)Steve Waterman then joined the band to pl;ay extended ve3rsions of:
Sandu is a 12 bar blues written by the great trumpeter Clifford Brown.
Little Sunflower is a tune written by the great trumpeter Freddie Hubbard off of his 1967 album “Backlash”.
I’ll Remember April, a popular song and jazz standard with music written by Gene de Paul

Following the Jazznights raffle of 3 jazz cd’s we had the traditional Jazznights sitting in spot which is open to all musicians who have an  opportunity to play  with the band. Tonight we had Geoff Harriman playing Smile on his harmonica

Steve Waterman then re-joined the Roger Odell Jazznights Trio to play:
Jazznights Steve Waterman   Jazznights Trio 030116 (136)Love in Vain (originally “Love in Vain Blues”) a 1937 blues song written by Robert Johnson.
Triste written by Antônio Carlos Jobim.
I Fall in Love Too Easily is a 1944 song composed by Jule Styne.
Nica’s Dream is a jazz standard[1] composed by Horace Silver, named for Pannonica de Koenigswarter.[2] The song has been recorded by The Jazz Messengers as well as many other artists.
Jazznights Steve Waterman 030116 (146)Clark Terry’s Haig & Haig from the Complete Studio Recordings [Clark Terry/Bob Brookmeyer Quintet] From the Album Gingerbread

This was an amazing and mesmerising evening of great jazz played on the trumpet and flugelhorn by the professor of Jazz Trumpet at Trinity College of Music in London – the wonderful Steve Waterman – an evening to remember.

Jazznights Simon Spillett 261014 (203)SIMON SPILLETT (sax) will be at Jazz Nights on Sunday 17th January 2016
Currently touring the UK with his band celebrating the music of Tubby Hayes, Simon has recently penned the definitive biography of this late, great saxophonist. Simon’s own saxophone playing has often been compared to that of Tubby. “An extraordinarily talented tenor player” Tony Hall – Jazzwise.

THE BEST IN BRITISH MODERN JAZZ is at  Jazznights, Clare, Suffolk.

Admission £10. Doors open 7.00 pm. Music 7.30 – 10.00 pm.

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

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Pictures from past gigs can also be seen HERE

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2 thoughts on “STEVE WATERMAN (trp & flg) at Jazz Nights with the Roger Odell Trio and Larraine Odell Sunday 3rd January 2016

  1. Please can you arrange for me to receive these posts some time before, and not after the event as I would like to come to some of them again.With thanks and best wishes for 2016, Jacqueline Maynard 

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