Josh Kemp at Jazznights with Simon Brown, Bernie Hodgkins and Stuart Pringle with vocals from Larraine Odell at The Bell, Clare on Sunday 22nd September 2019

A jazz saxophonist with a gift for melody, Josh is known for his lyrical improvising style and attractive compositions. Whether its bluesy standards rooted in the tradition or original pieces in a contemporary style, expect high-energy swing with an enjoyable and relaxed groove from a top-level ensemble.

A regular performer at Ronnie Scotts and Jazz Clubs and Festivals around the UK, Josh Kemp has released 5 CDs of original compositions to widespread acclaim, and completed several Art-Council funded national tours. His top-class ensemble blends the ‘Blue Note’ tradition into a fresh contemporary setting to create an exciting and powerful melodic sound. 

Bernie Hodgkins, Josh Kemp and Stuart Pringle

​Sounding equally impressive playing within the jazz standards tradition and also presenting his own original compositions, Saxophonist and Composer Josh Kemp has completed major UK tours in 2014 and in 2015, gaining many plaudits along the way for his fluid improvising style and attractive compositions.

Josh Kemp

With a playing style combining melodic inventiveness, a rich tone and a lyrical style of improvisation, Josh is a regular performer at Jazz Clubs and Festivals across the UK, with recent performances including Ronnie Scott’s and the London Jazz Festival.

Simon Brown, Bernie Hodgkins, Josh Kemp and Stuart Pringle

Josh Kemp was Playing with the Jazznights Trio who were:

Simon Brown
Bernie Hodgkins
Stuart Pringle

With vocals from Larraine Odell

Larraine Odell
Simon Brown, Bernie Hodgkins and Stuart Pringle

Sunday 6th October 2019 – ESTELLE KOKOT (vocals will be at Jazznights)

“If you want to hear a genuine innovator with a creative twist on Jazz vocals include Estelle Kokot” London Jazz Festival. “She is the queen of nuance, understands the power of dramatic expression when sincerely delivered and crashes through the barriers of convention with disarming honesty then delivers the unbelievable”. Gisele Turner – Going Places.

THE BEST IN BRITISH MODERN JAZZ is at Jazznights, Admission £10. Doors open 7.00 pm. Music 7.30 – 10.00 pm.

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