Date: Fri 10 Sep Performance 8pm
Performances start 8pm Quay Arts Café
Bar & Menu: Café Bar, from 6:30pm onwards
Location: Quay Arts, Sea Street, Newport Harbour, PO30 5BD
Ticket Price: £10 / *£9 – BRAND NEW – JAZZ CAFÉ SEASON TICKET £30
Enjoy all four Jazz Café events for the price of three!
Bookings Box Office 01983 822490
Performers: Tommaso Starace – alto and soprano saxophones/ Kristian Borring – guitar / Will Colliers – bass / Chris Nickolls – drums
For the first time, Quay Arts are offering a season ticket for Jazz Café audiences, this great offer allows season tickets holder to enjoy all four Jazz Café performances for the price of three.
To start off the new season we are thrilled to announce that following a sold out concert at the Blue Note in Milano in January, alto saxophonist Tommaso Starace returns to Quay Arts on Friday 10th September.
Tommaso will present a new exciting line up promoting his latest CD ‘Tommaso Starace Quartet – Don’t Forget’. The quartet will be performing new compositions written by Tommaso and re-arranged music from composers such as pianist Michelle Petrucciani, film composer Ennio Morricone and jazz composers Billy Strayhorn, Oscar Pettiford…
Tommaso says about his music:
“As a composer I have always made a point of exploring and pushing the boundaries of my own writing, trying to create different moods within my pieces by combining traditional and more contemporary harmony and focusing on a strong use of melody and groove with the additional use of odd time signatures.
Composers and musicians from Maurice Ravel and Cannonball Adderley to Ennio Morricone, Joshua Redman and Stevie Wonder are a continuous inspiration for what I’m trying to achieve musically.
To me a composition is powerful and magic when it sets immediately a mood, takes the audience on a journey creating vivid images in their minds: that’s when I personally get moved the most and the music stays with me for a long time and this is the goal I strive to achieve each time I start a project and complete a recording”.
Visitors to Quay Arts will be enchanted by this jazz maestro whose intimate knowledge of the language of music makes this a ‘not to be missed’ event. Menu served from 6:30pm onwards. Please see below for menu details for visit www.quayarts.org for details.