Live Jazz and Acoustic Music in Bristol

Following a very nice gig with Andy Nowak (Sun 25 Mar), I arrived back at venue next morning (Mon 26 Mar) to get Baby Grand Piano off stage and into storage for three weeks while renovations and a redec' of the Hen & Chicken venue takes place. By 9am all doors and lintels had been removed and work was happening rapidly. All works will be finished by 13 April in time for our next gig with Julian Siegel Quartet on Sun 15 April. Hope to see you at the gig

Cheers, Ian

May 27 Ed Jones Quartet

Ed Jones Quartet

Sun 27 May 7:30 for 8:15 (£14/12)Hen & Chicken Book Δ

Ed Jones Quartet

Ed was a fixture in The Albert programme for many years; but its been a while since we worked together, we are now remedying that. Ed first graced the Albert stage with the late great Dick Heckstall-Smith and returned many times as sideman or with his own groups including ‘Killer Shrimp’ with trumpeter Damon Brown.

In 2011 Ed Jones formed a new acoustic contemporary jazz quartet releasing their first recording "For Your Ears Only" in late 2017. The Quartet features some of the Uk’s finest creative jazz musicians.

Pianist Ross Stanley is just about everyone’s first call these days, leading to work recently with US sax giant Seamus Blake. Bassist Riaan Vosloo leads his acclaimed 12‘s Trio, and collaborates with the likes of Nostalgia 77, Keith Tippett, and Richard Fairhurst. Drummer Tim Gilles won the Daily Telegraph Young Composer of the Year Award in 1992 at the age of 12 and has gone on to work with Stan Sulzmann, Iain Ballamy, Julian Arguelles, and Tom Arthurs as well co-leading his award winning group Fraud with saxophonist James more

This gig was originally booked for April 1st (not a Fool’s day jape either!) but was moved to this date to accommodate the venue revamp, so pin back your lugholes for a right earful of the mighty powerful sax sounds of Ed Jones!