Fri Sep 20 - Our host with the Inna Most - Marque Gilmore returns for his monthly residency with us, this time taking over the whole weekend from Friday to Sunday with special guests each evening.
For the first installment, Marque invites the highly renowned saxophonist, Steve Williamson for a sunset duel.
Both masters of improvised free-form music in their own right, expect to be taken to higher places by the duo through the course of the evening.
STEVE WILLIAMSON (Marque & Steve will perform 2 live sets from around 9pm)
Steve Williamson is one of the most distinctive saxophone voices in contemporary British jazz. Starting out with reggae outfit Misty in Roots, Steve emerged on the London jazz scene in the mid-1980s alongside Courtney Pine, Andy Sheppard and Tommy Smith, and as a founder member of The Jazz Warriors.
Releasing 3 albums, plus collaborations with, among others, Art Blakey, John Mayer, Archie Shepp, Donald Byrd, Chris McGregor, Maceo Parker, Guru and Jazzmatazz.
Funk, hip-hop and reggae are key influences, but it is the powerful presence of tenor giants Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane, combined with the explorations of M-Base founder Steve Coleman, that drive Steve’s dynamic and imaginative approach to creating jazz. Steve has influenced a whole generation of artists, from bassist Anthony Tidd and pianist Robert Mitchell of Quite Sane, to celebrated alto saxophonist Soweto Kinch.
Admission to the event is free, but we advise that a table reservation is made, if you wish to see the performance. Please drop us a quick message at firstname.lastname@example.org to make your reservation. Alternatively you can buy a £6 ticket via Resident Advisor which comes with a complimentary small main course meal.
Live In The Lounge takes place Every Fri + Sat (Occasional Sundays) check website for details