The 606 Club’s 40th Anniversary: "grooveyard" Featuring Gareth Lockrane/alex Garnett/mike Outram (8:00pm); Nikki Iles/iain Ballamy/trish Clowes/flo Moore/tim Giles; Nigel Hitchcock/laurence Cottle at 606 Club

Laura G Thorne uploaded this event on October 5, 2016


606 Club
90 Lots Road
020 7352 5953


Mon, October 24, 2016

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From its earliest days in the 1970's the 606 Club has been a place where musicians can "hang out", hear other players and exchange thoughts and ideas. I have always tried to make ure that I book not just the established names but also those talented players who are starting to make their way in what, to my mind, is one of the strongest jazz scenes anywhere in the world, outside of perhaps New York. And tonight is something of a celebration of that ideal. The first band up is the brilliant "Grooveyard", flautist Gareth Lockrane's salute to the "hard-bop" era of the 60's and 70's featuring saxophonist Alex Garnett and guitarist Mike Outram. Gareth first came to the Club as a student in the mid 90's and is now well established, respected not just as one of the finest jazz flute players in Europe but also as a composer and arranger of real flair and distinction. The son of saxophonist Willie Garnett (whose big band I played in throughout the 70's and 80's) I remember Alex Garnett as a callow youth turning up to big band rehearsals after his Saturday morning sax lessons. They clearly worked as, over the last 20 years or so, he has developed in to one of the most fluent and impressive sax players in Europe. Guitarist Mike Outram is another player who "cut his teeth" at the Club in the 2000's. Doing his first gigs here as a student he is now regarded as one of the country's finest guitarists and educators. “Lockrane....breathtaking…dazzling” AllAboutJazz; “Garnett has a great muscular style and a rich, gritty tone.” Jazz Breakfast; [Mike Outram} "There is no musician with such complete control of the sounds coming out of a guitar" London Jazz News...

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