Modern Jazz - Gary Willcox's Drummer/Composers Project

Chris Batchelor - trumpet  
Josephine Davies - tenor & soprano saxophones 
Gareth Williams - piano 
Dave Whitford - bass 
Gary Willcox – drums 

The project is designed to provide an insight into the contribution that drummers have made to jazz across the decades, both as players and composers.  

The music features a broad cross section of tunes from the eras ‘Bebop and Beyond’ and includes compositions by Elvin Jones, Kenny Clarke, Paul Motian, Jack DeJohnette, Bill Stewart and others covering Bebop, Modal, ECM and 90’s NuBop styles. 
Despite the wide variety of music in the set, the band creates a unified sound giving each member space to interpret the music in their own contemporary way, rather than it being a showcase of styles or a recreation of the past.   

"……inspiring and ‘in the moment’ playing. Love it!" - Jerry Bergonzi  

Tickets: £15 (£5 students)
Friday 17 November 2023 - 8pm
Riverhouse Barn
Manor Road
KT12 2PF