Fri 17 & Sat 18 May 2024 : Philip Clouts (jazz piano) & Ron Phelan (bass)

Pianist Philip Clouts and double bassist Ron Phelan will play a programme including music by Django Reinhardt, George Gershwin, Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk, as well as Philip’s compositions of melodic jazz with flavours of African and Latin American music.

Pianist Philip Clouts was born in Cape Town, South Africa, and brought up in London. Clouts was a founder member of worldbeat jazz band Zubop, with whom he composed music and played the piano, touring internationally and releasing five CDs. Performances included Ronnie Scott’s, Birmingham Symphony Hall, and the Womad and Glastonbury Festivals.

More recently the Philip Clouts Quartet has been a major focus of his composing and playing, and the latest album ‘Umoya,’ is titled from the Zulu word for ‘life force’. It was played on BBC’s Jamie Cullum Show, and Jazz FM has praised it, saying “It has a very infectious feel-good quality about it.”

Ron Phelan studied bass in Dublin before moving to the UK. He has worked with some of the best musicians and performers in the country touring both nationally and internationally in projects ranging from jazz ensembles to large scale theatrical productions. He currently lives in the South West of England where he divides his time between performing and composing.

The duo setting at Tincleton Gallery provides an ideal opportunity for these performers to present their work in an intimate context, with the music covering a wide variety of moods.

 

PROGRAMME

Blue Monk Thelonious Monk

Quicksilver Philip Clouts

As Evening Falls – Philip Clouts

Our Love is Here to Stay – George and Ira Gershwin

Direction South – Philip Clouts

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Swing 42 – Django Reinhardt

On West Hill – Philip Clouts

Solitude – Philip Clouts

Satin Doll – Duke Ellington

Commotion in C – Philip Clouts

 


Special terms : introduced due to Covid-19 may apply, approximately as follows, though we reserve the right to update them if Covid starts up again:

– Pre booking and prepayment only. All guests must give contact etc details.

– Seating may be allocated by us in advance. We may flex exact mix depending on demand and any constraints. Ask quickly if you have a larger party.

– We will give refunds if we need to cancel the concert for whatever reason. We will not refund if you need to cancel as that would disadvantage the musician(s), unless we can resell your seat.

– You must respect our Covid social distancing requirements, which will in turn comply with Government requirements. For the time being this means that no particular restrictions are anticipated unless Covid restrictions are reintroduced by Government.

– As usual drinks & nibbles will be served, but exactly how and where will depend on the weather.

– All concerts start playing at 8pm. Please arrive after 7:30pm.

– Tickets £15 each.

– To order tickets please email Tincleton Gallery or call Tincleton Gallery on 01305 848909