Andy Sheppard Quartet
FRIDAY 10 NOVEMBER - 8:00 PM
Andy Sheppard saxophones
Eivind Aarset guitar, electronics
Michel Benita double bass
Sebastian Rochford drums
International jazz star and ECM recording artist, Andy Sheppard is one of few British musicians to have made a significant impact on the international jazz scene, playing and writing for solo to big band and chamber orchestra. Returning to Turner Sims tonight with his quartet, he presents music from his new album Beyond the Dancing Sun. Their 2015 ECM recording Surrounded by Sea was described by The Guardian as tip-toeing delicacy. Now, with Sheppard’s graceful saxophones weaving a path through other-worldly guitar sounds and skittering rhythms, this is an exploration through a sonic universe that feels like a soundtrack to getting lost in the stars (Downbeat).
SUPPORT ACT – TURNER SIMS FOYER (7 – 7.45PM):
Andy Blee Saxophone
Jack Hertzberg Guitar
Rowan Shulman Bass
Robert Jane Drums
Apex Quartet originally met in Chichester and now perform across the South Coast. The group features Saxophonist Andy Blee who is currently studying at the University’s Music Department. The band is influenced by a wide range of musical backgrounds and styles, from classic standards to boundary-pushing and genre-eluding contemporary music groups such as Snarky Puppy, Troy Roberts and Mark Guiliana.
Tonight’s gig will feature a selection of contemporary tunes, and a revisiting of old standards.