Returning by popular demand following their stunning performance as the finale to the Society’s 2013/14 season, this will be another exciting evening with some of the most talented and best-known jazz musicians of today.
Ellington is one of the originators of big-band jazz. He led his band for more than half a century, composed thousands of scores covering a wide musical spectrum from Ragtime to Post-bop and created one of the most distinctive ensemble sounds in all of Western music. The Pat Davey Quartet hope to provide a taste of the full arc of his artistic output within the intimacy and freedom of an improvising small group.
Patrick’s playing career has taken him all over the world - New York, Hong Kong, Paris, Cape Town, etc. He is a vastly experienced session musician and also a highly proficient composer and arranger. He studied Jazz at Trinity College of Music where he received the Archer Scholarship. He has many years of experience teaching Drums and Ensembles and currently teaches at both the Academy of Contemporary Music and Trinity College of Music.
The line-up of the Quartet will be Pat Davey on drums; Andrea di Biase on double bass; Arthur Lea on piano; Jon Shenoy on saxophone and clarinet. These are all jazz musicians of international repute who have come together in a project specially created for our Music Society. I’m sure the evening will be just as exciting as it was when they came to O&LMS in April 2014 and it’s bound to be another sell-out.