JAZZ FM Classic Album Series - Nigel Price Presents Wynton Kelly and Wes Montgomery
Wednesday 30th August 2023
Tickets: £20.00 Seat at a shared Table for 4 /£17.50 Seat – No Table
8:00pm – 8:45pm (Panel Discussion with playback of Classic Album)
9:00pm-9:45pm (Live Re-creation of Classic Album)
Jazz FM’s Classic Album Playback series in partnership with the Hampstead Jazz Club. Nigel Price and the Leon Greening Trio recreate songs from the classic album Wynton Kelly Trio with Wes Montgomery – Smokin’ At The Half Note . This evening with form two episodes of Jazz FM’s Classic Album playback series that will broadcast on the station throughout September on Saturday/Sunday nights at 9pm.
Hosted by jazz legend Claire Martin OBE, each week the programme concentrates on a pivotal classic jazz album that has stood the test of time. Recorded in front of a discerning audience at HJC, a panel led by Ian Shaw will play tracks from the album and discuss their opinions on why the album as a collection of tracks worked to create the classic work we know of today, adding a layer of knowledge and understanding that will feed the inquisitive mind of the audience. Following the playback, Nigel Price and the Leon Greening Trio will re-create a number of tracks from the classic album, performing a mini-set, which you can hear as part of the broadcast.
Guitarist Nigel Price is the winner of two British Jazz Awards for best guitarist (2014 & 2016), a virtuoso soloist who has recorded with Van Morrison and JTQ as well as having five albums to his name. The group is completed by the Leon Greening Trio.
Nigel a well established member of the jazz community has earned himself praise and acclaim as one of Britain’s finest guitarists and arguably one of the best in the world. His musical prowess and ability on the strings is not only enigmatic but leaves the audience spellbound by his speed and technical navigation taking the guitar to its limits.
“The audience were swept along by the sheer musical force, as the notes seemed to pop out from his guitar like so many bullets fired from a gun. If you haven’t seen this groovy jazz gunslinger play yet then make amends immediately, he’s a legend in the making.“Griff Prescott, Arundel Jazz Club – March 2009
Host and Panel
Host – Claire Martin OBE
Panel – Ian Shaw and Jonathan Wingate
Nigel Price – Guitar
Leon Greening Trio
Leon Greening – Piano
Adam King – Double Bass
Matt Skelton – Drums
Please note, The Club is not licensed to allow access to Children under the age of 16 after 9pm, so for evening performances, please do not book tickets for children under the age of 16. Children aged 16 and above are welcome at any time.
For £20.00 Tickets:
Seats are not numbered and you will be seated at available tables. Please note tables seat 4 people, so for bookings of less than 4 people, you will be seated and share a table for 4.
For £17.50 Tickets:
This is a fully seated event. Seats are not numbered and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
Please note the Jazz Club is situated in the basement of the Duke of Hamilton Pub and access is via a number of stairs. The nearest toilets are situated on the 1st floor of the Pub.
Doors: 7:30 pm | Show: 8:00 pm