The David Gordon Trio Coronation Concert Feat. music from "Pachyderm"

Thursday 4th May 2023

Tickets: £20.00 Seat at a shared Table for 4 /£15.00 Seat – No Table

Doors: 7.30pm

Show:  8:00pm-9:30pm  – Single Set 75 min 

Please note you can book for dinner either before or after the show.

Back at The Hamsptead Jazz Club, The David Gordon Trio brings you a night of refined and euphoric jazz music that ebbs and flows through compositions that showcase the tight-nature of this world-class outfit.

David is a world class talent with a playful sense of humour, which makes all his shows both musically innovative and a lot of fun.

Recognisably jazz, much of the music also draws inspiration from baroque music and particularly from the music of J. S. Bach. With its captivating title track “Pachyderm” is the trio’s seventh studio album and introduces a new trio line up with the award-winning Gordon joined by highly skilled drummer Tom Hooper and double bassist Oli Hayhurst, a vastly experienced musician who has worked with many accomplished artists.

The David Gordon Trio has a unique and individual sound world, a strong pedigree and a worldwide following. All their recordings have received rave reviews in media throughout the US, Japan and Europe, where they have sold more than 10,000 CDs. The trio has played festivals, radio and clubs in Europe and the UK, and has collaborated with a wide variety of artists, including singer Jacqui Dankworth; saxophonists Andy Sheppard and Jerry Underwood; guitarist John Etheridge; and tap-dancer/vocalist Lucy Dixon.

An assured and versatile pianist, David Gordon is one of the few professional jazz musicians who is also a well-established classical artist. An accomplished harpsichordist as well as pianist, David includes work as soloist/director with the likes of the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, the London Chamber Orchestra and Concerto Köln and as an award-winning composer he has had works commissioned by festivals, orchestras and fellow musicians alike.

As a jazz pianist he has a repertoire that focuses on original compositions by the band, but also includes material as diverse as folk music from Venezuela, East European dance tunes and Celtic-tinged melodies.

After the critical acclaim given to the trio’s recent fascinating project “Alexander Scriabin’s Ragtime Band” – ‘one of the finest trio records I have heard in a very long time’ (Stereopluss, Norway) and Mojo’s ‘Jazz CD of the Year‘ – their latest project ‘Pachyderm’ marks a return to the group’s original compositions, flecked with occasional unfusty references to Bach and the baroque. Making up the rest of the trio will be Oli Hayhurst on bass and Tom Hooper-drums.

There is plenty of variety within the music, but still a readily recognisable group aesthetic, and the quality of the playing and writing is excellent throughout.” – Ian Mann, The Jazz Man

David Gordon is a musician of dazzling range.  Here he presents a playful, ingenious, irreverent and deeply respectful reimagining of the eccentric Russian composer’s oeuvre in which Scriabin’s music is filtered through Irving Berlin, foo-de-oh-do vocals, impressionistic jazz, ambient electro, samba, and whatever else occurs to the extravagantly resourceful pianist.’  – Mojo


David Gordon – Piano

Tom Hooper – Drums

Oli Hayhurst – Bass

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 £15.00 Tickets:

This is a fully seated event.  Seats are not numbered and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

Please NOTE, there is NO food served in the Jazz Club, there is a bar for drinks. We advise booking a table for dinner at the Duke of Hamilton upstairs at least 1hr before show-time – Book Here 

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

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