The Launch of Original Wednesday’s at HJC feat. Planck Walker
Wednesday 25th March 2020
Hampstead Jazz Club is a big supporter of original music and emerging young talent, and are pleased to announce the launch of its “Original Wednesday’s” night, where HJC will host regular Wednesday evenings for musicians to perform and showcase their original music.
These evenings can be used to develop original projects, get live performance experience and audience feedback. The evenings will either be at a reduced ticket price £10 or a free ticket entry event, fostering and encouraging musicians to come and play their original compositions.
Hampstead Jazz Club Presents – Planck Walker
Planck Walker are a London-based jazz quintet consisting of students from both the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Royal Academy of Music. Some of their generation’s most exciting young improvisers, they have already performed at Ronnie Scott’s, the Vortex Jazz Club and 91 Living Room as part of their busy schedule. The band’s music draws heavily upon the American jazz tradition, but they are equally inspired by twentieth century classical music and EDM, resulting in a unique sound which is truly at the midpoint between several contemporary idioms.
For their debut at the Hampstead Jazz Club, Planck Walker will present two sets of music, striking an irresistible balance between composed and improvised material. Combining both their original tunes, which draw on contemporary American influences such as Aaron Parks, Ben van Gelder and Joel Ross, with compositions by the great jazz composers, including Wayne Shorter, Benny Golson and George Shearing.
This night will showcase an unwavering commitment to spontaneity and artistic freedom. This is music that really can go anywhere, whether it be burning swing, fiery Latin, dark contemporary classical or visceral electronica.
Sam Norris- Alto sax
Billy Marrows- Guitar (subbing for Peter Wilson)
Jay Verma- Piano
Ali Watson- Double bass
Harry Ling- 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. No dogs allowed in the Jazz Club.
This is a fully seated event. Seats are not numbered and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
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.
Doors: 7:00 pm | Show: 8:00 pm