Sunday Sessions- Richard Rozze and Jonny Hepbir
27th May 2018
19:00 to 21:00
On the last Sunday in each month we will be hosting the Richard Rozze Jazz Sessions.
Richard Rozze – Guitars
Richard can be seen performing in a variety of contexts on the jazz and pop scene and has earned a reputation as a creative and flexible musician. Richard fronts the Richard Rozze Group featuring Paul Booth, Malcolm Edmonstone, Dave Whitford and Andrew Bain. Their debut album ‘Learning To Fly‘ is out now on Pathway Records.Richard has worked alongside musicians of many genres including, Paul Booth (saxophone) Brian Hanlon (singer/ songwriter) Dana Gillespie (vocals), Jeremy Peynton Jones (composer), Derek Nash (saxophone) Trevor Tomkins (drums), John Horler (piano).
”Richard Rozze is an artist who has successfully forged a unique approach to his playing and compositions. He glides effortlessly through multi-genre worlds, his solos flawlessly committed to his surroundings. On this debut album, the listener will be enthralled by Rozze’s ability to fuse elements of rock, jazz, folk & Americana. You will stop asking yourself “what style of music am I listening to?” and realise the question is moot, it’s just great music!” – Paul Booth – saxophonist with the Steve Winwood Band
In the UK, Jonny is regarded as one of the few authentic players on the British Gypsy jazz scene. His background has seen years of experience playing amongst some of the top Gypsy guitarists in the world including Bireli Lagrene, Lulu Reinhardt, Stochelo Rosenberg, Paulus Schafer, Feigeli Prisor and jazz guitarists Mundel Lowe, Martin Taylor and John Etheridge amongst others.
In 2002 Jonny signed a record deal with USA label ‘Refined Records’ and released an album of originals called ‘Turkish Blend’ featuring renowned guitarist Robin Nolan. In 2004, GUITAR magazine referred to Jonny as ‘..the English virtuoso’ .
Over the last 25 years Jonny has played throughout the UK and abroad, including private performances for Sir Paul McCartney, Roman Abramovich, Sir Terence Conran, Paul Merton and Kool & The Gang. Other recent hi-profile appearances include the Django Reinhardt Festival Samois Sur Seine in France 2013, Birmingham International Jazz and Blues Festival 2013 and The Love Supreme Jazz Festival in Sussex 2015.
Audiences can expect to hear a vibrant mix of Gypsy swing, cool jazz and funky latin.