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Chiltern Hundreds Area

GIG-6 Reprise
Featured Anthony Kerr (Vibraphone)
with The Tim Dawes Trio

Took place on Wed 23rd November 2005 with an Audience of 84
Photos by Barry Blight

Anthony Kerr was born in Belfast and is regarded by many as the most enchanting, original and exciting Vibraphone Player in the jazz idiom of today. He also works with the BBC Big Band as a session musician and has been commissioned to write for Television and Radio.
Taught percussion at Belfast School of Music & Harrow School. Tutor with percussion section of Irish Youth Orchestra.  Jazz improvisation teaching at Queens University, Belfast, Southampton University, Morley College, Guildhall School of Music & Drama and Royal Academy of Music in London.  He also teaches privately.. Having spent two years studying and performing in New York in the 1980s, he then moved to London to perform and record with many great musicians including George Shearing, Elvis Costello, Georgie Fame, Claire Martin, Louis Stewart, Norma Winstone, Peter King and Joe Lovano.  He has either been voted, or been nominated ‘best instrumentalist’ in the British Jazz Awards every year since 1994.
Anthony was the original endorser for the Xylosynth and his wise advice to the manufacturer has proved invaluable - his be-boptastic playing is an inspiration.  Voted Young Jazz Musician of the Year in 1995 Anthony studied with David Friedman and has made a couple of well received albums.   Apart from session work Anthony's credits include the Anthony Kerr Mallet Band, and the BBC Big Band
Listen to extracts of Anthony Kerr playing some of his compositions for Vibraphone, Marimba and Xylosynth.
Sweet Summer
- Gentle Vibes with piano
Who sees the Dawn - Xylosynth, Marimba and Vibes
A Stitch in Time - Live @ Ronnie Scotts - Vibes, piano Bass & Drums

Sounds of Anthony Kerr

Concert Programme - First set
In your own Sweet Way - Dave Brubeck
Darn That Dream - Eddie Delange & Jimmy Van Heusen
Soul Eyes - Mal Waldren
who was Billie Holiday's accompanist- nice bass solo from Tim
Bolivia - Cedar Walton -
allowed an embellishing Drum solo from Graham Fox

Blues Improvisation - nice slow solo works throughout

Second Set
I Hear a Rhapsody -
George Fragos, Jack Baker & Dick Gasparre
Everything I Love - Cole Porter - Uptempo swinging affair.
I Fall in Love Too Easily -
Sammy Cahn/Jule Styne
- fine sensitive solo work by Phil Peskett
Cherokee - Ray Noble - fast tempo with great solos throughout.
All of Me
 - ended a very satisfying evening of professionally delivered Jazz Standard Renditions.

Mallets Aforethought: -
Superb, Scintillating Celestial Sonorous Sounds from an award winning and gentle Vibraphonist with a dynamic technique with considerable command of his instrument..  Steeped in the jazz tradition of Lionel Hampton, Cal Tjader, Milt Jackson, Victor Feldman, Bobby Hutcherson, Chase Jordan, and Gary Burton




Tim Dawes Comments on our Venue and the Player:-
One of the most glorious jazz venues in the country. Ideal acoustics combined with an intimacy and informality make this setting much sought after by musicians and audience alike. On this occasion featuring the phenomenal Anthony Kerr, delicate and authoritative Vibes player and a leading exponent of the instrument this side of the Atlantic.

The Tim Dawes Trio

Tim Dawes - Bass                     Phil Peskett - Piano                        Graham Fox - Drums

Phil Peskett - Phil is one of the hottest young names on the London jazz scene. He has played with Jim Mullen and at Ronnie Scott’s club in London many times with Trudy Kerr, with whom he has recorded two albums. He has also performed with Stan Sulzman and Steve Waterman. A tutor on the degree course at the Trinity College of Music, he is also a respected composer and has his own piano trio which perform at the 606 Club regularly. Studied at Leeds College of Music and the Guildhall

Graham Fox studied music with David Wickens,  Dave Hassel and Kevin Nutty and was awarded a First Class BMus degree.  The majority of Graham's work comes as a jazz drummer playing in London and in Jazz clubs around the UK. Graham's more commercial ventures in music have often been working alongside Pat Hughes and Jon Duff on their own drum and bass project 'Three Kingz'.

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