Two of Scotland’s greatest jazz artists, saxophonist Tommy Smith and pianist Brian Kellock, team up to bring to Cornwall and the Poly a beautiful and imaginative acoustic jazz duo on saxophone and the lovely Poly grand piano. The press describes their groove as ‘bewitching layers of delicacy’, “full flight, spontaneous invention’ and ‘sheer artistry’.
Tommy Smith is a leading light in European jazz, first and foremost as one of the finest saxophonists of his generation, and latterly as the founder and current director of The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra (SNJO). These career-defining achievements are framed by his status as an international recording artist; a composer and arranger of extraordinary ambition; and not least, as a jazz educator.
Brian Kellock is widely regarded as one of the UK’s finest jazz pianists. Stylistically, he aligns himself with iconic figures such as Oscar Peterson or Monty Alexander, but he is a player who is equally at home in mainstream and contemporary jazz styles. He has established himself as one of the top piano players on the UK jazz scene.
In advance: £10 (adults), £8 (students and children under 16)
On the door: £12
+ £1 Poly Fund on all tickets
Falmouth’s award-winning musical youth company is delighted to be staging the well-loved musical by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. The Young Generation put on its very first performance in 1982 with this same show, and this year’s “Joseph…..” will be the company’s 37th major musical production at the Poly.
Last year’s production of “Seussical” won the award for Best Musical of the year from Cornwall Drama Association. We can guarantee a summer’s evening of wonderful entertainment – bring the whole family !
Tickets £8.00 adults, £5 children under 16 + £1 Poly Fund on each ticket.
Remi Harris is regarded by many as one of the UK’s Top Up and Coming Young Jazz Guitarists and has toured the UK, Australia, France, Norway and Italy as well as performing at Buckingham Palace, Live on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 3. His unique style blends elements from Gypsy Swing, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Hip Hop and World Music.
In 2014 Remi was awarded runner up in the British Jazz Awards in both the Rising Star and Guitar Category.
Following Remi’s May 2015 performance on Jamie Cullum’s BBC Radio 2 show live from The Cheltenham Jazz Festival his album ”Ninick” went to number #7 in the iTunes Top Jazz Albums Chart, it peaked at number #6 in Amazon’s Best Sellers in Jazz and he went to #28 in that week’s “Official Jazz & Blues Albums Chart”.
Remi’s band The Remi Harris Project take Traditional Gypsy Jazz and Swing Characteristics and infuses them with influences from Bebop, Blues, Rock, World Music, Hip Hop, Funk and Pop. They offer a 2-hour show including solo, duet and trio playing, interspersed with Remi’s commentary and demonstrations of various guitar styles from across the years from Django Reinhardt to Jimi Hendrix and Wes Montgomery to Peter Green.
“incredible guitarist… I’m absolutely blown away by his talent…amazing” Jamie Cullum
“The standard of playing is stunning…5*****” Guitar Techniques Magazine
“This young guy is seriously good…4****” www.thejazzmann.co.uk
“he is a tremendously gifted young player” John Etheridge
“astonishing” Digby Fairweather
“sensational guitarist” Jazz Rag Magazine
Tickets: In Advance: £10 (adults), £8 (concessions and Poly Members) On The Door: £12