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Spektrix Ref 1: LSJK22


Friday 28 October | 7:45pm

Doors & bar 6:45pm | Concert 7:45pm, ends 9:00pm, no interval

Tickets £22 / £11 (under 25)


Josh Kemp, saxophone | Alex Hutton, piano | Dave Mannington, double bass | Steve Storey, drums  


'A mix of Getzian breeziness and Coltrane's imploring cry.'

- The Guardian


A jazz saxophonist with a gift for melody, Josh Kemp is known for his lyrical improvising style and imaginative compositions and collaborations.  Part of a major UK tour, the Coltrane Project is Kemp's personal tribute to John Coltrane and his 1964 studio album A Love Supreme, one of the jazz world's biggest selling records. This seminal and unique album represents the peak of Coltrane’s artistic achievement and of his musical journey from bebop to the avant-garde of 1960s jazz. Along with pianist Alex Hutton, Kemp has studied Coltrane's original material, yielding an authentic yet personal recreation of the Love Supreme suite. The programme emphasises the lyrical and communicative music of John Coltrane and is accompanied by a video backdrop of images of Coltrane, including real-time scrolling of the words of Coltrane’s ‘Psalm’, which provides the basis for the improvisation, and carries the meaning and message of the whole work. 


Josh is a member of the e17 Jazz collective based in Walthamstow, London. After studying philosophy at Oxford, Josh trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Trinity Laban Conservatoire, winning prizes and scholarships for his playing and studies. Since then he has released five albums and completed four Arts Council funded tours, including collaborations with Pianist Tim Lapthorn and Organist Ross Stanley. Current projects include a standards quartet with Nigel Price and Andy Clynedert, and work with singers Liz Fletcher and Shireen Francis as part of his Sunday night sessions in Walthamstow.


'A Fierce Talent’

- Jazzwise Magazine


This concert is presented in association with Cambridge Modern Jazz.