24 March | 7:45pm | £22 / £18
Doors & bar 6:45pm | Concert 7:45pm, ends 9:00pm, no interval
Stan Sulzmann, saxophones & flute | Nikki Iles, piano | Bass TBC
'a rare chance to hear two of the UK’s most respected jazz musicians playing tunes they love'
Dom Sales, Jellymould Jazz
When two of the best jazz musicians of their generation get together to play some of their favourite tunes, you know the outcome is going to be something special. For over 20 years, these two outstanding musicians have been stalwarts of the British jazz scene. They have composed original, critically acclaimed music for various ensembles both live and on record and played with some of the biggest names in the jazz world: John Taylor, Kenny Wheeler, Vince Mendoza and Anthony Braxton. Their programme is a collection of unusual standards and originals.
A veteran of the UK jazz scene, Stan Sulzmann has had a rich and varied career playing with musicians including Kenny Wheeler, Larry Grenadier and Gwilym Simcock, as well as a prolific output as bandleader. Highly in demand as a sideman, Stan has worked with a host of musicians, including: John Taylor, Jim Mullen, Mike Gibbs, Marc Copland, Allan Botchinksy, European Jazz Ensemble, Kit Downes, Michael Brecker and Gil Evans.
Nikki Iles is a formidable presence in the UK Jazz scene and a pianist of extraordinary imagination whose playful dialogue makes her comparable with the great John Taylor. Playing highlights in the last few years have included the Julian Arguelles Octet, the Kenny Wheeler Big Band, Tony Coe and Tina May, ‘Renga’ with Rufus Reid, The Anglo / Canadian Quartet with Martin Speake, Claire Martin and Dave Holland in the tribute to Kenny Wheeler at the London Jazz Festival.
Covid-19 and concerts
In line with the most up-to-date guidance Public Health for Cambridgeshire & Peterborough, we:
- clean all surfaces that people touch regularly and keep hand sanitizer around the site
- ensure air flow remains good around the building (we have a highly efficient air extraction system in the concert hall)
- advise all ticket holders to take a lateral flow test before coming to an event at the Granary and insist that staff and visitors who are unwell do not attend the venue
Face coverings are currently not compulsory, but if the guidance changes we will communicate this to ticket holders.