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Queen's Head
Monmouth

 

Sunday 10/09 Big Sky Quartet

Big Sky Quartet, four kindred spirits with a wealth of musical experience and talent have turned their backs to the London scene and have put down roots in the Welsh Borders, creating their own blend of self-penned lyrical tunes propelled along by distinctively Brazilian and world rhythms. Happily following in the giant steps of musicians like Weather Report, Joe Lovano and Chick Corea, Big Sky are producing an accessible, melodic jazz fusion that is picking up new fans wherever they play. A great Gig last time they played and we are assured of a superb evening!!!

 

Sunday 17/09 Eira/Snow

"Horovel at the Queens Head" - World music fused with various jazz and folk elements. A real eclectic mix from this diverse duo.

"In general Eira/Snow’s pieces are primarily folk tunes with infectious melodies and strong grooves and an essential simplicity that ensures that they remain accessible, no matter how far the band may push them" Ian Mann - The Jazzmann review 7/10/17

 

Wednesday 20/09/17 JOHN PAUL GARD TRIO

***** Jazz Special *****

A special treat for not only jazz fans but music fans everywhere. JP on organ and "left footed bass" is truly a special musician who we can never get enough of. This is an outstanding trio and its a Gig NOT TO BE MISSED!!

 

Sunday 24/09 The Drift

 

Wednesday 27/9/17 Örjan Hultén's Orion

***** Jazz Special *****

Örjan Hultén, one of Sweden's foremost saxophonists and improvisers, is a musical explorer always looking for the next challenge. In his compositions Örjan Hultén moves effortlessly across boundaries and musical genres. Here and there Middle Eastern and Balkan traits can be heard while one can distinguish traces from Wayne Shorter or Joni Mitchell in other parts. Örjan Hultén Orion is featuring four of Sweden’s top musicians, each of them a wellknown and celebrated musician/bandleader in his own right. This is the first time the quartet is touring the UK. Örjan Hultén – saxophones, Torbjörn Gulz – piano, Filip Augustson – bass, Peter Danemo - drums
”Weighty jazz music of absolute world class.” Svenska Dagbladet
”A proper parade of ensemble playing and composing skills” - Nerikes Allehanda
”a well coherent reflection over contemporary acoustic jazz” – Dagens Nyheter
”his calm and convincing playing in combination with the intensity and power of the tone is strongly impressive” –Orkester Journalen
Checkout Orion playing at Fasching Jazz Klub
Supported by Music in Monmouth

 

Sunday 01/10 James Hollingsworth

 

Sunday 08/10 Terri Bramah

 

Sunday 15/10 Mayfield

 

Sunday 22/10 Ragtime Jug

 

Sunday 29/10 Red river Blues

 

Sunday 05/11 Forfeits

 

Sunday 12/11 SP3 Steve Payne/Miskiminn/Hobday

 

Sunday 19/11 Skylark

 

Sunday 26/11 The Harrisons

First time at the Queens and about time too! Great line up of two guitars and a trombone all blending three part vocals. The Harrison's always deliver broad, quality entertainment to all.

 

Sunday 03/12 WILL KILLEEN

 

Sunday 10/12 Heavy Quartet

 

Sunday 17/12 BRIDGET AND THE BIG GIRLS BLUES

 

Saturday 23/12 John Paul Gard/Alex Hutchins

 

Wednesday 14/3/18 Hiby-Bardon-Hession

***** Jazz Special *****

Having played an astonishingly powerful gig at the Queens in 2016 the Hiby-Bardon-Hession trio return to bring an intense evening of extemporised collective soundscapes.
The combined but restrained focus of their last performance was akin to the darkening and impending thrill of a brewing thunderstorm never quite breaking but bound to at any minute. A delight for the audible senses spilling out to the cliches of hair raising on the arms and neck and of course the unbelievable, near telepathic, understanding of the players drawing you in like a rip-tide on a dark night.

A world class trio from three players with huge international reputations combining Wuppertal and Leeds in a common European understanding.
Hans Peter Hiby - tenor/alto saxophones, Michael Bardon - double bass, Paul Hession - drum set ()
Supported by the Plancktone Club


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