Cambridge Modern Jazz...the home of jazz in Cambridge
Trio HLK will play at CMJC on July 12, 2018
Jeff Williams (Jeff Williams Lifelike) played at CMJC on June 14, 2018
played at CMJC on May 24, 2018
played at CMJC on May 3, 2018
played at CMJC on April 26, 2018
played at CMJC on April 12, 2018
played at CMJC on March 22, 2018
played at CMJC on March 8, 2018
Chris Batchelor played at CMJC on February 22, 2018
Ben Crosland (Ben Crosland Qnt) played at CMJC on February 8, 2018
Darkening Blue played at CMJC on January 25, 2018
Led Bib - 'Umbrella Weather' Album Launch Tour
'...like a gale of fresh air' the Guardian
'We need bands like Led Bib to make the world safe for dangerous music.' Observer Music Monthly
Thursday February 23, 2017
Tickets: £15 (full), £12 (students)
or phone for tickets 07827 012875
Formed by the ferociously dynamic expat American drummer Mark Holub, who writes most of their music, and fronted by 'duelling saxophonists' Chris Williams and Pete Grogan, the quintet was branded the 'future of jazz' by The Times.
Their raw collisions of free jazz, avant funk, brooding sax and sheer noise make for compelling live chemistry, not easily replicated on albums. The Guardian's John Fordham recommends they are best listened to 'with the volume up and the neighbours warned'.
Their fourth album 'Sensible Shoes' was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize and they also featured in the London 'Meltdown' festival curated by the late Ornette Coleman.
A new album 'Umbrella Weather' (their eighth) is released January 20th and they join us as part of its launch tour.