w/ The Wandering Yak serving 6-9pm.
The Thursday Night Jazz tradition was introduced to Hot Numbers Gwydir Street by Nick Hill, known to Cambridge locals from his previous residencies at the Elm Tree and the Cricketers. We now welcome Mark Hale, a frequent guest of Nick's and outstanding Drummer, to bring fresh talent from the UK Jazz scene every Thursday. Our live music is funded through the generosity of the audience with a suggested donation of £5.
Feb - 25th Bruno D'Ambra Trio
Bruno D’Ambra is a busy pianist and session keyboard player who has recorded at Abbey Road, Metropolis and Air Studios for various international artists, as well as appearing on national TV. In 2011 he was privileged to play for President Obama and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
He is also a producer and arranger working with up and coming songwriters and has composed music for documentaries and theatre.
Bruno performs regularly around London with his own jazz project.
His piano style, deeply rooted in the post-bop tradition, has echoes of Bill Evans and Sonny Clark and, as a composer, he has a knack for strong melodies as well as for sophisticated rhythmic textures.
His 2012 duo album “Songs for Duke” with guitarist Francesco LoCastro was met with praise by both the public and critics:
"Songs for Duke " by Bruno D'Ambra and Francesco Lo Castro is a stunning CD. The album captures the true spirit of Ellington with beautiful original melodies and superb interplay between these two fine musicians.
Trudy Kerr Broadcaster BBC Radio Across the South
“For a duo, Bruno and Francesco produce a big warm sound on this delightful set of original compositions inspired by Duke Ellington.