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.
April 28th: Lluis Mather - Alto Saxophone
Lluis Mather is an award-winning UK instrumentalist and composer, and a Henri SELMER Paris performing artist. He has won the Dave Holland Award, was recipient of a Yamaha Scholarship, is one of three 2013/14 Jerwood Fellows “expected to make a significant contribution to British Jazz”, a first class graduate of the Birmingham Conservatoire (course prize for outstanding achievement 2010) and most recently completed an MPhil at University of Cambridge.
He has performed headline sets at Cheltenham, Harmonic, Manchester, London, amongst other national jazz festivals with his quintet featuring Julian Siegel, and most recently with his nonet, commissioned by THSH Birmingham. Lluis has toured and recorded with the Hans Koller Ensemble led by composer Mike Gibbs, performing a residency at London’s Vortex and recording ‘Mike Gibbs 12 play Gil Evans’.
Lluis teaches for the Junior Department of the Birmingham Conservatoire, and is currently a sideman with the Mike Fletcher Big Band, Dave Grey’s Hansu Tori, and the Birmingham Jazz Orchestra. In 2008 he toured with the C.UK big band to Toronto's IAJE conference alongside Kenny Wheeler and Norma Winstone. Lluis plays a Selmer Paris B-flat Privilege Bass Clarinet and Mk VII Alto Saxophone.