With 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.
This fine trio is led by the dynamic London-based drummer Dave Storey. His trio explores a wide mix of jazz repertoire, with interaction, intensity, and playfulness being the key focus. Whether in the form of a soothing ballad or a furious up-tempo tune, the trio brings their unique and captivating sound to an old tradition.
Dave studied at the Royal Academy of Music with many influential drummers such as Gene Calderazzo, Martin France, Jeff Williams and Jim Hart. This led him on to record and gig with many of the UK's top jazz artists, including pianist Ivo Neame, Chris Batchelor, Hannes Riepler and guitarist Mike Outram. He also plays in some of the finest up-and-coming groups, regularly performing at top UK venue's such as Ronnie Scott's and The Vortex.
This dynamic trio will be completed by two of London's finest and most in demand players, James Allsopp and Conor Chaplin who bring a wealth of experience through years of playing with many of the world's top musicians such as Kenny Wheeler, Django Bates, Stan Sulzmann and Iain Ballamy.
Check them out on Soundcloud here.