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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.
A recent graduate of Birmingham Conservatoire's Jazz course, Vittorio is establishing himself as a versatile musician, specialising on Tenor and Baritone saxophone, as well as Bass Clarinet.
He has studied with many of the countries finest musicians, such as Mike Williams, Jean Toussaint and Percy Pursglove. Whilst at the Conservatoire he has also had the opportunity to study with visiting international artists such as Maria Schneider and Jeff Ballard, to name a few.
In February 2016 he organised and led a series of workshops at the Conservatorio di Musica Vincenzo Bellini in Palermo, Italy, alongside Andrew Bain and Percy Pursglove.
Other highlights of this year include playing at the Cheltenham and Trondheim Jazz festivals with an exchange programme from Norway's Trondheim Conservatory. In his final performance at the Conservatoire, he had the opportunity to play in the Birmingham Conservatoire Jazz Orchestra alongside Dave Holland, Nate Smith and Stan Sulzmann, which was a fitting end to his studies.
As well as featuring as a sideman in a variety of bands, Vittorio also leads his own quintet, with which he has recently recorded a short album, to be released in the coming months.