BopFest Jazz Festival: Shelly Manne's "Live At The Blackhawk" - Matt Skelton Quintet

Toulouse Lautrec, 140 Newington Butts, Kennington
BopFest Jazz Festival: Shelly Manne's "Live At The Blackhawk" - Matt Skelton Quintet image
Event has ended
This event ended on Sunday 24th of November 2019


Venue Information

Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec
Newington Butts, SE11 4RN

Nearest Stations

Kennington 0.18 miles


Please note: as you will no doubt be aware COVID-19 is leading to many events being cancelled or postponed. Please check with the organisers of any event listed here to confirm it is going ahead as planned.

Bringing BopFest '19 to a swinging conclusion, UK drummer Matt Skelton's latest ensemble brings together a dynamic quintet of leading London jazz instrumentalists, energised by the inspiration of master jazz drummer Shelly Manne's quintet recordings from the 1950s and 60s.

Skelton's project celebrates in particular the 5 volumes of “Live At The Blackhawk” recorded in San Francisco in 1959. Leading from the drums, Shelly's stellar quintet originally featured Richie Kamuca, Joe Gordon, Victor Feldman and Monty Budwig.

Often touring, recording and appearing on televised concerts, this group helped to ensure that the West Coast jazz scene retained a strong post-bop identity strongly linked to the East Coast quintets of yore led by Parker and Gillespie in Shelly's hometown of New York.

A truly original musician and drummer, Shelly Manne's mastery of his craft are immediately recognisable.

In bringing together this new group, Skelton's objective is to share the legacy of these remarkable live recordings with fresh energy; each of the players here are chosen not for the purpose of emulation but to express their own identities as informed by the original recordings.

Matt Skelton has long been known as one of the foremost drummers on the UK jazz scene, having accompanied many leading internationally known figures such as Harry ''Sweets'' Edison, Conte Candoli, Bucky Pizzarelli, John Pizzarelli, Warren Vache and Scott Hamilton.

Most recently he has appeared with Steve Grossman, John Hendricks, Curtis Stigers and with Kurt Elling as part of Guy Barker's latest large scale commission for the BBC.


User Reviews

There are no user reviews
Have your say

Add a review or useful tip for this event

Add a review Add a useful tip
Sign up for the latest
Sign up to our newsletter for the latest and greatest from London!
By entering your email address you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and consent to receive email updates and newsletters from All In London. You can unsubscribe at any time.