Hammond Organ Celebration with Ross Stanley
Eastside Jazz Club, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
200 Jennens Road, B4 7XR
Wheelchair users are entitled to concessionary priced tickets with a complimentary companion seat. Guide dogs are welcome at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire venues. If you wish to bring a guide dog or wheelchair, please let the Events Office know by calling 0121 331 5909.
6.30pm - Ashton Smith Quartet
7.45pm - Main show
The Jazz Department celebrates the significance of the Hammond Organ in jazz with special guest, Ross Stanley.
From Jimmy Smith and Brother Jack McDuff to Georgie Fame and Larry Young, this great musical output deserves a spotlight, and promises to be a new and exciting area for our jazz musicians. Ross Stanley plays as featured guest and directs various student groups.
Ashton Smith Quartet
Liam Brennan alto saxophone
Kai Chareunsy drums
Matt Hollick bass
The band plays music largely based on pre-determined forms and structures, drawing on the tradition of jazz and improvisation. With melody-driven compositions and arrangements, the ensemble strives for playfulness and creativity stemming from a musical bond they have formed over the last few years in Birmingham, through various other projects. This exciting new group takes inspiration from great bands ranging from Ornette Coleman’s chordless quartet to the more recent Avishai Cohen’s trumpet trio Triveni, but the individuals’ wider musical influences within the ensemble help fashion the band’s own style and sound.