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Jimmy Haslip

Jimmy Haslip

Jazz Hastings first October gig

A true jazz legend, New York-born bass guitarist, Jimmy Haslip, will be making a guest appearance on October 10 at the Jazz Hastings monthly session at the East Hastings Sea Angling Association on the Stade. Julian Norridge writes.

Haslip was a co-founder and long-serving member of the trailblazing modern jazz group, The Yellowjackets, which also featured guitarist, Robben Ford and keyboard player, Russell Ferrante. During Haslip’s time with the band they were nominated for a Grammy seventeen times and won twice.

Jimmy will be performing with the Meier-Budjana Band, an international collection of acclaimed musicians who are as at home with rock as they are with jazz.


Nicolas Meier

Guitarist Nicolas Meier was born in Switzerland but now lives in the UK. His jazz guitar style reflects a wide range of influences but he has also spent a number of years touring the world extensively as a member of the Jeff Beck group.


Dewa Budjana

Fellow guitarist and songwriter Dewa Budjana has been leading his own band Gigi in his native Indonesia for more than twenty years, packing out huge venues and selling millions of albums. His playing combines not only jazz and rock but also traditional Balinese music.

Asaf Sirkis

Asaf Sirkis

On drums will be Israeli-born Asaf Sirkis, whose delicate and probing playing places dynamics on an equal footing with time keeping. He and Nicolas Meier have been playing together on and off now for 15 years.

Saat Syah

Completing this all-star line up on flute is Saat Syah. Originally from Borneo, he is now one of Indonesia’s most sought after session musicians. His playing on custom-made bamboo suling flutes can be both eloquent and charming.

It’s not often Hastings gets a chance to hear such a talented group of international musicians. They’re not to be missed.

Jazz Hastings: Doors at the East Hastings Angling Association open at 7.45pm for an 8.30pm start. Admission is £10 on the door.


Posted 11:57 Monday, Oct 9, 2017 In: Music & Sound

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