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Chris Hodgkins International Quartet

Wednesday 22 May 2019 8.30pm Churston Golf Club

Chris Hodgkins trumpet + Jinjoo Yoo piano + Wayne Wilkinson guitar + Alison Rayner bass

An outstanding Anglo/American quartet led by award winning trumpet player Chris Hodgkins a man of many talents – musician, bandleader, administrator, author, broadcaster and much more. For this tour he has recruited 29 year old South Korean pianist from New York, Jinjoo Yoo, “one of the most exciting pianists on the scene in New York”, plus Wayne Wilkinson a headline guitarist, “one of the best, most underrated jazz guitarists in the USA”. Alison Rayner is featured on bass – winner of the Parliamentary Jazz Award 2018 for Best Ensemble.

“I had the opportunity to record and work with Wayne in the UK in 2017 and for the tour I added Alison Rayner – my favourite bass player,” explains Hodgkins.  “A year ago I heard Jinjoo Yoo’s work on a blog “Jazz Lives”. I was knocked out with her playing, fresh; modern but with a marvellous grasp and redolence of the past – coincidentally Lance Liddle of Bebop Spoken Here gave Jinjoo a rave review.”

The music comprises a mixture of standards and four originals specially written for this tour. These compositions celebrate famous musicians that the band members have played with in the past. Don’t miss the chance to see this special show.

“This live chamber jazz album exhibits a wonderful chemistry between the trio of trumpeter Chris Hodgkins and guitarist Wayne Wilkinson. Captivating.” The Musician