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 JUNE 2019 Concert

Gareth Lockrane | Flute

Jazz Meets Bristol Symphony 2019 logo

Saturday 22 June 2019
Clifton Cathedral


Gareth Lockrane | Flute

The Gareth Lockrane Quartet

and Special Guests | Dakhla Brass


Gareth Lockrane | Flutes

Kate Williams | Piano

Will Harris | Double Bass

Dave Smith | Drums



Sophie Stockham | Alto Sax

Charlotte Ostafew | Baritone Sax

Pete Judge | Trumpet

Liam Treasure | Trombone

Riaan Vosloo | Double Bass

Matt Brown | Drums



70-piece orchestra

William Goodchild | Conductor

Pamela Bell | Leader


For the third in its Jazz Meets Bristol Symphony concerts, conductor William Goodchild and the Orchestra are collaborating with two exciting and cutting edge combos. London-based jazz flautist Gareth Lockrane - his big band having just scooped Best Big Band in the 2018 British Jazz Awards - brings his quartet to Bristol and will be performing pieces especially arranged for Bristol Symphony from his latest album, Fistfight at the Barndance, which is available on Whirlwind Records. Also on the billing – and to open the night’s performance - is Bristol-based sextet, Dakhla Brass, who will join the Orchestra to play tunes from the band’s latest and highly acclaimed album, Murmur, (Impossible Arc Records). Come early and enjoy a drink on the terrace before this feast of Jazz Meets Bristol Symphony begins.


7.30 | Bar on the Terrace

7.30 | Box Office open

8pm | Dakhla

Meets Bristol Symphony

Zenith and Nadir

Heartache and Loneliness

One Wicker Wisp


The Last Host


5000 What?


8.40 | Bar on the Terrace


9.05 | Gareth Lockrane Quartet

Meets Bristol Symphony

Do it

We’ll Never Meet Again

One for Junia

Soon Enough

Spring is Here

Strange But True



7.30pm - Terrace Bar / Box Office / Doors open
8.00pm - Concert begins
8.45pm - Interval (25 mins)
10.00pm - Concert finishes


£20.00 online - available in advance

or £22.50 on the door - on the night


UNDER 16's

£10.00 online - available in advance

or £10.00 on the door - on the night



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Gareth Lockrane Quartet



Gareth and Kate have been performing and recording together for over 10 years in various ensembles of Kate's, including quartet, quintet and septet line-ups.


For Kate, this is the second collaboration with conductor William Goodchild and orchestra, having launched Interplay Series: Bill Evans and The Impressionists for jazz trio and orchestra at the 2014 Bristol Jazz Festival.


A stalwart of the Bristol jazz scene, acclaimed double bassist Will Harris has performed with Andy Sheppard, Nikki Iles and David Newton, as well as legendary New York saxophonist Chris Potter, with whom he toured as part of the Inner City Ensemble.

Drummer Dave Smith is best known for his work with Robert Plant and the Sensation Space Shifters, Fofoulah and Afro-Blues group Juju. As co-founder of The Loop Collective, Dave is part of some of the most adventurous, and accessible, musical projects in the UK including Strobes, Cloudmakers Trio, Outhouse, MA and Splice.


The Music


The programme will feature pieces arranged by Gareth and Kate especially for tonight's concert. Gareth has chosen three original compositions from his acclaimed big band album Fistfight at the Barndance.

Gareth says:


Do It is inspired by a lifetime of watching 70s cop movies, written to the exact tempo that Dirty Harry strides through the streets of San Fransisco, with a trail of wreckage behind him!


We'll Never Meet Again is a ballad that has always been a tune of mine that I like to revisit in the big band and I’m looking forward to giving it the orchestral treatment.


One For Junia is greatly inspired by the South African pianist Bheki Mseleku, one of my biggest influences and collaborators before his death in 2008.


Kate has arranged one tune from the American Songbook, the lush and beautiful Spring Is Here by Rodgers and Hart, a Bill-Evans-inspired original, Soon Enough, and a hard-swinging original Strange but True (from her album Atlas and Vulcana) which will feature Lockrane with all his brilliance and invention.


Press comment


"...crisp, incisive and totally at one with the rhythmic ebb and flow"


"Williams has a quality rare among jazz composers: a musical vocabulary that's all her own"

The Observer


“...Lockrane's flute work is exceptional, combining a relaxed fluidity on the one hand with an acute adventurousness on the other...” Peter Quinn, Jazzwise


“the formidable Lockrane...a stunning display of sharp-accented runs, earthy whoops and constantly refreshed melodic ideas”

John Fordham, The Guardian

Dakhla Brass


The programme will feature Bristol-based instrumental sextet Dakhla Brass has a unique signature sound: a lattice-work of intricate brass lines over simmering drums. Tonight the band is delighted to be expanding its palette across the spectrum of an entire orchestra, in brand new arrangements of tunes from its latest album Murmur (Impossible Ark Records, 2018). From the poignant New Orleans funeral march of The Last Host, to the crashing anthemic riffs of 5000 What?, via the playful schizophrenia of Insomnia Somnia and the minimalist crescendo of One Wicker Wisp, this is music of power, craft, tenderness and wit, delivered with energy and poise by an indisputably unique musical collective.


Dakhla Brass | Bio

“Murmur has up’d their game; what was already a great band has up’d it even further!”

Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio 2

"A powerhouse. Talent, instinct and creativity make them a real force to be reckoned with"

Sound on Sound



Gareth Lockrane Quartet | Bio


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