Pigfoot Play Ellington

Thu Sep 29 2022

8:30 PM - 10:30 PM (Doors 7:45 PM)

Vortex Jazz Club

11 Gillett Square London N16 8AZ

£9.00 - £16.50

All Ages

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Doors 7.45pm, music 8.30pm

 

Line-up:

Chris Batchelor - Trumpet

James Allsopp - Baritone Saxophone

Liam Noble - Piano

Paul Clarvis - Drums
 

About

“Pigfoot will remind you of music you loved, and make you love it all over again. It’s the sort of artistic mission that could give jazz a good name.” Jon Turney londonjazznews.com

Pigfoot was formed by Chris Batchelor in 2014 to play classic 1920’s New Orleans material with an open and original improvised approach. Their inquisitive exploration of classic repertoire then developed further afield, through a series of gigs at the Vortex entitled Pigfoot Play… Here they extended in all directions, with sets dedicated to Opera, Motown, Elvis, Bacharach and the hits of 1972, all spontaneously re-invented through the band’s wild musicality and wry humour.

For their September appearance at the club they will present a brand new programme: Pigfoot Play Ellington, an imaginative reworking of some of Duke Ellington’s iconic  compositions, from the early Cotton Club blues material to Swing hits and through to the exotica that was inspired by Ellington’s extensive travels.

The members of Pigfoot are all devotees of the Ellington sound - the muted rasp of trumpeter Cootie Williams, the poised grace of Harry Carney’s baritone, the dense crunch of Duke’s piano voicings and the buoyant bounce of drummer Sonny Greer are all reflected in the engaging and individual approaches of Batchelor, Allsopp, Noble and Clarvis. An entertainingly riotous, swinging, delicate, gnarly account of Ellington’s legacy is promised.

 

Photo credit: Brian Homer

 

Pigfoot Play Ellington

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    Pigfoot

    Contemporary Jazz

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INFORMATION FOR AUDIENCE MEMBERS – PLEASE READ

Welcome to the Vortex. Although the government is relaxing its Covid restrictions on July 19th 2021 the Vortex will continue to operate measures to protect users of the premises. Please note the following:
• Please buy tickets in advance as there will be no door sales.
• We ask you not to attend gigs if you have or think you may have any Covid-19 symptoms.
• We will ask you on entry to sign in for NHS Test and Trace either using the NHS Covid app or manually
• There will be no standing at gigs. Everyone who books a ticket will be allocated a seat, but we cannot guarantee that you will have a table.
• Orders for drinks and snacks will be taken and paid for using the Butlr app which you can download on arrival. (If you do not have a smartphone then your order will be taken at the table and you can make a contactless payment. We do not accept cash.)
• We ask that everyone wears a mask when moving around inside the building.
• Automatic hand sanitiser stations are provided at various places within the building and we encourage regular use of hand sanitiser.
• Full details of the measures that we are taking to prevent transmission of Covid are set out in our risk assessment and management plan which can be found on our website.


TicketWeb are committed to supporting grassroots & independent music across the UK and are proud to partner with & support the work of the Music Venue Trust. A 50p contribution from the booking fee on each ticket goes directly to maintain and sustain this venue. For more info on the work the Music Venues Trust does to support grassroots venues in the UK please visit www.musicvenuetrust.com

Pigfoot Play Ellington

Thu Sep 29 2022 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM

(Doors 7:45 PM)

Vortex Jazz Club London
Pigfoot Play Ellington

£9.00 - £16.50 All Ages

Doors 7.45pm, music 8.30pm

 

Line-up:

Chris Batchelor - Trumpet

James Allsopp - Baritone Saxophone

Liam Noble - Piano

Paul Clarvis - Drums
 

About

“Pigfoot will remind you of music you loved, and make you love it all over again. It’s the sort of artistic mission that could give jazz a good name.” Jon Turney londonjazznews.com

Pigfoot was formed by Chris Batchelor in 2014 to play classic 1920’s New Orleans material with an open and original improvised approach. Their inquisitive exploration of classic repertoire then developed further afield, through a series of gigs at the Vortex entitled Pigfoot Play… Here they extended in all directions, with sets dedicated to Opera, Motown, Elvis, Bacharach and the hits of 1972, all spontaneously re-invented through the band’s wild musicality and wry humour.

For their September appearance at the club they will present a brand new programme: Pigfoot Play Ellington, an imaginative reworking of some of Duke Ellington’s iconic  compositions, from the early Cotton Club blues material to Swing hits and through to the exotica that was inspired by Ellington’s extensive travels.

The members of Pigfoot are all devotees of the Ellington sound - the muted rasp of trumpeter Cootie Williams, the poised grace of Harry Carney’s baritone, the dense crunch of Duke’s piano voicings and the buoyant bounce of drummer Sonny Greer are all reflected in the engaging and individual approaches of Batchelor, Allsopp, Noble and Clarvis. An entertainingly riotous, swinging, delicate, gnarly account of Ellington’s legacy is promised.

 

Photo credit: Brian Homer

 

Pigfoot

Pigfoot

Contemporary Jazz

Please correct the information below.

Select ticket quantity.

Complete the security check.

Select Tickets

All Ages
limit 10 per person
Seated
Standard
£16.50 (£15.00 + £1.50 Fees, excluding any delivery costs)
Vortex Members (proof of membership required on the night)
£11.00 (£10.00 + £1.00 Fees, excluding any delivery costs)
Students / UC beneficiaries (proof required upon entrance)
£9.00 (£8.00 + £1.00 Fees, excluding any delivery costs)

Delivery Method

eTickets
Box Office Collection

Fees & Charges

Handling Fee
£0.00 A Handling Fee per transaction applies.

Terms & Conditions

INFORMATION FOR AUDIENCE MEMBERS – PLEASE READ

Welcome to the Vortex. Although the government is relaxing its Covid restrictions on July 19th 2021 the Vortex will continue to operate measures to protect users of the premises. Please note the following:
• Please buy tickets in advance as there will be no door sales.
• We ask you not to attend gigs if you have or think you may have any Covid-19 symptoms.
• We will ask you on entry to sign in for NHS Test and Trace either using the NHS Covid app or manually
• There will be no standing at gigs. Everyone who books a ticket will be allocated a seat, but we cannot guarantee that you will have a table.
• Orders for drinks and snacks will be taken and paid for using the Butlr app which you can download on arrival. (If you do not have a smartphone then your order will be taken at the table and you can make a contactless payment. We do not accept cash.)
• We ask that everyone wears a mask when moving around inside the building.
• Automatic hand sanitiser stations are provided at various places within the building and we encourage regular use of hand sanitiser.
• Full details of the measures that we are taking to prevent transmission of Covid are set out in our risk assessment and management plan which can be found on our website.


TicketWeb are committed to supporting grassroots & independent music across the UK and are proud to partner with & support the work of the Music Venue Trust. A 50p contribution from the booking fee on each ticket goes directly to maintain and sustain this venue. For more info on the work the Music Venues Trust does to support grassroots venues in the UK please visit www.musicvenuetrust.com