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Tickets available now at

Clwyd Theatr Cymru on

01352 701521, or at

​https://www.theatrclwyd.com

CLWYD ROOM​

THEATR CLWYD

MOLD CH7 1YA​

Commencing 8.00pm

Clwyd Room, Clwyd Theatre Cymru

 

Admission £12,

Schoolchildren/Under 18s £5

 

Further info:

01352 344101 


 

Dydd Mawrth 11 Chwefror / Tuesday 11 February

GRANT STEWART

plays 'Sonny Rollins Meets the MJQ'

featuring NAT STEELE's MJQ

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In this unmissable concert, modern day jazz master, New York tenor saxophonist

Grant Stewart, and the vibes-led Nat Steele's MJQ, pay homage to the classic

1956 Prestige album, Sonny Rollins With The Modern Jazz Quartet.

Easily on of the best gigs of the London Jazz Festival 2018” Forbes Magazine

Born in Toronto, GRANT STEWART moved to New York City at the age of nineteen to

study with masters such as Donald Byrd and Barry Harris, and has performed

internationally with Harold Mabern, Louis Hayes, Curtis Fuller, Clark Terry, Lewis Nash,

Brad Mehldau, Russell Malone, Peter Bernstein, Harry Connick Jr, Mickey Roker,

Cecil Payne, Dick Hymen, and was a member of the last Al Grey Sextet.

He has released sixteen recordings as a leader and from 2008 until 2015 was voted

“rising star on the tenor” in the Downbeat Critics' Poll, and has been the subject of a high profile feature in JazzTimes magazine

In New York, Grant can be found playing at such clubs as Smalls, Lincoln Center,

Birdland, The Jazz Standard and many more, and he has performed all over North America and Europe as well as in Japan, Brazil, and Taiwan, and has been a featured artist at the Guggenheim Museums' jazz series with a trio including drum legend

Jimmy Cobb.

He could be the reincarnation of the Sonny Rollins of the fifties” Jazzman Magazine

Described by Clark Tracey as "one of the best vibes players this country has ever

produced", NAT STEELE has emerged as a phenomenal player noted for his melodic

sense and hard-swinging two-mallet approach reminiscent of the great Milt Jackson.

An established figure on the London jazz scene both as a vibraphonist and drummer, Nat has frequently performed with many home-grown jazz stars including Peter King,

Bobby Wellins and Dave Newton, while his coveted regular spot at Ronnie Scott's Jazz

Club has seen him share the stage with world-class players from the US like Benny Green and Wynton Marsalis, and attract compliments from visiting artists Joe Locke, Jason Marsalis, Harold Mabern and Eric Alexander to name just a few.

Receiving five star reviews for his debut album, 'Portrait of the MJQ', Nat Steele's Modern Jazz Quartet at Theatr Clwyd features GABRIEL LATCHIN (piano), an adventurous improviser and driving accompanist who has played with Jean Toussaint, Ronnie Cuber and Christian McBride; DARIO DI LECCE (double bass)

and STEVE BROWN (drums).