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By neilmaya, May 9 2016 01:30PM

The Neil Maya Quartet is excited to present a tribute to Horace Silver in Horace's classic 50's and early 60's quintet format at the Parish Hall in Harberton on Saturday 11th June at 8pm.


The quartet will be playing many works from Horace's extensive works over a 25 year period. The band will also play some of its own works as well.


The quartet is ably joined by Trumpeter Dave Holdsworth who played to great aclaim with the quartet last year on our tribute to Clifford Brown.


Entrance is £7 or £5 for U18s and students. There will be refreshments.


This concert (which is open to the public at large) is part of a jazz workshop weekend based on the works of Horace Silver.



By neilmaya, Apr 3 2016 10:50PM

We're all really excited about this brand new project. We've done a rehearsal and it sounded pretty cool.


We're playing the classic Brubeck like Take 5 , Blue Rondo Ala Turk, Unsquare Dance etc and some less well known but equally excellent Brubeck charts plus a few of ours in the first set.


Entrance just £5 Thursday 21st April 8pm Barrel House Totnes

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