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8 Nov 2017 20:00

Nigel Price, Gabriel Latchin, Conor Chaplin & Fragile Bliss Trio

A two act musical evening with two outstanding ensembles, UK based musicians led by Nigel Price and Czech trio Fragile Bliss. Award winning jazz guitarist Nigel Price (Best Jazz Ensemble in the 2010 and 2016 Parliamentary Jazz Awards) blends be-bop lines, a deep blues sensibility and masterful chording. Combining forces with pianist Gabriel Latchin and bassist Conor Chaplin, they will play classic, swinging jazz from the American songbook.

Following their successful debut at the 2017 Edinburgh International Jazz and Blues Festival the instrumental trio Fragile Bliss; Luboš Malina (banjo), Tomáš Liška (double bass) and Michal Nejtek (piano)  will feature ´new acoustic music´, dynamic and playfully original compositions  inspired by jazz, bluegrass, contemporary classical and folk music. 

First set 8.00pm – 8.50pm
Second set 9.10pm – 10.00pm
Cafe open to to ticket holders only from 6.30pm
Food served until 9.00pm
Drinks served until 10.00pm

Tickets: £15, £12 and £8
Book online


Nigel Price (guitar)
Award winning jazz guitarist Nigel Price´s blend of flowing bebop lines, deep blues sensibility and his mastery of chording continues to delight audiences and fellow musicians alike. Citing early influences as Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, and the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Nigel has played on more than 50 albums, was part of acid jazz outfit The Filthy Six and James Taylor’s band, and performed with the legendary David Axelrod.  A regular performer at London’s Ronnie Scott Scott’s Jazz Club, he released his fifth Organ Trio Album Heads & Tales Volume 2  in late 2016 to great critical acclaim. Parliamentary Jazz Award (Best Jazz Ensemble, 2010), nomination for a British Jazz Award (Best Guitarist, 2014) and a British Jazz Award (Best Guitarist, 2016).

Gabriel Latchin (piano)
A newcomer to the British jazz scene, Gabriel Latchin is fast becoming recognised as one of the country’s leading pianists. His hard-swinging, adventurous approach often draws comparisons with Herbie Hancock, Bill Evans and Phineas Newborn. He has performed with virtuoso bassist Christian McBride and opera star Renée Fleming,  Ronnie Cuber, former Jazz Messenger Jean Toussaint,  The London Jazz Orchestra amongst others and in 2017 he launched his debut trio album Introducing Gabriel Latchin.

Conor Chaplin (double bass)
Bassist Conor Chaplin, part of Mercury Music Prize shortlisted band Dinosaur, led by trumpeter Laura Jurd, has played with artists such as Thomas Strønen, Iain Ballamy, Kit Downes, Bobo Stenson, Lauren Kinsella, and the UK National Youth Jazz Orchestra. He has toured throughout Europe, the USA, and Asia and  is highly active in London's fertile contemporary music scene, and a regular performer at London's renowned Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club.

Malina – Liska – Nejtek:  Fragile Bliss
The three musicians who make up the instrumental trio Malina-Liška-Nejtek are rooted in three very diverse musical genres. Together they find common ground in a style which could be defined, somewhat all-encompassingly, as “New Acoustic Music“. Their first joint performance took place in November 2014 and by the end of 2015 they released, to great acclaim, their debut album Fragile Bliss (Animal Music).
The trio´s repertoire relies primarily on original compositions by multi-instrumentalist Lubos Malina (a regular member of the bands Druha trava, Garcia, Kon Sira and the Malina Brothers) and double bass player Tomas Liska (Druha trava, David Doruzka Trio, Kon Sira, Points Quartet). They are complemented, in turn, with compositions by pianist Michal Nejtek (Kollerband, Michal Pavlicek, NTS). The music arising from their interaction and mutual inspiration does not intend to be necessarily “new“ or “different“, but cheerful, dynamic, playful, and open in equal measure to the possibilities of melody and to journeys outside the boundaries of jazz.

Part of 21st Made in Prague Festival
8 November - 6 December 2017


Café in the Crypt, St-Martin-in-th-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JH


8 Nov 2017 20:00


Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event

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