Last year’s opening band had the room in raptures, just beautiful live Jazz played with enthusiasm and passion. This year, they dive right into the main festival, please don’t miss this gig.
Rarely is a whole room enraptured by music they’ve heard in the main for the first time” says Ronnie Scott’s promoter, Paul Pace, about The Weave. Led by trumpeter-composer Martin Smith, this lively Liverpool-based sextet presents foot-tapping jazz which is both contemporary and accessible, delivered with striking musicianship and a dose of wit. Their vast breadth of musical experience (with Digby Fairweather, Jim Mullen and Super Furry Animals, among others), has helped create a kaleidoscope of sound which resists type. “Inventive”, “upbeat”, “celebratory”, “refreshing” are amongst the terms used by their reviewers.
“With its mix of jazz styles, highly melodic writing and classy, confident playing this is a thoroughly assured debut…highly enjoyable …with its roots in the bebop area but with its soul very much in the here and now”. The Jazz Mann, about The Weave (first album) – Ian Mann
”An unqualified knockout! Exceedingly refreshing, full of musical joy, Liverpudlian wit and striking musicianship. It’s the amalgam of ages and influences which has led to this attention grabbing Jazz – It holds the listener” Jazzscene – Martin Powell