THE Grantham Conservative Club invites members and public to a jazz event on Thursday, featuring John Ruddick with the John Patrick Trio.
John Ruddick is famed as the musical director for the Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra, and he is also a highly talented trumpet player in his own right who plays regularly in Fat Chops and Garry Allcock’s All Stars, but his CV includes some really big names including Peggy Lee, The Supremes and The BBC Big Band.
There is nothing complicated about John’s approach to jazz - melodic, straight-ahead, no nonsense swinging jazz driven this time along by a hard-driving rhythm section with the John Patrick Trio making a welcome return to the club.
John Patrick has been one of UK’s top professional musicians for over five decades, best known as an accomplished jazz keyboard player and music director with a massive breadth of experience ranging from his own big band to directing film, TV and recording sessions and conducting the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall.
John has accompanied some of the biggest names in international music, including Ben Webster, Art Farmer, Bobby Shew, Zoot Sims, Gerry Mulligan, Eddie ‘Lock Jaw’ Davis, Sonny Stitt, Nat Adderley, Johnny Griffin, John Dankworth, Cleo Laine, Scott Hamilton, Carl Fontana, Bill Watrous, Ken Peplowski, Harry ‘Sweets’ Edison, James Moody and Mundell Lowe to name but a few.
Doors at the Conservative Club open at 7pm with the event starting at 8.30pm until 11pm.
Admission for members is £10 and for non-members is £12 at the door.
For more information, call 01476 564899.