Leeds trumpeter Malcolm Strachan’s funky new jazz sextet featuring fellow Haggis Horns members Erroll Rollins on drums, Atholl Ransome on tenor sax, plus Courtny Tomas on double bass. Featured guests are Nico Widdowson piano (Mabgate Organ Trio) and Danny Barley on trombone (Hyde Park Brass).
Jazz is back. The wait is over. It really is “About Time” for Malcolm Strachan.
The JazzLeeds evening programme is back on Thursday 20 May with a new sextet led by Leeds based Scottish trumpeter Malcolm Strachan. Malcolm is a founder member of top UK funk/jazz-funk band The Haggis Horns as well as being one of the busiest session musicians in the UK today. In a professional career spanning 20 years, he’s recorded with the likes of Mark Ronson, Amy Winehouse, Corinne Bailey Rae, Jamiroquai, Martha Reeves and The Vandellas, Jesse Glynne, The Craig Charles Fantasy Funk Band, Black Honey, The New Mastersounds and Blue Note saxophone legend Lou Donaldson. He’s finally released his first solo album, aptly titled “About Time”, on Haggis Records and he’s going back to his original roots, Jazz
Malcolm’s love of jazz comes from his parents. Aged 7, his jazz musician father gave him a trumpet. From then on, jazz was his life. His musical education came via music teachers, youth jazz orchestras and jazz summer schools but mostly from his dad’s record collection listening to Art Blakey and Dizzy Gillespie records and learning to improvise and solo by ear. At 18, he enrolled at Leeds College of Music and has immersed himself in the city’s vibrant acid jazz, funk and soul scene and from making his recording debut in 1999 with The New Mastersounds, jazz was his musical passion but took a back seat to funk/soul/pop which were the day job. Until now. Jazz is back. The wait is over. It really is “About Time” for Malcolm Strachan
Malcolm’s core quartet is himself on trumpet/flugelhorn, fellow Haggis Horns members Erroll Rollins drums, Atholl Ransome on tenor sax, plus Courtny Tomas on double bass. Featured guests are Nico Widdowson piano (Mabgate Organ Trio) and Danny Barley on trombone (Hyde Park Brass).
Doors 7pm, music 7.30pm
Tickets : £16/14; 25’s and under £8
Organised by JazzLeeds.
Table service for drinks. Please respect the table /chair layout designed for social distancing. Venue capacity 40.Buy Tickets