- 11 Dec 2013 8:00 AM
Drummer and (whenever he feels like it) scat singer Winston Clifford is arguably the greatest exponent of his instruments on the UK jazz scene. He plays with elegance, resourcefulness and refinement but can really fire up those drums whenever it’s needed. His dynamics are fantastic and he can truly make the skins sing. It’s a real experience to watch and to hear him.
His Hungarian connections go as far back as 2003 when he was backing the Hungarian singer, Bea Tisza alongside with the Anglo-Hungarian bassist, Arnie Somogyi and ace Hungarian pianist, János Nagy. Later they also provided the rhythm section for Bea’s album.
Last year, when János Nagy visited London again, the trio reassambled without the singer for a successful gig at the 606 with a brilliant live album as a result. This time Arnie will be replaced by the brilliant Hungarian bass guitarist, Béla Lattmann who also teaches his art at the world famous Ferenc Liszt Academy in Budapest.
Entry fee: 1400 forints
The BJC is in the 13th district at Hollán Ernő utca 7
There is no compulsion to eat or drink but there is a well stocked bar with also cocktails made to order at non-extortionate prices. For food you’ll have to resort to a staple diet of sandwiches, crisps and nuts.
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