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19 January 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Acclaimed as composers as well as instrumentalists, sharing multiple awards, an Ivor Novello nomination and seven albums as leaders between them, Ant Law and Alex Hitchcock return to SoundCellar, following their appearance at The Grasshopper in 2022 (in Matt Ridley’s band).

This gig will take place at The Grasshopper, 139 – 141 Bournemouth Rd, Poole BH14 9HT.

Ticket link below

Guitarist Ant and saxophonist Alex have each brought their own ensembles to SoundCellar in previous years, but this is the first time they come to us as co-leaders, in support of their highly lauded album Same Moon in the Same World, released in November 2022.

Same Moon in the Same World is an ambitious collaboration between two musicians who have created a startlingly vivid and mature soundworld, brought to life by a carefully-curated selection of the world’s most distinctive and virtuosic improvisors.  Recorded in 2020 and 2021 across multiple continents – bridging the gap between London and Tel-Aviv, and Amsterdam and New York, it is testament to both Ant’s and Alex’s burgeoning reputations, that they were able to enlist the services of some of the finest musicians on the planet!

The album brings together a stellar cast of guests performing new compositions: vibraphonist Joel Ross; bassists Linda May Han Oh, Ben Williams and Jasper Høiby; drummers Jeff Ballard, Kendrick Scott, Sun-Mi Hong and Eric Harland; pianist Shai Maestro and saxophonist Tim Garland.

For their SoundCellar performance, Ant and Alex have a fabulous rhythm section, comprising of two further top class international musicians: Conor Chaplin hardly needs any introduction to our SoundCellar audiences, as he is quite simply one of the UK’s most in-demand bassists, and Grammy nominated Cuban drummer extraordinaire Ernesto Simpson (Arturo Sandoval, Richard Bona, Candy Dulfer & many others).

“What a gamechanger he can be”
(Ant Law) The Guardian

Leading the charge in terms of new jazz music being created in the UK”
(Alex Hitchcock) BBC Radio

Ant Law: Guitar
Alex Hitchcock: Saxophone
Conor Chaplin: Bass
Ernesto Simpson: Drums

Entry is £15 + booking fee in advance through the below link, or £18 on the door (cash or card).

All advance ticket buyers will receive an exclusive link to a video of the evening’s performance, available for one month

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19 January 2023
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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SoundCellar at The Grasshopper
139 - 141 Bournemouth Rd
Poole, Dorset BH14 9HT United Kingdom
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15% pre-show food discount at The Grasshopper. Our regular host The Grasshopper, is kindly offering a 15% discount on food from their restaurant prior to every SoundCellar gig! Just show your ticket for that evening’s performance (the ticket QR code on your phone, or a printout). A table must be booked here or tel: 01202 741463 and food orders placed at least 60 minutes prior to the start time of the gig (eg by 7pm for a 8pm start).

(2) For young people: (i) U18s – FREE entry when accompanied by an adult; (ii) Age 18 to 25 – entry £10 (with NUS / TOTEM card). Simply select the relevant ticket option when booking. The offers are available for most of our gigs – please check individual listings for details. They are subject to seat availability, so for some gigs, it’s best to book early to avoid disappointment.

Parking is free at The Grasshopper but you must register your vehicle at the bar.