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May 23 @ 8:01 pm - 10:00 pm


“Music for the head, heart and feet!” Huw Warren makes his SoundCellar debut by bringing us his latest project Choro Choro Choro, featuring a star quartet of musicians.

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Celebrating Choro, the vibrant beating heart of Brazilian music, Choro Choro Choro explores music from the 1880s to the present day by composers such as Ernesto Nazareth, Chiquinha Gonzaga, Pixinguinha, and modern masters such as Guinga and Hermeto Pascoal, as well as newly commissioned pieces by Huw Warren himself. By turns virtuoso, lyrical, and naively sentimental – Choro Choro Choro brings new twists on this great dance music and is guaranteed to leave you smiling!

Huw Warren has created several previous projects around the music of Brazil, including collaborations with Jovino Santos Neto; a critically acclaimed recording of Hermeto’s music (‘Hermeto+’) in 2009; a trio record for CAM Jazz ‘Everything in Between’ in 2019 and ‘Core Coracao’ from 2017 with Maria Pia de Vito, Gabriele Mirabassi, Roberto Taufic, and the legendary Chico Buarque.

 Welsh pianist and composer Huw Warren has achieved an international reputation for innovative and eclectic music making, over a thirty year career. Equally at home crossing the often exclusive worlds of Jazz, World and Contemporary music; he has a distinctive and personal voice, and has collaborated with a huge variety of artists worldwide

Huw has recorded 2 albums for ECM (as Quercus with June Tabor and SoundCellar favourite Iain Ballamy) and in 2018 released a solo piano recording Nocturnes and Visions. In 2019 he released 2 albums for Italian label CAM Jazz Everything in Between (with Dudley Phillips and Zoot Warren) and New Day (with another firm SoundCellar favourite Mark Lockheart). His previous albums and projects have included themes and source material as diverse as John Dowland, Plainchant and Hermeto Pascoal. In 2024, as well as releasing his solo piano recording ‘Choro Choro Choro’, Huw has also released ‘Calennig’ an album of Plygain arrangements with singer Angharad Jenkins.

His appearance with the famed Perfect Houseplants (alongside Mark Lockheart, Dudley Phillips & Martin France) at last year’s Swanage Jazz Festival was the stuff of legends. He has also performed and collaborated with luminaries such as Mark Feldman, Peter Herbert, Joanna Macgregor, Iain Ballamy, Kenny Wheeler, Jim Black, Theo Bleckmann, Neil Yates, Pamela Thorby, Mose Se Fan Fan, Mat Maneri and Thomas Strønen.

In addition to receiving many awards and writing for a whole range of orchestral and jazz ensembles, Huw is currently a jazz lecturer/tutor at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama (RWCMD) and is also head of Jazz Ensembles at Cardiff University.

Choro Choro Choro features an international line up including a welcome return to SoundCellar of Anglo/Spanish flautist Tori Freestone and Russian bassist Yuri Goloubev, together with a SoundCellar debut by Brazilian percussionist Adriano Adewale. Tori has played at SoundCellar on a number of occasions and was last seen here in the very first gig held at The Grasshopper in May 2022 (in Andre Canniere’s sextet).

“Finally, a special word for Huw Warren’s solo interpretation of Hermeto’s Mente Clara (clear mind), whose emotive, sustained and lush harmonies, combined with pellucid runs, are delivered so affectingly. Words, on this occasion, cannot do it justice” – London Jazz News

“Apart from the joyful pleasure it created in abundance, this concert was a powerful argument for our learning to think and talk purely in terms of ‘music’ and ‘musicians’ rather than jazz or classical music or, indeed, Brazilian music….” – Glyn Pursglove

“Freestone has clearly listened widely, but her musicality and broad experiences have stirred all that input into an imposingly original sound” – John Fordham, The Guardian 4 * review

Huw Warren – Piano
ori Freestone – Flute
Yuri Goloubev – Bass
Adriano Adewale – Percussion

The livestream will be broadcast on YouTube, via a page available when you purchase a ticket through the link below.

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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May 23
8:01 pm - 10:00 pm
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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.

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