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September 5 @ 8:01 pm - 10:00 pm


Acclaimed saxophonist/composer Iain Ballamy returns to SoundCellar with his latest quartet featuring Rebecca Nash on piano, Nick Pini on bass and Jeremy Stacey on drums

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ECM recording artist Iain Ballamy is internationally recognised as a saxophonist and composer. He has been described variously as urbane, original, melodic, freethinking and uncompromising. Listed in the BBC’s publication ‘100 Jazz Greats’ between Count Basie and Chet Baker his work is contemporary with both strong jazz and classical references and yet un-encumbered by formality and tradition. His career highlights include playing with Loose Tubes, Bill Bruford’s Earthworks, Hermeto Pascoal, Django Bates, Kenny Werner, Gil Evans, George Coleman, Cedar Walton, The Karnataka College of Percussion, John Taylor, Ian Shaw, Claire Martin, The Britten Sinfonia, Gay Dad, Everything but the Girl, Mike Gibbs, Carla Bley, John Dankworth etc. Over 3 decades spent transcending musical genres and stereotypes and gradually forging strong and ongoing relationships with musicians around the globe, Ballamy has worked with many cutting-edge figures of today’s contemporary jazz scene.

“Ballamy’s is a melodic thoughtful style, born out in beautiful original tunes.” — Linton Chiswick, Time Out

“Intensely melodic, eventful and full of surprises… The beauty of tone that Iain Ballamy gets is certainly one of the joys of the current scene, and his concern with creating it echoes Stan Getz’s.” — Andy Hamilton, Jazz on CD

“A major international voice.” — Chris Parker, The Times

Rising star pianist Rebecca Nash returns to SoundCellar for her third appearance of 2024 (having previously played with Sarsen Drift and Dee Byrne’s ‘Outlines’). She has released two albums as a leader on Whirlwind Recordings and having firmly established herself as a pianist withing the UK, Rebecca is now garnering an international reputation.

Bassist Nick Pini (last seen at SoundCellar as a member of Jon Lloyd’s Quartet) has performed with Laura Marling, Tom Jones, Ethan Johns, Nick Mulvey, Mary-Chapin Carpenter and many others.

World class drummer Jeremy Stacey has worked with Jason Rebello, Tom Jones, Noel Gallagher, King Crimson, Sheryl Crow, Emma Rawicz, Steven Wilson and many others.


Iain Ballamy: saxophone 
Rebecca Nash: keys
Nick Pini: bass 
Jeremy Stacey: drums

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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September 5
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.

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