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October 13 @ 7:31 pm - 9:30 pm


Regular SoundCellar patrons will undoubtedly be delighted, as are we, that we are presenting the ROB LUFT QUARTET ‘DAHAB DAYS’

Click here for tickets to attend the physical gig.
Livestream Ticket link below

Rob has graced the SoundCellar stage in recent years with three different scintillating ensembles: (i) with Alice Zawadzki’s trio, (ii) in a guitar duo with Mike Outram and band, and (iii) in last year’s wonderful gig by Ellen Andrea Wang’s Closeness. We thought it was time we gave Rob centre stage with his own band, in order to hear live performances of some of the fabulous music from his own repertoire.

Rob Luft has seamlessly moved from being a ‘star of the future’ (eg as a BBC ‘New Generation Artist’), to an undoubted star of the here and now!  He has released three critically acclaimed albums on Edition Records under his own name: 2017’s debut ‘Riser’ sold out of CDs long ago, 2020’s follow up ‘Life Is The Dancer’

Life Is The Dancer is balm for the soul” – Chris May, All About Jazz

and Rob’s most recent release 2023’s ‘Dahab Days’, which has rightly been lauded as a major piece of work

“…a celebration of the serenity and vitality of nature, shot through with flavours from the Middle East, Africa and beyond”Neil Spencer, **** The Guardian

Rob Luft’s writing and playing just seems to get better and better…”Mike Gates, UK Vibe

Rob’s talents are also becoming known beyond the realms of ‘jazz’, with the world premiere of his orchestral guitar concerto ‘From Silence, Music Is Born’ at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall last November (witnessed by two of the SoundCellar team and broadcast on BBC R3).

In addition, Rob has electrified audiences with collaborations alongside some of the finest musicians around, including releasing acclaimed albums with Dave O’Higgins, Alice Zawadzki, Elina Duni (on the legendary ECM label), as a member of the band Big Bad Wolf and most recently appearing live with legendary musician John Surman and on John’s 2024 ECM release ‘Words Unspoken’.

Rob’s quartet for this gig unsurprisingly consists of some of the UK’s finest players, with in-demand bassist Will Sach and the welcome returns to SoundCellar of saxophonist Joe Wright and drummer Jay Davis

Rob Luft: Guitar
Joe Wright: Sax
Will Sach: Bass
Jay Davis: 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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October 13
7:31 pm - 9:30 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.