AMAZING OFFERS: 1) 15% pre-show food discount at The Grasshopper. 2) £1 for young people (U18) and their ‘guardians’!
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One of our unquestionable highlights of 2023 will be an appearance by the Wang / Luft / Fält Trio presenting their superb album Closeness, along with some brand new material. Because of his passion for the band and a desire for them to be seen and heard on this side of the North Sea, SoundCellar‘s John has stepped in and successfully arranged an 8-date tour of England & Wales for the band, culminating in the final show here in Poole, before they fly off to perform at a Festival in Sweden!
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Livestream Ticket link below
Born and raised in Norway, bassist and singer Ellen Andrea Wang has been a powerful force in Jazz and beyond, distinguishing herself as a truly inventive artist that blends styles in unprecedented ways. From collaborations with Sting, Manu Katché and Marilyn Mazur, to performances at major Jazz Festivals, to her appearance with the vocal Jazz Group GURLS, to her own projects Pixel and the Ellen Andrea Wang Trio, Wang has consistently sought to tastefully blend Jazz and Pop in new ways. Her compositions and performance balance the lyrical with the rough, the acoustic with the electric, resulting in a unique modern sound.
Ellen Andrea Wang’s third studio album, Closeness (Ropeadope 2020), features Wang on double bass and vocals, with Rob Luft on guitar and Jon Fält on drums. In what now seems prescient, the album is an adventurous mix of traditional spirituals, soothing in their delivery, longing and personal compositions, and three selected covers from Ornette Coleman (Lonely Woman), Traditional (Wayfaring Stranger) and Pat Metheny (This Is Not America). The connection between the musicians is quite evident as they approach each song with patience and absolute care for the art.
A commanding presence in any ensemble she plays in, her soft tone and vocal precision are always counterbalanced with heavy and assertive grooves from her double-bass, interlocking with drummers, jazz, pop and groove alike. The Guardian
UK guitarist 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, as we saw on two different occasions in 2022 at SoundCellar! In addition to two tremendous albums released under his own name on Edition Records (with a third one due in Oct 2023), he 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) and most recently with master musician John Surman, due for release on ECM in 2023.
Swedish drummer Jon Fält has played and recorded with many legends of the jazz world such as Palle Danielsson, Fredrick Nordstrom, Bobo Stenson (on ECM) and Fredrik Ljungkvist. His lightness of touch, coupled with a strong musical sensibility, fits perfectly with this thrillingly dynamic ‘international’ trio.
‘Closeness’ has received much critical acclaim since its release in September 2020, such as:
Album of the year 2020 – Vårt Land (Norwegian newspaper)
4/5 stars “She is one of the best contemporary jazz artists” – Dagens Industri (Swedish newspaper)
**** and ‘Editor’s choice’ for Nov 2020 – Jazzwise (UK magazine)
Having played together on a number of dates in Europe, including at the prestigious Molde Jazz Festival and with dates in Germany and Norway coming up in April/May this year, this will be the Trio’s first ever UK tour – definitely not to be missed!
Ellen Andrea Wang: Bass and Vocals
Rob Luft: Guitar
Jon Fält: Drums and 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 monthShare this event
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).
£1 for young people (U18) and their ‘guardians’! Thanks to BCP Council’s Music Education Hub, Soundstorm, we are offering entry to all SoundCellar gigs for £1, when accompanied by an adult (entry also £1 for them!) Advance booking only, simply select the U18 option when booking your tickets. The offer is subject to seat availability, so for some of our gigs, it’s best to book early to avoid disappointment. This offer will continue for the foreseeable future, so now is the time to become a regular SoundCellar visitor!