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19 November 2020 @ 8:15 pm - 9:45 pm


Cape Town born pianist and composer Philip Clouts’ South African roots have inspired a voyage of discovery that has led to him soaking up the joyful passion of Caribbean calypso, the bluesy melodies of middle eastern praise songs, the exuberant sway of Cuban dance music and the tuneful essence of Gospel while honouring jazz heroes including Bill Evans and Keith Jarrett.

The Philip Clouts Quartet has been a major focus of his composing and playing, and the latest album ‘Umoya,’ is titled from the Zulu word for ‘life force’. Philip’s career has included playing at Ronnie Scott’s, Birmingham Symphony Hall and the Glastonbury Festival. His music has been played on BBC’s Jamie Cullum Show, and Jazz FM has praised it, saying “it has a very infectious feel-good quality.”

“The best of British jazz” Chris Phillips Jazz FM
“Precise ebullience and relaxed funkiness” The Guardian
“A revelatory experience” UK Vibe
“Clouts’ compositions are strong and likeable” All About Jazz

In this solo setting Philip will be presenting his work in an intimate context, highlighting the wide variety of moods in the music. He’ll then take part in an increasingly popular part of these events – the post-performance Q & A session. Having first played at SoundCellar back in 2011, we are very pleased to be presenting Philip as our next SoundCellar presents: In Our Own Space – Music and Conversation artist.

All tickets purchased will also allow exclusive access to a video recording of the performance for one month afterwards. This will provide those who join us on the night with the opportunity to relive the whole event and also give those who cannot make it on the night, the chance to watch it all later.

Note: there is an additional 80p booking charge from Eventbrite.

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19 November 2020
8:15 pm - 9:45 pm
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SoundCellar presents: In Our Own Space – Music and Conversation direct to your ‘own space’ via Zoom


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 over 90% of our gigs, but 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.