Sun 29 March 2009 // 20:00

(Sun 29th / 8pm / £10 advance)

'Resonation' is a thirteen piece contemporary jazz big band. Put together as a vehicle for the unique writing of Jim Blomfield, Kevin Figes and Jeff Spencer (experienced composers and band leaders in their own right), the trio have relished the opportunity to form a brand new band to showcase their collective talents. Coming at contemporary jazz from different angles and featuring many of the finest players from Bristol's burgeoning jazz scene, the band promises to be an exciting symbiosis of many different genres and playing styles.

Jim Blomfield, piano; Jeff Spencer, bass; Daisy Palmer, drums; Kevin Figes, alto/baritone saxes; Ben Waghorn, tenor/alto saxes and bass clarinet; James Gardiner-Bateman, alto sax; Josh Arcoleo, tenor sax; Andy Hague, trumpet; Andy Coleman, trumpet; Gary Alesbrook, trumpet; Matt Coleman, trombone; Liz Purnell, trombone & bass trombone.

Additional members for Jeff Spencers' suite: Jerry Crozier-Cole, guitar; Susan Grundy, tenor sax & flute; Jon James, conductor.