Nette Robinson and Tony Woods will be performing new songs next Wednesday 11th March with the Electric Lyric Ensemble- Tom Millar on piano, Matt Ridley on bass and Chris Nickolls on drums at the Bull’s Head Barnes. Words by Sassoon, Hopkins, Hood… Music by Garrick, Woods, Millar. “Jazz is poetry never prose” (Michael Garrick OBE, founder of the Lyric Ensemble). 8.30 start. The Bull’s Head, 373 Lonsdale Rd., Barnes , London. SW13 9PY. http://www.thebullshead.com
Tony Woods will be performing at the Bull’s Head Barnes with vocalist Nette Robinson and her Little-Big Band on 5th November. It’s also Nette’s birthday so would be great to see some of you there!
The band features special guest Malcolm Earle Smith-trombone, Mark Rose-bass, Chris Nickolls- drums as well as Tony and Nette.
Expect Fireworks from the Little-Big Band as they re-work Big Band Classics in their own inimitable way!
The Bull’s Head, 373 Lonsdale Road, Barnes, SW13 9PY.
Starts 8.30 pm
The Tony Woods Project will be performing at the Polish Jazz Café, Posk, on Friday 13th June as part of the new WOW series there.
Tony-saxes, Mike Outram-guitar, Rob Millett-vibes, Andy Hamill-bass, Milo Fell- drums. We’ll be playing music from our 3 albums plus loads of new material. 8.30 start, Polish Jazz Cafe, Posk, 238-246 King Street, London. W6 0RF
The other gig is with the Nette and Tony Jazz Orchestra on the 15th June, Sunday lunchtime at the Gunnersbury, Chiswick High Rd. This is a full big band with a host of stars playing arrangements of my tunes by me and Nette. It’s really an expanded TWP featuring Tim Whitehead, Chris Biscoe, Pete Hurt, Bob McKay, Nick Mills, Malcolm Earle-Smith, Andy Gibson, Martin Shaw, Sid Gauld, Chris Allard etc etc. 12.30 start, the Gunnersbury, 590 Chiswick High Rd., W4 5RP
The Tony Woods Project will be performing @ the Bull’s Head , Barnes on Wednesday 30th April as part of the new WOW series there. To keep up to date with the Tony Woods Project and other projects go to Tony’s new Projects FB page here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tony-Woods-Projects/274019919420378
Tony-saxes, Mike Outram-guitar, special guest Justin Woodward-vibes, Andy Hamill-bass, Milo Fell- drums. We’ll be playing music from our 3 albums plus loads of new material. 8.30 start, Bull’s Head, Barnes, 373 Lonsdale Rd, Barnes SW13 9PY.
ʺColourful, evocative music from one of the most distinctive groups on the UK …jazz sceneʺ (Ian Mann-the Jazzmann)
**** (John Fordham, the Guardian.)
Nice review of the Tribute to Eddie Harvey gig @ Royal Academy by Peter Vacher:
“Neat writing, perky themes and clever voicings on four Harvey originals gave these expert players something pertinent to bite on, with front-man Pete Hurt on tenor and Tony Woods on soprano the standouts.”
Ian Mann wrote a great review on his web site the Jazz Mann
” The Lyric Ensemble served Garrick’s memory well with a delightful performance that included much fine singing and playing. Nikki Iles was an inspired choice to take over Garrick’s role, Nette Robinson sang and scatted with clarity and precision, her voice catching the moods of the words she was singing. Tony Woods varied his sound by deploying alto and soprano saxophones plus the rarely heard alto clarinet. Ridley held down the bottom end with flexibility and intelligence and was given plenty of solo space alongside Woods and Iles. This was an impressive start to an evening of fine jazz in the Heart of England.”
“The cool-voiced and clearly enunciating Robinson caresses lyrics…Woods supplies elegant saxophone colour and bite…a striking set.”
(Michael Tucker, Jazz Journal)
See “reviews” for the full write-up.
“A very enjoyable album that touches a number of stylistic bases and highlights the tremendous rapport between the co-leaders Tim Whitehead and Tony Woods.”
Another ‘talent deserving wider recognition’ Tony Woods played at Cambridge Modern Jazz Club in late April… Tony and Mike made the most telling solo contributions but this band was also close knit and Andy Hamill on bass and Chris Nickolls on drums were integral.(Jazz UK Magazine, Aug/Sep 2012)