The NOW JAZZ Sessions is a monthly event presented by GW Jazz and hosted by Gordon Wedderburn creating an ultra-uber chilled atmosphere through a delivery of UK-Centric jazz across the musical spectrum. The event focus is on showcasing young and emerging musicians, who offer a fresh and varied approach to jazz, playing new music and releases from the “Now Generation” of musicians.
Ashley Henry is one of a new generation of musicians that have been raised with a wide range of influences, from such luminaries as Kirkland, Glasper Moran, Madlib and Dilla, yet also steeped in the traditional sounds of masters like Hancock and Monk. Recently made it to the finals of the Unisa International Piano Competition in South Africa and was the youngest on the bill for the 2015 International piano trio festival where performed alongside the likes of Robert Glasper and Gerald Clayton . After graduating from Leeds College of Music in 2014 with the Yamaha Jazz Scholarship award (an award given to the best musician graduating from each music college) Ashley continued his studies with a Masters degree in Jazz piano & Performance at the Royal Academy of Music. As well as performing regularly with some of the UK's leading jazz musicians such as Gary Crosby, Jean Toussaint, Shane Forbes, Krzysztof Urbanski, and grammy award winning trumpeter Terence Blanchard. Ashley has also recorded extensively with award- winning Hip- Hop Group "The Mouse Outfit" who are a collective of musicians and producers based in Manchester. Ashley's trio are clearly influenced by hip-hop but have their roots firmly rooted in jazz - this is the next generation putting their feet down and flexing their muscles."
Members free, please RSVP
Non-members please request a day pass
The NOW JAZZ Sessions is a monthly event presented by GW Jazz and hosted by Gordon Wedderburn creating an ultra-uber ...