The Impossible Gentlemen Tickets
Groove With Jazz Super Group The Impossible Gentlemen
The lively yet sophisticated sounds of The Impossible Gentlemen have won the hearts of jazz audiences and garnered praise from critics. This award-winning group brings together some unique musical voices from both sides of the Atlantic and the result is epic jazz. The Impossible Gentlemen tickets offer audiences the chance to see one of the best bands on the contemporary jazz scene.
The Impossible Gentlemen do much of their touring in the U.K and Europe. You'll find this jazz super group at venues like Bard on the Wall in Manchester, Kendal's Brewery Arts Centre and Bradford's Wiltshire Arts Centre.
Most of The Impossible Gentlemen's members are active jazz educators. Recently Guitarist Mike Walker developed the site Practisin2play.com to share his personal teaching method. He is also organiser of Music Place, a summer jazz program held in Cheshire.
The Impossible Gentlemen brings together the unique jazz talents of pianist Gwilym Simcock, guitarist Mike Walker, acoustic bass player Steve Rodby, electric bass player Steve Swallow and drummer Adam Nussbaum. Rodby and Swallow are heard on the group's recordings, but both men don't always appear on tour. The Impossible Gentlemen have received many accolades, including the Best Ensemble prize at the 2013 Parliamentary Jazz Awards.
Pianist and composer Gwilym Simcock comes from Wales. He is acclaimed for his sophisticated use of harmony and ability to seamlessly blend different musical genres, including jazz and classical. His compositions have been played at major British music events like the BBC Proms.
Guitarist Mike Walker comes from the English town of Salford. He has played roots, fusion and jazz with bands and artists including Some Other Country, Alan Butler, Anthony Braxton, Bill Frisell, Tim Berne and Kenny Wheeler. He even substituted for guitar legend John Schofield in Mike Gibbs' band.
Steve Swallow began playing acoustic bass at the age of 14 and switched to electric in the 1970s. In a career that spans more than four decades, he has performed with bands led by legends such as Benny Goodman, Al Cohn and Zoot Sims, and Chick Corea.
Steve Rodby has played with well-known jazz musicians including Tony Bennett, Art Farmer, George Coleman and Zoot Sims. He has been a member of the Pat Metheny group for 30 years and recorded with many jazz and pop artists.
Drummer Adam Nussbaum studied at The Davis Center for Performing Arts at New York's City College in the 1970s. He has worked with artists including Sonny Rollins, John Schofield, Gil Evans and Michael Brecker. In 1988, he appeared on Michael Brecker's Grammy winning album "Don't Try This At Home."
The Impossible Gentlemen released their self-titled first album in 2011. It was met with a very enthusiastic response from the music press. Mojo voted it Album of the Year and Jack Massarik of Evening Standard gave it 4 stars. Chris May of allaboutjazz.com called it a "shimmering jewel of style and substance" and "jazz at its most exalted."
Their 2013 album Internationally Recognised Aliens was produced by bassist Steve Rodby. This album was received as enthusiastically as their first release. Roger Thomas of BBC Music Magazine gave it 5 stars and Mark Gilbert of Jazz Journal called it a "new high for the combo… that shouldn't be missed."
The Impossible Gentlemen play most of their shows at jazz clubs and theatres. Most performances are seated, with some being cabaret style. Expect to enjoy tight performances of original compositions by the band members. And be ready to applaud with delight after each epic solo.
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