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Betty Accorsi Quartet

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Betty Accorsi Quartet

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Jun 13 2024 20:00 - 21:30
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Tickets: £20.00 Seat at a shared Table for 4 /£15.00 Seat - No Table

Doors: 7.30pm

Show: 8:00pm-9:30pm - Single Set 75 min

Please note you can book for dinner either before or after the show.

Join Betty Accorsi in her musical journey, which will bring you to discover the route of the tea clipper Cutty Sark from China to London and explore the beauties of Brighton.

Her latest album 'Growing Roots' was released on Friday 15th July 2022 with support from the Help Musicians MOBO Grant. The quartet features acclaimed London musicians Daniel Hewson (piano), Andy Hamill (bass) and Joe Edwards (drums). Betty’s approach has evolved into a refined, evocative, lyrical jazz blending her many influences into a cinematic style reminiscent of Pat Metheny, John Surman, and Jan Garbarek. as Pat Metheny, Björk and the Great American Songbook to transport the audience right into each scene, complemented by Betty’s flamboyant soprano improvisation, blending Coltrane, Garbarek and Surman.

Betty Accorsi is an Italian saxophone player, multi-instrumentalist and composer currently based in Brighton. She studied classical saxophone, piano and composition at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatoire in Milan.

In 2018, she moved to London and started a Master’s degree in Jazz Saxophone at Trinity Laban Conservatoire with a scholarship. Trinity's academic environment includes leaders in the London jazz scene such as saxophonist Jean Toussaint and composer Bruno Heinen. Searching for a more open-ended approach to artistry and composition, Betty moved to Goldsmiths University of London in 2019. She completed her Master's in Performance under the guidance of Mick Foster, Paul Bartholomew and Dr Pete Furniss, graduating with a distinction. After completing her studies at the height of the 2020 pandemic, Betty moved to Brighton, where she currently teaches to students, schools and big bands.

Betty is part of acoustic duo called Sloth in the City, formed in 2018 with percussive fingerstyle guitar player Andrea Martelloni. Their EP Remember Music, recorded in 2021 in London, is composed of originals that blend jazz forms with Celtic folk and Mediterranean music.

Betty's main project is the Betty Accorsi Quartet. This was founded with pianist Finn Carter and drummer Scott MacDonald; they were the finest musicians in her year at Goldsmiths and very popular in the South East of London. The quartet also features in-demand bassist Andy Hamill (Van Morrison, Martin Taylor, Ibrahim Maalouf).

In December 2020 they released 'The Cutty Sark Suite', an album of original compositions that introduced the Quartet’s sound as jazz blending elegant soprano melodic lines with an intense rhythm section that is punk-like at times. The Quartet was also part of the 2021 Brighton Fringe Festival, playing The Cutty Sark Suite in its entirety on a live-streamed gig.

In the last two years, the Betty Accorsi Quartet has played in important Jazz venues such as Pizza Express Soho, Jazz Cafè Posk, Hampstead Jazz Club, Verdict Jazz Club, The Pheasantry (Pizza Express) and Brighton Jazz Festival, taking part at the 2024 Jazzahead! Clubnight in Bremen, Germany.

Her compositions take you where she says the music belongs” - Simply Jazz Talk

In a short space of time, Betty Accorsi has staked her claim as a talent to listen out for (...) forging a quartet that is distinctive and able to interpret her constantly shifting compositions” - Jazz Views

“... simply elegant, superbly crafted, sumptuously melodic jazz...” - All about Jazz

LINE-UP:

Saxophone and Vocals – Betty Accorsi

Piano – Daniel Hewson

Drums – Joe Edwards

Bass – Andy Hamill

Please note, The Club is not licensed to allow access to Children under the age of 16 after 9pm, so for evening performances, please do not book tickets for children under the age of 16. Children aged 16 and above are welcome at any time.

For £20.00 Tickets:

Seats are not numbered and you will be seated at available tables. Please note tables seat 4 people, so for bookings of less than 4 people, you will be seated and share a table for 4.

For £15.00 Tickets:

This is a fully seated event. Seats are not numbered and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

Please NOTE, there is NO food served in the Jazz Club, there is a bar for drinks. We advise booking a table for dinner at the Duke of Hamilton upstairs at least 1hr before show-time - Book Here

Please note the Jazz Club is situated in the basement of the Duke of Hamilton Pub and access is via a number of stairs. The nearest toilets are situated on the 1st floor of the Pub.

Organiser

Welcome to the Hampstead Jazz Club, the best new live music venue in north London. We’re proud to host intimate live performances from an eclectic mix of established musicians, as well as exciting emerging talent.

The Hampstead Jazz Club fondly brings back a unique atmosphere, reminiscent of the golden age of jazz. The club provides a functional, multi-purpose space that adds to its versatility. Whether you’re looking for somewhere to host a rehearsal, live recording, album launch, private event or more, we’d love to hear from you!

Venue

Hampstead Jazz Club, 23-25 New End, NW3 1JD London

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