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PRS feat. Rick Woolgar

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DATE:
30/09/2017
TIME:
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
VENUE:
Stray's Coffee

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Si Potts // Drums

PRS feat. Rick Woolgar (sax)

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Steve Rodda // Guitar

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Mat Short // Bass Guitar

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Rick Woolgar // Tenor Sax

PRS is driven by drummer Simon Potts, who cites his influences as Buddy Rich, Art Blakey & Max Roach to name a few. Having worked as a session drummer with the BBC at their Maida Vale and Paris Studios playing with both big and small bands, Simon’s love of jazz was fuelled by his father, a jazz trumpeter, who led his own band for over 40 years.

Following in his dad’s footsteps, Simon has worked with many artists including Jamie Cullum, Digby Fairweather, Stacey Kent, Jacqui Dankworth, Barb Jungr, Denny Illett Jr. and Johnny Mars (American blues harmonica player not to be confused with Johnny Marr guitarist from the Smiths!)

“You can hear the music in Si’s solos – he’s unreal…” – Steve Rodda – Guitar

Steve Rodda picked up his first guitar in 1976 (we know, he doesn’t look old enough!) and has been playing jazz gigs since the late nineties, with strong Django Reinhardt influences apparent in his sound. He also loves Reggae, Ska, Country and Blues but primarily is known as a jazz guitarist.

For the Saturday Sessions they’re joined by Stray’s co-owner Mat Short on bass guitar. Originally playing alto sax, Mat turned to the dark side and has been playing his late father’s bass guitar since his passing over 2 years ago. Having been taught improvisation by saxophone supremo Jan Kopinski, Mat also spent a couple of years under the watchful eye of jazz trumpeter Nathan Bray, until he switched to playing bass.

Mat’s cites his musical influences as wide ranging as Stanley Turrentine, Pat Sprakes, LTJ Bukem, Duke Ellington  James Brown, Steely Dan – he also loves playing bass in his church worship team!

For this date, Si, Steve and Mat are joined by saxophonist Rick Woolgar.

A sax player across all genres from folk to funk, pop to jazz and alternative rock too! Expect a mix of tunes from this dynamic player who currently works with a number of artists/lineups including Pat McCarthy, Jazz Orbit, the Steve Walker Big Band, Motown Review and Martin Jones & the Sophisticats to name a few.

Rick will be calling jazz and blues standards for this session and we expect it to be a busy one!

EVENT DETAILS:


WHEN:

Saturday 30th September 2017 from 15:30

WHERE:

Stray’s Coffee – 16-20 Middlegate, Newark NG24 1AG
Tel: 01636 700 597

FREE ADMISSION – GET IN EARLY TO SECURE YOUR SEAT!