9.02.2024 Events, Music

Agata Kubiak Quintet: The Chet Baker Songbook” @ Jazz Cafe POSK

The Agata Kubiak Quintet return to the Jazz Cafe POSK stage to present jazz standards made famous by the wonderful trumpeter and singer Chet Baker.

9th February, 8:30pm, Jazz Cafe POSK, Hammersmith

Tickets £15 on the door and Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/agata-kubiak-the-chet-baker-songbook-tickets-793742775007 

Agata’s Quintet have had the pleasure of performing on the Jazz Cafe POSK stage many times. This time , the musicians will present jazz standards made famous by the wonderful trumpeter and singer Chet Baker.

Chet’s music is a never-ending source of inspiration for Agata, both vocally and instrumentally. We would like to warmly invite you for an evening of cool jazz and bebop in vocal-violin arrangements by Agata and her band.

Agata Kubiak is a London-based jazz violinist and singer. Originally from Poland, Agata’s playing, and music is strongly rooted within the polish jazz tradition. Her violin playing is influenced by a variety of styles, from post-bop, late Coltrane, and Seifert through Polish folk to metal and contemporary classical. 

Agata studied jazz voice with Anita Wardell and Iain McKenzie. She was a finalist of an international jazz competition Riga Jazz Stage 2014 and was also listed in the top 20 female jazz singers by the European Jazz Magazine ‘Jazz Forum’ in 2015. Since her debut album (‘Polarity’) released in 2014, she completed a PhD studying creativity in performer-composer collaborations. Apart from a busy performing and recording career Agata is a published academic author, and currently teaches at the London College of Music.

Ralph Brown is a Doncaster-based jazz pianist and composer. He is very happy to be reunited with Agata Kubiak 8 years after her debut album release. Ralph has played nationally and internationally since graduating from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in 2012. He is grateful to be a student of the late John Taylor, one of his main jazz piano influences. Ralph spent many years pursuing a career as a Music Director around the world. He is now back in the UK, based in Yorkshire, engaged with a busy performing and teaching schedule. Ralph also leads and writes for his own group Ralph Brown Quartet.

Tom Kenworthy is a jazz guitarist based in London. He is influenced by both the bebop and free improvisation traditions as well as elements of various folk music, 20th century ‘classical’ music, blues, and metal. He was strongly affected by a short period studying with Stuart Hall. Apart from the Agata Kubiak Quintet, he has worked among others with Selectric and the Charlie Pyne Quartet.

Aram Bahmaie is a Bassist from Guildford. Since graduating from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in 2018 he has performed at venues across the U.K. Influenced by the rhythms of jazz and the textures found in electronic music, he plays both Double and Electric Bass, enjoying both the traditional and more explorative approaches and sounds of the instruments.

Megan Visagie is a British born-South African 17 year old female drummer currently studying at the Purcell School of Music studying under Sebastiaan De Krom and Simon Allen. Megan is an active member of the Junior Royal Academy, Tomorrow’s Warriors as well as the National Youth Jazz Orchestra. She has been involved in countless projects like recording “Proof of life” an album with Disreali at the age of 15 as well as performing with many well-known British musicians such as: Martin Shaw, Mark Armstrong, Stephen Redtenbracher, Geoff Gascoyne, Steve Watts, Wayne Escoffery, Dave O’Higgins, Mornington Lockett at the troubadour, at the grace of her teacher Sebastiaan de Krom. Megan is also a house band member for the Harrow Jazz Night and Jam run by Agata Kubiak.

Line up:

Agata Kubiak – violin, voice

Ralph Brown – piano

Tom Kenworthy – guitar

Aram Bahmaie – bass

Megan Visagie – drums 

www.agatakubiak.com

Video 1 (“But Not for Me” (Chet Baker’s solo transcription – violin):

Tickets £15 on the door and Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/agata-kubiak-the-chet-baker-songbook-tickets-793742775007 

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