Jazz at The Chapel: Alex Hitchcock, Tommy Scott, Raph Mizraki
Chapel Arts

Jazz at The Chapel: Alex Hitchcock, Tommy Scott, Raph Mizraki

Wed 17th Nov

This Event Takes Place @ Chapel Arts, Cheltenham (Chapel Arts, Knapp Road (Near St. James Square), Cheltenham. GL50 3QQ)

London-born saxophonist Alex Hitchcock is regarded as one of the UK’s most virtuosic young jazz musicians. in 2018 He won the Help Musicians UK Peter Whittingham Award. He has toured Europe extensively and performed at legendary UK venues including Love Supreme Festival, the Royal Albert Hall and Ronnie Scott’s. Named in 2018 and 2019 as 'one to watch' by Jazzwise magazine, he has performed with Chris Cheek, Soweto Kinch, Mark Lockheart, Nérija, Andrew McCormack, Ashley Henry, Maria Chiara Argirò, and the legendary American group the Blackbyrds. Larger ensemble work includes the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra at the O2 Arena, the BBC Big Band and the Laurence Cottle Big Band. 

Since Raph Mizraki kicked off his professional musical career at the age of 14 as a drummer and pianist, he has honed his skills on an extraordinary range of instruments and is now widely regarded as one of the finest jazz bass players in the country. In this role, he has appeared with many internationally acclaimed musicians, including John Etheridge, Chris Garrick, Jamey Cullum, Jonathan Gee and Luis Agostino. Beyond his many jazz performances Raph has recorded and toured with The Dufay Collective, His Majesty's Sagbutts and Cornetts, Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band, and he has also toured America giving recitals on lute.

Since he first started playing international festivals at the age of 15 Tommy Scott has been amazing audiences with his startling piano technique and musical sensitivity. He has performed with Jean Toussaint, Martin Speake, Phil Robson, Mornington Lockett, Dave O’Higgins, Damon Brown, and many more. 

'some of the tenor lines are nothing short of extraordinary – phrasing that floats in from another atmosphere altogether' - London jazz news

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