Jazz trio in town for angling club show

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Jazz Hastings presents the Dave Drake Trio at the East Hastings Sea Angling Association, Hastings, on Tuesday, July 2.

Dave Drake is a pianist who has aimed at the highest standards since an early age.

The line-up is Dave Drake on piano, Shane Allessio on bass, and Jay Davis on drums.

The music of Bud Powell, Dave Holland, Bill Evans, John Coltrane, Chris Potter and Kurt Rosenwinkel has inspired Dave to write his own compositions and arrangements.

Dave has gigged professionally in London at venues such as the 606, as well as performing along side such luminaries as Barry Harris at the Pizza Express Dean Street.

Shane Allessio is an American born composer, bassist and teacher living in North London.

He was educated in the US at Berklee College of Music, the Stinnett Academy of Music and privately by jazz legend Rufus Reid.

He gigs nightly on London’s jazz scene at venues such as Ronnie Scott’s, Pizza Express Soho and Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room with artists such as Theo Jackson, Brandon Allen, Nathaniel Facey, Renato D’Aiello and Mark Fletcher.

Jay Davis is currently touring with the group LOCUS which is booked for a number of jazz festivals this year.

Doors open at 7.45pm for 8.30pm start.

Tickets are £7. For information call 01424 250221 or visit www.jazzhastings.co.uk.