Apollo Collaboration – October 12th
We’re happy to announce the first Apollo Collaboration, taking place at HEART in Leeds on October 12th. The Collaboration series will invite musicians from across the UK to come together and work with new musicians, providing a performance platform to showcase original material. For our first event, we’re excited to have pianist David Austin-Grey from Birmingham, and guitarist Stuart McCallum from Manchester coming together with two Leeds-based musicians – Steve Hanley (drums) and Tom Riviere (bass). The gig will include solos sets from David and Stuart, plus a quartet set featuring original material from all four band members. For more information and tickets, see the HEART website.
Forming connections between the US and UK jazz scenes has always been a vision of Apollo, and following the support from Musicians Benevolent Fund’s Emerging Excellence Award, we’re delighted that there are now two US groups scheduled to tour the UK through Apollo. More details will be announced shortly, but the tours are due to take place in June 2014 and July 2014. Stay tuned!
New jazz night in Birmingham
Apollo promoter David Austin Grey has announced that he will be involved in running a new jazz night at The Church Inn (in the Jewellery Quarter) called The Big Easy. They will host gigs every Thursday from 9-12pm, starting on September 19th. For more information, visit The Big Easy (at Church Inn).
Finally – we’re getting started on our branding project with Apollo, so you will soon be seeing logos and branding appearing everywhere! More news soon.