Enjoy an evening of JAZZ with trio 643 set in our VIP suite: Upstairs at the Embassy
Join us for the first jazz club night of 2020: led by trio 643 who formed to play the well known tunes of the American songbook though they’re equally at home with more contemporary jazz styles.
Frank Birbeck on Rhythm Guitar
Frank is a talented professional musician and teacher. Whilst primarily a guitarist he also plays bass, ukulele and mandolin (yep, he’s a show off!). He even plays the banjo but we don’t mention that here in Lincoln.
His multitudinous talents have taken him to London’s Ronnie Scott’s and Manchester’s Matt & Phreds jazz clubs and he’s appeared, more locally, at Newark’s Palace theatre and at the Majestic and The Wardrobe not so far away.
Jonathan Davis on Double Bass / Piano Keys
Jonathan has been playing music for over 45 years. It’s taken him all the way to the University of Texas (just to get some golf lessons apparently!). He started out on piano, then guitar but switched to electric bass (notably in The Shadows tribute bands).
He then saw the light and side-stepped to playing jazz on the double bass – where he excels. He’s been actively promoting jazz through organising and managing events over the years and he appears regularly on the East Midlands jazz circuit.
Andrew Morley on Trumpet
Andrew is a lyrical player with a beautiful tone. His playing is heavily rooted in the classical tradition having worked in the London Philharmonic, BBC Concert and London City Ballet orchestras – appearing at London’s Royal Festival Hall, New York’s Carnegie Hall and Vienna’s Musikverein. He also made appearances in London theatre bands (including ‘Les Miserables!’ and ‘Oliver!’).
Always transfixed by jazz Andrew made a giant leap into the world of jazz – a more ‘free’ music. “Playing classical music at that level is a wonderful thing but there comes a time when you want to make a more personal statement – not being bound by the notes on the page. Jazz has taken me over these days. One day I hope to play at Ronnie Scott’s – like Frank has!”.
Sophisticated jazz music played in our own unique way – cool, soft and mellow…
This performance has unreserved cabaret style seating.
General Admission Tickets – £10