Come and join us on Thursday 14 April at the Hare & Hounds to celebrate the launch of Mostly Jazz Festival 2011. A FREE taster of the treats in store at the festival this year!
Playing will be Matthew Halsall – 26 year old trumpeter, composer, arranger, DJ, producer and band leader who will also play the main stage on the festival Saturday.
Halsall picked up the trumpet at just 6 years old after being taken to a jazz gig by his parents. From the age of 14 he has toured the world.
His debut album Sending My Love was released in October 2008 on the newly formed independent jazz label Gondwana Records. The album received rave reviews and heavy airplay from the likes of Gilles Peterson (BBC Radio 1), Stuart Maconie (BBC 6 Music), Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music) and Mike Chadwick (Jazz FM). He is currently recording his new album.
‘Rain-streaked spiritual jazz from Manchester.’ The Independent on Sunday
Halsall will be joined by a set by DJ Sam Redmore (DJing on the festival Friday), driving force behind celebrated Birmingham club night Freestyle. The night starts at 8.30pm and will go on to 11.30pm.