Chris Hodgkins Quartet on Tour November 2013

Cardiff-raised trumpeter Chris Hodgkins returns to Wales to play dates with his accomplished four-piece jazz outfit. Chris leads his Quartet through a selection of tunes from his previously released albums, plus the Quartet will be playing a range of new material from standards, with arrangements from Max Brittain, to bebop anthems to original tunes contributed by the band members Alison Rayner and Diane McLoughlin.

Chris Hodgkins (pictured left with Digby Fairweather) was awarded the Services to Jazz Award at the British Jazz Awards July 2013.

Chris Hodgkin’s blog has just posted its fiftieth article.

The Quartet's line-up is:
Chris Hodgkins - TRUMPET
Alison Rayner - DOUBLE BASS
Max Brittain - GUITAR
Diane McLoughlin - SOPRANO/ALTO SAX

Chris uses his fine tone and time to hold interest with the lightly decorated melodies, and cuts loose confidently for his well-shaped and executed solos - Jazz Journal

Accomplished playing, astute and imaginative material” - The Jazz Rag

Chris can surprise any audience lucky enough to hear him - Digby Fairweather

Chris Hodgkins’ best album yet… a tuneful tribute to Dr Johnson’s biographer craftily arranged and gracefully played - Jack Massarik, Evening Standard Jazz CD of the Week

Chris Hodgkins and Eddie Harvey, his co-composer and arranger, pull one off in style….enjoyable, witty and swinging album….and some terrific ensemble playing from the mellow horns of Hodgkins plus Diane McLoughlin - Alison Kerr, Scotland on Sunday

Chris Hodgkins Quartet Tour

Tour Dates 2013

Monday 18th November - 8.30pm
The Angel
Chris Hodgkins and Dave Price
The Angel, Grosmont

Tuesday 19th November - 8pm
Brecon Jazz Club
Tickets £6
Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon, LD3 7EW
01874 611622

Wednesday 20 November - 8:30pm
The Queens Head
Monmouth, Monmouthshire NP25 3DL

Thursday 21st November - 8:45pm
Café Jazz
Tickets £6/£5
St Mary Street, Cardiff CF10 1PL
02920 387026

Friday 22nd November - 8:30pm
Peppers Aberjazz Club
Tickets £10/£8 members 16 West Street, Fishguard, Pembrokeshire SA65 9AE
01348 873867

Saturday 23rd November - 8:30pm
Pontypool Jazz
Tickets £5 and concessions
The Comrades Club, Market Street, Pontypool NP4 6JN
01495 762 504

Thursday 12th December
Chris Hodgkins Quartet + The Weave
Music 8-11pm
6 Moor St, London W1

Boswell’s London Journal, by Chris Hodgkins Quartet, is out now. Order Boswell's London Journal by the Chris Hodgkins Quartet from Jazz CDs:


Chris Hodgkins
photo courtesy Mike Jackson

"...talented trumpeter, Chris Hodgkins, who plays in the unfashionable classic style of Ruby Braff and the great Louis Armstrong... this is his best album yet... a tuneful tribute to Dr Johnson's biographer, craftily arranged and gracefully played" - JACK MASSARIK on Boswell’s London Journal, Evening Standard Jazz CD of the Week

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