Rory Ingham-James Davison Sextet play Art Blakey

This is an exciting new band, also known as ‘Wakey Blakey’, led jointly by Rory Ingham and James Davison celebrating the music of the legendary Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. Their focus is specifically on the early 1960s Riverside and Blue Note recordings by the lesser-known sextet line up exemplified by the stellar front-line of Freddie Hubbard, Curtis Fuller and Wayne Shorter plus the powerhouse of pianist Cedar Walton. Featuring some of finest talent on the British Jazz scene this project demonstrates hard bop with a frighteningly fresh feel. Expect music that is wildly high-energy and unbelievably swinging.

“Art Blakey’s message is in safe hands. Wakey Blakey should be prescribed by the NHS as a tonic for all ailments affecting humankind” – Trevor Bannister,, 5* review of live gig

Rory Ingham: trombone
James Davison: trumpet
Nadim Teimoori: saxophone
Nikki Iles: piano
Sam Quintana: bass
Luke Tomlinson: drums

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02 Dec 2022


8:00 pm - 10:45 pm


Sheffield Jazz - Crookes Social Club
Crookes Social Club, Mulehouse Road, Sheffield S10 1TD

Crookes Social Club