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13 January: Neil Maya Quartet- Cartoon Jazz
Playing the best in jazz from the cartoons, The Neil Maya Quartet injects some Yabba Dabba Doo into your favourite looney tunes – from Frozen to The Flintstones; Top Cat to Toy Story; The Simpsons to Sesame Street. It’s jazz – but not as we know it
The Neil Maya Quartet’s latest projects takes tunes from the cartoons and gives them the jazz treatment creating a high quality, fun evening of wonderful music. Tunes include Spiderman, When You Wish Upon A Star, The Pink Panther, The Flintstones, Some Day My Prince Will Come, Alice In Wonderland, Sesame Street, You’ve Got A Friend in Me, Let It Go, Give A Little Whistle and many more.
The Neil Maya Quartet is one of the Southwest’s finest jazz outfits and has toured extensively throughout the region and beyond over the last 20 years. The quartet first played for Villages in Action back in 2005 and shortly afterwards recorded its first album, out of the woodshed in 2006. The second album Bread and Circuses followed soon after in 2009. The quartet launched its highly successful Brubeck Project in 2016 recording a live album in Devon’s own Meavy Village Hall whilst at a Villages in Action gig in 2017. The quartet has played for all the Southwest rural touring schemes over the last few years and looks forward to returning to Villages in Action this coming year.
The band consists of Neil Maya on saxes and clarinet and triangle, Tom Ball on keyboards and melodica, Kev Sanders on double bass and Gary Evans on drums (but not triangle)
Listen to them here: https://youtu.be/fvjwyVXdakA