Frank_Griffith_Jazz_Night_At_Bridport_Art_Centre_200511_full_073USA tenor Saxophonist Frank Griffith will bring his trio to Bridport on Saturday 21 September, 8pm for a tribute to the legendary jazz musician Stan Getz.

Stan Getz, known as ‘the sound’ because of his warm, lyrical tone, was one of the greatest saxophone players in the history of jazz.  He created a rich and timeless legacy that still thrives today.

Frank Griffith will lead his trio through a full programme of songs; stemming from his 1940s hits with Woody Herman (Early Autumn) to the 1960s Bossa Nova craze with The Girl From Impanema and Corcovado.  It will also include will be his later collaborations with pianist, Chick Corea and Kenny Barron both of whom contributed very contemporary material to Stan’s repertoire towards the end of his career.
Frank Griffith has been a resident in the UK since 1996 and his trio includes Rob Barron, piano, Alec Dankworth, bass, and Trevor Tompkins, drums.

As an added attraction, local songstress, Ziggy Gray, will guest on a few of the bossa numbers hearkening back the sultry sounds of Astrud Gilberto and the  imagery of the sunny, wind swept Brazillian beaches concocted by Antonio Carlos Jobim’s iconic melodies.

Tickets priced £14/ £13 Members/ £10 Concessions are available from Bridport Arts Centre’s box office (01308 424204) or online.

Image by Graham Shackleton