Jazz trio bring their grooves into town

Nut Club are; from left to right; R: Ollie Dover - reeds, John Arnesen - drums, Seth Bennett - bass
Nut Club are; from left to right; R: Ollie Dover - reeds, John Arnesen - drums, Seth Bennett - bass

Lucky Dog Music, Todmorden’s very own new music hub, is playing host to jazz trio Nut Club this Saturday at the Central Methodist Church, Bramsche Square.

The group, which bases its sound on the idea of jazz as a form of dance music, takes fundemental playing characteristics such as groove, solo improvisation, and group interaction and mashes them together with a flair that represents their individual sound.

The group have created a unique style which purposfully alludes to their northern upbringing rather than aiming to mimic the free jazz characteristics of the New York underground scene. Nut Club are: Ollie Dover on reeds, John Arnesen on drums and Seth Bennett on bass.

The group say: “We explore the idea of jazz as a dance music – even in its most avant-garde manifestations.

“We still hear dance rhythms in free jazz and free improvisation.”

The concert will take place from 7.30pm and costs £8 for adults and £6 for concessions.

Lucky Dog Music, based in the market town, promotes new music across a range of genres including contemporary classical, new jazz, improv and experimental music including visuals, electronics and spoken word.

They are supported by Sound and Music’s Composer-Curator Scheme and Todmorden Council.