Time & Location
23 Sept 2019, 20:30
The Whiskey Jar, 14 Tariff St, Manchester M1 2FF, UK
About The Event
Since their formation in 1996 Partisans have been thrilling audiences the world over with their ferociously energetic performances of tightly knit themes, with great freedom coming from their years of playing together. Hailed as breaking ground for the new wave of British jazz in the late 1990s and described by BBC Radio's Jazz on 3 as 'One of the most exciting all star experimental groups in Jazz today', Partisans is co-led by two of the preeminent musicians of their generation, Phil Robson (guitars) and Julian Siegel (tenor sax & bass clarinet), alongside the mighty partnership of Thaddeus Kelly (bass) and Gene Calderazzo (drums). Partisans are a real band – known for bridging the gap between New York Swing, European Improv and UK Rock, developing a distinctive sound of its own wherein the combination of each member’s influences feeds a genuine creative spark generating huge excitement and energy.
This tour promotes Partisans' latest album, 'Nit de Nit', the band's first live album (recorded at The Vortex, via Whirlwind Recordings), released to critical acclaim in May 2019.
"This is compelling music, and some of the very best to be heard anywhere on the planet." All About Jazz
Julian Siegel // Tenor Sax & Bass Clarinet Phil Robson // Guitars Thaddeus Kelly // Bass Gene Calderazzo // Drums
“Partisans present some of the most refreshing music I've heard in a long while, uncompromising, very well written and very well played. It demands serious attention. I hear in these players a sense of common purpose and resolve, and a strong command of a dialect uniquely suited to this music. It's heartening to hear music that looks to find its own particular place.” Steve Swallow.
Doors 8 // Live Music 8.30 // Entry just £8/£5 students