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This duo has been a dream of Jade’s for sometime, it started in 2016 with great success with the duo’s first concert at St. Lawrence Chapel in Ashburton, Devon. Both Jade and Gary studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and are highly experienced musicians in their own right. They will be kicking off 2017 with concerts at Calstock Arts and Dartmouth Music Festival. Please visit the diary for more details.

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“Jade has a big, strong tenor sound with a beautiful sense of melody and swing…a musician to look out for in the future” Steve Waterman

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JANUARY 2016
Saturday 14th January – Jessica and the Rabbits – Annabel’s, Plymouth – 10:30pm
Saturday 28th January – The Simmertones – Exeter Phoenix

FEBRUARY
Thursday 2nd February – Blue Lion Band – Showcase, Big Red Studio, Hannah’s @ Seale-Hayne, Newton Abbot – 8pm
Friday 3rd February – Jessica and the Rabbits – Private Function
Saturday 11th February – The Simmertones – The York, Torquay
Friday 17th February – Jessica and the Rabbits – Private Function
Friday 24th February – Kingstons supporting Neval Staple’s Band – The Hub, Plymouth
Sunday 26th February – Brass Quintet – Dartmouth

MARCH
Thursday 2nd March – Blue Lion Band – Showcase, Big Red Studio, Hannah’s @ Seale-Hayne, Newton Abbot – 8pm
Friday 3rd March – Sam Massey Septet – Bucaneers Bar, Crediton – 8pm


Saturday 11th March – Swing Machine Jazz Orchestra with Duncan Lamont Snr & Jnr – Cedars hall, Wells Cathedral School – 7pm
Monday 13th March –
Sweeny Todd the Musical – Plymouth
Tuesday 14th March –
Sweeny Todd the Musical – Plymouth
Wednesday 15th March –
Sweeny Todd the Musical – Plymouth
Thursday 16th March –
Sweeny Todd the Musical – Plymouth
Friday 17th March –
Sweeny Todd the Musical – Plymouth
Saturday 18th March –
Sweeny Todd the Musical – Plymouth

APRIL
Saturday 15th April – Dave Hankin Small Big Band – Private Function
Friday 21st April – Jade Gall & Gary Hawkins duo – Calstock Arts, Gallery Bar Special – 8:00pm
Monday 24th April – Company (Musical) – Devonport Playhouse
Tuesday 25th April – Company (Musical) – Devonport Playhouse
Wednesday 26th April – Company (Musical) – Devonport Playhouse
Thursday 27th April – Company (Musical) – Devonport Playhouse
Friday 28th April – Company (Musical) – Devonport Playhouse
Saturday 29th April – Company (Musical) – Devonport Playhouse

MAY
Friday 5th May – Jade Gall Trio – Bbar, Barbican Theatre, £3 – 9pm
Friday 12th May – The Jade Gall & Gary Hawkins Duo (Classical) – Dartmouth Music Festival
Friday 12th May – Jessica and the Rabbits – Annabel’s, Plymouth – 10:30pm
Saturday 13th May – Jessica and the Rabbits – Private Function
Friday 26th May – Jessica and the Rabbits – Private Function

JUNE
Wednesday 7th June – Sam Massey Quintet – Stoke Gabriel Church – 7:30pm
Friday 9th June – The Simmertones – The Spinning Wheel, Paignton – 9:30pm
Saturday 17th June – Swing Machine Jazz Orchestra with Claire Martin – Bath, Royal Crescent Lawns

JULY
Saturday 1st July – Orpheus – Dalwood Music Fest, Tuckers Arms – 6pm
Saturday 1st July – Jessica and the Rabbits – Annabel’s, Plymouth – 10:30pm
Saturday 8th July –
The Simmertones – Glas-denbury Festival
Saturday 15th July – Swing Machine Jazz Orchestra with Claire Martin – Cedars hall, Wells Cathedral School – 7pm
Friday 21st July –
Jessica and the Rabbits – Private Function
Saturday 29th July –
Jessica and the Rabbits – Private Function

AUGUST
Friday 4th August – Jessica and the Rabbits – Private Function
Saturday 12th August – Jessica and the Rabbits – Private Function
Saturday 19th August- The Simmertones – Devon Dumpling – 4pm
Saturday 19th August – Jessica and the Rabbits – Annabel’s, Plymouth – 10:30pm
Saturday 26th August – Jessica and the Rabbits – Private Function

SEPTEMBER
Saturday 2nd September – Ensemble name tbc – Nourish Fesitval
Saturday 9th September –
Blue Lion Band – Private Function
Sunday 10th September –
The Simmertones – Bestival
Saturday 16th September – The Simmertones – The Stables
Saturday 23d September – The Simmertones – The York, Torquay

OCTOBER
Friday 6th October – Jessica and the Rabbits – Annabel’s, Plymouth – 10:30pm
Monday 23rd October –
Priscilla Queen Of The Desert, The Musical – Princess Theatre, Torquay
Tuesday 24th October –
Priscilla Queen Of The Desert, The Musical – Princess Theatre, Torquay
Wednesday 25th October –
Priscilla Queen Of The Desert, The Musical – Princess Theatre, Torquay
Thursday 26th October –
Priscilla Queen Of The Desert, The Musical – Princess Theatre, Torquay
Friday 27th October –
Priscilla Queen Of The Desert, The Musical – Princess Theatre, Torquay
Saturday 28th October –
Priscilla Queen Of The Desert, The Musical – Princess Theatre, Torquay

NOVEMBER
Thursday 16th November – Jade Gall Quartet, Moon Jazz Club – Bucaneers bar, Credtion – 7:30pm

DECEMBER
Friday 1st December – The Simmertones – The Spinning Wheel – 9:30pm
Saturday 30th December – Sam Massey Quintet – Private Function

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‘OUT WITH THE BLUES’ Jade Alicia Gall Quintet
£13.00 (includes p&p to the UK)

Jade Gall Quintet

Jade Alicia Gall Quintet
Debut album ‘OUT WITH THE BLUES’

 

Jade Gall – Tenor Saxophone
Kevin Sanders – Double Bass
Coach York – Drums
Neil Burns – Guitar
Matthew Tredget-Johns – keys

*ALBUM LAUNCH VIDEO CLIP*
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* Video by South of Devon Films *

Album review by British jazz trumpeter Steve Waterman
For this CD Jade has brought together a group of musicians whose ensemble playing shows great energy, drive and swing but are also capable of producing delicacy and thoughtfulness when needed. They are also all strong soloists in their own right. I have worked with these musicians a number of times and am a huge admirer of their musicianship. It is great to hear them brought together for this wonderful CD.

The music, a collection of Jade’s favourite pieces from the standard jazz repertoire, offers a range of styles, tempos and moods. These are perfect settings to show each musicians improvisational abilities, highlighting how well they communicate and interact.

The opening title, Water Jug by Frank Wess sets the mood for the album with the rhythm section providing a dynamic swing propelled by the solid, driving bass playing of Kevin Sanders and the exciting drumming of Coach York. The combination of the fluent Neil Burns on guitar and melodic Matthew Tredget–Johns on piano provide a beautiful array of harmonic textures.

Following this, is a mix of the well known standards, Beautiful Love, given a light bossa nova treatment, an inspired version of I Can’t Get Started, played as a jazz waltz and the beautiful ballad, Everything Happens to Me, giving the band an opportunity to display their lighter, thoughtful side.

Also included is a selection of some classic compositions written by jazz musicians, from the opening Water Jug to McCoy Tyner’s Contemplation, Stolen Moments by Oliver Nelson, Hank Mobley’s This I Dig Of You, Midnight Voyage by Joey Calderazzo and Clifford Brown’s blues, Sandu.

Jade has a big, strong tenor sound with a beautiful sense of melody and swing that is ideally suited to the music presented here. She is also able to produce light, delicate playing when required, as in her beautiful solo on Everything Happens To Me.

A wonderful debut CD. Jade Gall is a musician to look out for and I’m sure we will be hearing much more from her and her band in the future.

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SAXOPHONE – CLARINET – FLUTE – PIANO
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Whether you are a complete beginner or an advanced player, I am a dedicated and experienced teacher who ensures that every lesson is tailored to suit the individual needs. I teach the Saxophone and Flute up to advanced level, Clarinet up to grade 6 and piano up to grade 5. When my pupils have reached a point where they feel that they would like to take an exam, I like to use ABRSM for classical exams and Trinity for jazz exams. I am DBS checked.

It is vital that you have your own instrument to learn on as I unfortunately do not have the facility to loan instruments out, however sax.co.uk and John Packers have a great loan scheme. I am very happy to advise and answer any instrumental purchase or loan questions that you might have. If you would like to enquire about lessons, then please fill out the form below.

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Biography

XPR01130-EditJade started her love for music off at a young age as a flautist before venturing on to the tenor saxophone at age 13. She went on to study at Dartington College of Arts as an undergraduate where she gained a BA(hons) in Music (professional practice). During her time at Dartington, she continued her jazz studies privately with jazz saxophonist Martin Dale, who was the first person to introduce her to the wonderful world of jazz improvisation. She later went on to study the saxophone at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama where she studied under classical saxophonists Lara James and Gerard McChrystal. She graduated as a Master of Arts in music performance in 2013.

Jade is a member of acclaimed ska band The Simmertones, who regularly perform across the country to sell out crowds, including many prestigious events such as the London International Ska Festival and Boomtown Fair. You can hear Jade playing flute on their new single Run For Your Life which is available for download now and has already received air play on BBC Radio 2.

Although Jade can be seen performing in many horn sections across the country, she is still heavily involved with her classical roots. She has been a regular performing at Dartmouth Music Festival and Calstock Arts, aswell as performing during part of the Welsh Proms on the Lefel 1 stage where she premiered Marianna Filippi’s ‘Meandering Impressions: A Love Poem’ for tenor saxophone and piano.

Jade regularly performs on the South West scene and across the country, performing as a guest artist or with her Quintet. She is also privileged to perform in various horn sections with many local bands and across the country, including London based touring companies, The Magic of Motown Show and the Soul Legends Show. She has also performed with the Swing Machine Jazz Orchestra with both singer Clare Teal and pianist Jason Rebello.

Jade is also a keen educator, she is a private tutor and is currently the flute tutor at Plymouth University.