The Spot Club Liverpool, Liverpool's coolest underground Jazz & Funk. Clubs
The Spot has been a very personal project for me from the start, designed by myself and brought to life by the wonderful craftsmanship of my good friend Mark Barnett. This has been a 2 man project from day one. Having lost my father 2 years ago, himself a very respected musician who had worked with the likes of Stan Getz, Joe Cocker & Nancy Wilson. I spent my life growing up in the cabaret and music lounges of the 70's & 80's, which still carried echos of years gone by and the jazz lounges of New York etc. It always felt like home in those places full of colourful people and electric atmospheres, rarely found today. I worked very closely with the stage newspaper over many years and from their obituary found things out I did not know myself.
Having worked and then later owned 3B Records a record store with a great reputation, I remembered the smelly damp unused space that dwelled below, and after a lot of persuasion, I convinced the building manger to let me have it and ‘The Spot’ space was born.
I knew what I wanted it to look like and feel like, and after a years hard work, we finally completed it on the 19th of October, and what started as a show and tell for friends grew into a soft launch; complete with our local crooner David Knopov and his band playing with impromptu performances from Liverpool legends Thomas Lang & Connie Lush... Amazing
Our ethos is to put on amazing Jazz, Funk & Soul live acts and DJ's for all to enjoy in an intimate and stylish setting with a nod to all those great speak easy's and jazz joints from years gone by and
not to mention my Dad, Tufty Gordon.
Born on London’s streets – Raised by its punk-jazz underbelly…
Dat Brass brings anthemic horn lines, pounding drums, blistering verses, razor-sharp scratch with
leg-breakingly huge drops to The Spot on 5th October
UK jazz guitarist Neil C Young is a gifted guitarist who is establishing his unique talent internationally and is an award nominee both nationally and internationally via Ence Records in the UK and Canadian American Records in the US who put long list nominations for a Grammy award in 2011(Jazz solo), 2012 (Jazz album) and 2014 (Jazz single).
Both Martin Smith and Bob Whittaker have been championing Liverpool’s Jazz sound throughout the UK over the past few years; Smith’s band The Weave headlined London Jazz Festival, played Birmingham Symphony Hall, topped the Ronnie Scott’s jazz chart and received a 5 star album review in the
BBC music mag.
Young, anonymous, Belgian band Blow 3.0 are one of the latest hot exports from the continent, fusing jazz, punk and dance music in their superb live stage shows. Sometimes referred to by fans as ‘Drum n Sax’, the band cut their teeth in underground clubs across Belgium and the Netherlands and have performed in some very unusual settings including rooftops and forests.
Their pioneering style and appearance quickly gained them notoriety online where in no time at all they had amassed over 10,000 followers for their outlandish shows and soon they had caught the attention of major national promoter Live Nation who instantly snapped them up for representation in their home country. The band went on to electrify audiences at festivals in France, England, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, Slovakia and even Brazil playing to thousands at the legendary Copacabana Beach in Rio.
Azymuth, inspired by a Marcos & Paulo Sérgio Valle song. Their first album, also named Azymuth, was released two years later and featured the hit "Linha do Horizonte". In 1976, they recorded other minor hits like the single "Melô da Cuíca" and "Jazz Carnival", taken from the 1979 "Light as a Feather" album.
The trio moved to the United States in the early 80s, producing a number of albums that never came out in Brazil, and placing their bets on a mix of samba, funk and jazz that they defined as MPB-jazz (MPB for Popular Brazilian Music). The main composer, keyboardist J. R. Bertrami, left the group in 1988, and was replaced by Jota Moraes and Marinho Boffa, but returned in the middle of the following decade, when the group signed with the label Far Out. Bertrami died in 2012. Keyboardist Kiko Continentino joined drummer Ivan "Mamão" Conti and bassist Alex Malheiros
ENEMY is the energetic and powerful piano trio featuring bassist Frans Petter Eldh, pianist Kit Downes and drummer James Maddren. Described as ‘fiercely intense’ and ‘beautifully intricate’, ENEMY spotlights three brilliant and creative musicians committed to the exploration of new worlds of rhythm and improvisation: total music. Each member of ENEMY has achieved personal recognition in the jazz and wider music world (including a Mercury Music Award Nomination, ECHO Jazz nomination, multiple Downbeat Critics Poll nominations and a BBC Jazz Award).
The Spot Club
5 Slater St,
T:- 0151 707 6444
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