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Hackensack: Nick Costley-White Quartet | Rachel Head Quartet

  • Cafe Jazz 21 Saint Mary Street Cardiff, Wales, CF10 1PL United Kingdom (map)

Hackensack Sessions

Hackensack is backensack for the first Hackinstallment of music after the summer! Dust off your ear trumpets, lace up your foot-tapping shoes and join us once again on our musical quest for the FRESH and the NEW. We've spotted some fanhackensackentastic sonic honey glistening from the far reaches of the M4 and we thought it would be criminal not to bring it over here to our Welsh wonderland for you to soak up.

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Hackensack is a double bill night dedicated to the fresh and the new and occurs on the first Thursday of every month during the students' term times.

Tickets Choose which you pay

Big Price - £10 - for the arts supporter who would like to chip in that bit extra towards Hackensack's longevity and be remembered dearly
Medium Price - £7 - for the awesome audient, supporting the Hackensack without quite the glamour and philanthropy associated with the big price
Little Price - £5 - for the music lover who's thinking "that's all well and good but I’m a student who’s on a budget here and I come to bloody everything anyway so stop pestering me for cash"

1st set Rachel Head Quartet

Rachel Head sax
Frazer McIntosh piano
Ben Manning bass
Alex Burch drums

An exciting new venture for these freshly graduated musicians. With new material written over the summer, this quartet will explore melody, moods and textures, with a few surprises thrown in just for good measure.


2nd set Nick Costley-White Quartet

Nick Costley-White guitar
Matt Robinson piano
Conor Chaplin bass
Dave Hamlett drums

The Nick Costley-White Quartet combine their love and deep understanding for the jazz tradition with a fresh and modern aesthetic. Their repertoire draws on unique interpretations of songs from the jazz cannon as well as their own exciting and harmonically rich compositions. The band is made up of some of the countries finest improvising musicians; Matt Robinson on piano, Conor Chaplin on double bass and Dave Hamblett on drums.

The quartet’s debut album Detour Ahead, recorded in April 2017, portrays a narrative exploring the group’s musical journey. It begins with performances which draw from the American Songbook tradition and travels through to a more modern aesthetic inspired by the surroundings of London’s jazz scene. This compelling journey explores sounds from many perspectives simultaneously. Forms, harmonies and rhythms are superimposed and abstracted but still retain their essential function, whilst the improvisations express the excitement and beauty of these frameworks.

Earlier Event: October 3
Alex Woods Quartet