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Hackensack: Clem Saynor | Matthew Read Trio

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

Hackensack Sessions

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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 Clem Saynor


2nd set Matthew Read Trio

Benedict Wood guitar
Arthur Newell drums
Matthew Read double bass

Formed in 2015, the Matthew Read Trio brings together three like-minded approaches for music making, creating an exciting new performance every time they play. Drawing influence from the bands of Pat Metheny, John Scofield, Paul Motian and many more, MRT brings a fresh edge to the world of the guitar trio.

"Proof indeed that the British Jazz scene at the moment is in incredible form" - Chris Philips, Jazz FM

Born in Winchester, Matthew enjoyed jazz from a very early age dancing with his brother to Weather Report. Matthew didn't play jazz however until he started studying at Alton College, Hampshire. Here he was taught by Sam Bullard and took double bass lessons from Tom Mason funded by a college music scholarship. Matthew recently graduated with a first class honours degree in Jazz from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and was also the 2016 recipient of the prestigious Dankworth Prize for Big Band composition and arranging.

Matthew has played in many prestigious venues including Ronnie Scott's, The Vortex, The Barbican, Pizza Express Jazz Club, Spice of Life Soho,  Milton Court, Fife Jazz Festival, Swanage Jazz Festival, Concorde Club - Southampton, Oliver's Jazz Bar - Greenwich and The Turner Sims - Southampton. Matthew played in these venues with bands such as the Guildhall Jazz Band (including projects with Julian Siegel and the Dankworth family), Southbank Sinfonia (with Guildhall Jazz Ensemble), Southampton Legacy Big Band, Fraser Smith Quintet/Quartet, Howl Trio, Felix Rossy, Tom Barford/Olli Martin/Billy Marrows/Dave Storey, Chris Morgan/Graham Garside/Eddie Hick, Ed Arm Trio, Resurgence Trio, Corrie Dick Sextet, Down For The Count Entertainment, The Morgan Brothers' Big Band, Matthew Read's Quartal, Helena Kay Quartet, Bleep Test and Southampton Youth Jazz Orchestra.