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Marvin Muoneké and The Adam Stokes Trio: A Tribute to Billy Eckstine

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Marvin Muoneké + The Adam Stokes Trio: A Tribute to Billy Eckstine. Bristol’s finest improvisors pay tribute to the giants of Jazz.

Marvin Muoneké Vocals and Trumpet
Adam Stokes Guitar
Chris Jones Bass
Matt Stockham Brown Drums

In the second of our spring series ‘the young man with the old soul’ Marvin Muoneké joins The Adam Stokes Trio in paying tribute to acclaimed vocalist and bandleader Billy Eckstine – a musician famed for his sensitive song-styling and all-star Big Band featuring the likes of Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis and many other Jazz greats. The band will perform a carefully curated set of Eckstine’s hits alongside lesser-known gems from his catalogue.

Marvin Muoneké is a highly regarded Jazz singer-songwriter, trumpet player, and arranger, his bass-baritone voice being described as rich, deep and smooth. Marvin has independently produced and released two albums ‘The Young Man With The Old Soul’ and ‘Lockdown Hootenanny’ to great acclaim. Over the last ten years, Marvin has worked in several theatres and venues both at home and abroad, including Southampton’s Concorde Club, Pizza Express Holborn, The Hideaway Streatham, Royal Festival Hall, Weston Playhouse, London Palladium, Theatre Royal Winchester and Champs-Élysées in Paris.

Adam Stokes is an up-and-coming guitarist blending Jim Hall Style melodic development with Thelonious Monk’s angular dissonances, he is known on the Bristol scene as the host of the Stag and Hounds Jam Session where he has played with the who’s who of Bristol Jazz.

Chris Jones (Orfic, Weareleif, Nurdle) is a first-call bassist who has played across the UK from Theatre Pits to Pizza Express Soho, his blending of contemporary rhythmic ideas and guttural blues draws comparisons to the likes of Larry Grenadier and Charlie Haden.

Matt Stockham Brown (6161, Ex-Run Logan Run, Sefrial, Modulusiii, Orfic) is a busy touring drummer who has performed with the likes of Gregory Porter, Pee Wee Ellis and Andy Sheppard, his band Run Logan Run won the 2018 Montreux Jazz Festival Talent Awards and he was featured in Rhythm Magazine’s ‘10 British Newcomers’ article.

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