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Adam Stokes Trio & Sophie Stockham

The Adam Stokes Trio with Sophie Stockham Brown: A Tribute to Lou Donaldson

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Sophie Stockham Brown joins The Adam Stokes Trio to pay tribute to the great Hard Bop Saxophonist Lou Donaldson.


Sophie Stockham Brown Saxophone
Adam Stokes Guitar
Ruth Hammond Organ
Matt Stockham Brown Drums

Known for his soulful bluesy approach to the saxophone, Donaldson was one of the pioneering voices in Hard Bop during his time with Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers and Horace Silver.

Saxophonist and composer Sophie Stockham Brown (Starlings, Cut Capers, Orphic, Dakla, Sefrial) works across a raft of musical styles as collaborator and in demand session musician. Her original projects have received national radio play and she has performed for BBC Introducing’s ‘Best of New Jazz’ at Montreal Jazz festival and The BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall. Her rich tone, great feel and endlessly melodic soloing draws comparisons with the likes of Paul Desmond and Charlie Rouse.

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. Ruth Hammond (Hopkins Hammond Trio, Jingu Bang, Starlings, Brass Junkies) is Bristol’s top improvising multi-instrumentalist, equally at home performing at Ronnie Scotts, The National Theatre or a Serbian Castle on all number of woodwinds and keyboards. 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.