HOPKINS HAMMOND TRIO with Special Guest CRAIG CROFTON are at FRINGE JAZZ at THE BRISTOL FRINGE Clifton Village on Wednesday 24th April at 8PM. Tickets £10.
Matt Hopkins - Guitar
Ruth Hammond - Organ
Scott Hammond - Drums
& Special Guest Craig Crofton - Sax
Hopkins Hammond Trio are a band we've been trying to find a date for for over two years so we're really pleased that at last Matt, Ruth and Scott are scheduled to grace the stage at Fringe Jazz and what's more they've invited the Bristol based Anglo/American ace saxophonist Craig Crofton to join them as special guest for the gig.
The wonderful guitarist Matt Hopkins is well known to the Fringe Jazz audience making regular appearances over the years with John Pearce, Dave Newton, James Morton and Andy Sheppard. Hopkins Hammond sees Matt teamed up with the formidably musical husband and wife team of multi-instrumentalist Ruth Hammond on Hammond Organ and the brilliant drummer Scott Hammond who is probably best known for his work with Ian Anderson's Jethro Tull but just happens to have a jazz pedigree that includes playing with Alan Barnes, Bobby Wellins, Jason Rebello and many more.
There is an undeniable chemistry between these three master musicians that is evident in everything they play. This could be well known jazz standards, tunes by the likes of John Scofield, Michael Brecker and Pat Metheny or the trio's own compositions.