Friday 21 June 2019 at 7.30pm
Doors open 7.00pm
- Geoff Castle keyboards
- Matt Wates alto sax
- Dominic Grant guitar
- Rob Statham bass
- Chris Fletcher percussion,
- Les Cirkel drums
Legendary latin-jazz-funk fusion outfit Paz, formed in 1971, has recorded eleven critically acclaimed albums, often topping the fusion charts. The band is led by keyboard player Geoff Castle, for many years a stalwart of the pioneering jazz/rock band Nucleus. Geoff has played and recorded with the likes of George Coleman, Ian Dury and Georgie Fame.
Fronting the line-up is acclaimed saxophonist Matt Wates, who Progress regulars will remember from his appearance with his sextet last October. The ensemble is completed by long-standing members Dominic Grant guitar, Rob Statham bass, Chris Fletcher percussion and Les Cirkel drums.
This is a band which has remained steadfastly resistant to being pigeonholed, incorporating a multitude of influences well before ‘fusion’ became fashionable; Paz’s music stands the test of time magnificently.
“The UK’s premier latin-fusion band, Paz play a lightly grooving, cheery and danceable music with loads of funk and flair” - Time Out
Get a flavour of what’s in store here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0c-SiPpZSO0
Photo: Zoë White Photography
Jazz at Progress is presented in association with Jazz in Reading.