Nick Hempton is an alto and tenor saxophonist, composer, and bandleader producing new music in the modern/mainstream tradition. Calling New York home since 2004, he headlines clubs throughout the city, as well as concert halls and festivals around the world. Influenced by the greats of the instrument– Dexter Gordon, Sonny Stitt, Cannonball Adderley, etc., and informed by a youth misspent playing Rhythm & Blues and Ska in his native Australia, Hempton’s jazz is original, approachable, and always swinging.
“Highly entertaining, hard-driving and solid swinging modern jazz… creative, intense and superb.” – Edward Blanco, E-JazzNews
Nick Hempton Trio
Featuring: Mark Lockett (d), Michael Story (b) and Nick Hempton (s)
Date: Thurs 5 Oct 2017
Venue: Pyramid Club, 272 Taranaki St.
Price: $20 General, $15 Members and Students with ID